Category: Maximize IT

Download – VM Troubleshooting Dashboard for vROPS 6.7

Here is an updated version of the VM Troubleshooting Dashboard for those who updated to the latest version of vRealize Operatoins Manager 6.7.  As some of you have already known, vRealize Operations Manager 6.7 has depreciated a lot of metrics and properties.  As a result of this, you will experience a reduced footprint of 30% so that product analytics can perform faster. Make sure to download the user guide as well. Also before upgrading to vROPS 6.7, make sure you run the Upgrade Assessment Tool here.  If you would like a full list of depreciated metrics you can view them here.

 

VM Troubleshooting by VMignite.com Dashboard Benefits

  • Troubleshoot VM Issues quickly by identifying root cause analysis
  • View the history of when the problem started (24 hours, last week, last month, last 6 months, etc)
  • View all the VM Properties without going to vCenter and jumping through many settings
  • View what is connected to the VM (Host, Datastores, Folders, etc)

 

 

vROPS Version 6.6 and 6.7 Download Here VM Troubleshooting 6.6 (3932 downloads )

Troubleshooting Guide Download Here VM Troubleshooting Guide (4531 downloads )

 

To import in version 6.6 and above

  1. First unzip the file you just downloaded, it will contain a dashboard and a view file
  2. Go to Dashboards > Actions > Manage Dashboards

  3. Hit the dropdown and select Import Dashboards. Import the Dashboard.zip file

  4. Next to go Views > Dropdown > Import. Import the View.zip file

 

 

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Download – Datastore Troubleshooting Dashboard

I’ve created a must-have Datastore Troubleshooting dashboard. This dashboard is similar to the VM Troubleshooting Dashboard, however it covers Datastore performance, capacity, and related VM issues. This is part of the Maximize IT series.

  • Quickly Troubleshoot Datastore Issues
  • Identify if there are any capacity bottlenecks
  • View the history of when the problem started
  • View all the Datastore Properties
  • View what is connected to the Datastore
  • View all the VMs on the Datastore and some useful VM related stats

vROPs All Version Download Here -> Datastore Troubleshooting Dashboard (3963 downloads )

 

 

 

To import in version 6.6

  1. First unzip the file you just downloaded, it will contain a dashboard and a view file
  2. Go to Dashboards > Actions > Manage Dashboards

  3. Hit the dropdown and select Import Dashboards. Import the Dashboard.zip file

  4. Next to go Views > Dropdown > Import. Import the View.zip file

 

 

To import in version 6.x
To Import the dashboard go to Content > Dashboard > Import Dashboards
and import Dashboard.zip file

 

To Import the views go to Content > Views > Import
and import Dashboard.xml file

import

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Download – vROPS Host Troubleshooting Dashboard

Based on request, I have created the ESXi Host Troubleshooting Dashboard. This dashboard is similar to the VM Troubleshooting Dashboard, however it covers Host performance, capacity, and related VMs and Datastore issues. I’ve also created a handy Host Troubleshooting Guide as well, make sure to download it. This is part of the Maximize IT series.

  • Quickly Troubleshoot Host Issues
  • Identify if there are any capacity bottlenecks
  • View the history of when the problem started
  • View all the Host Properties
  • View what is connected to the Host
  • View all the VMs on the Host and some useful VM related stats

vROPs All Version Download Here ->  Host Troubleshooting Dashboard (4725 downloads )

vROPS Host Troubleshooting Guide Download Here ->  Host Troubleshooting Guide (4156 downloads )

 

 

To import in version 6.6

  1. First unzip the file you just downloaded, it will contain a dashboard and a view file
  2. Go to Dashboards > Actions > Manage Dashboards

  3. Hit the dropdown and select Import Dashboards. Import the Dashboard.zip file

  4. Next to go Views > Dropdown > Import. Import the View.zip file

 

 

To import in version 6.x
To Import the dashboard go to Content > Dashboard > Import Dashboards
and import Dashboard.zip file

 

To Import the views go to Content > Views > Import
and import Dashboard.xml file

import

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vROPS – Creating a Dashboard based on Custom Groups

In my next part of the Maximize IT series, I am sharing out some outstanding work done by one of my coworkers Peter Tymbel, Senior Consultant at VMware. You can visit his blog at http://www.vbulosity.com

The whitepaper he wrote, walks you to all the steps on creating a very advance and useful dashboard for Custom Groups. In the whitepaper he clearly walks you through the following

  1. Custom Groups – why custom groups and how to create them
  2. Super Metrics – shows you how to create over 10+ useful super metrics
  3. Custom Dashboard – Create some dashboards based on real use cases
  4. Custom Reports and Automating Reports
  5. Authorizing Users and Providing Role-Based Access

You can read more about it here. Or if you want to go straight to the Technical Whitepaper PDF than you can download it here

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Download – vROPS VM Troubleshooting Dashboard

Here is the first of many must-have dashboards to come: the VM Troubleshooting Dashboard. I am starting a new series called Maximize IT. The goal is simple, create must-haves dashboards that every company needs now to maximize IT operations. The latest version of vRealize Operation Manager 6.6 comes with some great enhanced out of the box dashboards. Here is an alternative version of the VM Troubleshooting dashboard. Also make sure to download the VM Troubleshooting guide as well, as it will show you step-by-step on how to use the dashboard to troubleshoot a VM.  To learn more about the default vROPs 6.6 troubleshooting dashboard, view Sunny Dua’s blog here

 

  • Troubleshoot VM Issues quickly by identifying root cause analysis
  • View the history of when the problem started
  • View all the VM Properties
  • View what is connected to the VM

 

 

vROPs Version 6.0 – 6.5 Download Here VM Troubleshooting 6.5 (2990 downloads )

vROPS Version 6.6 Download Here VM Troubleshooting Dashboard 7.0 (5827 downloads )

Troubleshooting Guide Download Here VM Troubleshooting Guide (4531 downloads )

 

To import in version 6.6

  1. First unzip the file you just downloaded, it will contain a dashboard and a view file
  2. Go to Dashboards > Actions > Manage Dashboards

  3. Hit the dropdown and select Import Dashboards. Import the Dashboard.zip file

  4. Next to go Views > Dropdown > Import. Import the View.zip file

 

 

To import in version 6.x
To Import the dashboard go to Content > Dashboard > Import Dashboards
and import Dashboard.zip file

 

To Import the views go to Content > Views > Import
and import Dashboard.xml file

import

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Download – vROPS vCenter Overview Dashboard

This dashboard will give you a high overview of all your vCenters (Capacity, Performance, Growth Trends, Alerts, and Oversized/Undersized).  Compare this dashboard overview to your competitors and you can see why vRealize Operations can not only look better but also offers more powerful features.  This dashboard works best on vRealize Operations 6.5.

Download here > vCenter Overview Dashboard (4303 downloads )

 

To Import the dashboard go to Content > Dashboard > Import Dashboards
and import VMignite.com – vCenter Overview

 

To Import the views go to Content > Views > Import
and import vmignite.com – vCenter Properties

import

 

 

Now go to Homepage and select VMignite.com – vCenter Overview from the dashboard list

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Download – vROPS VM Growth Dashboard

This dashboard allows you to view your Virtual Machine growth numbers and trends. This is useful information for Engineers, Operators, and Managers who want to know how fast their VMware environment is growing. It displays a nice growth graph and also list Total VMs by the month.  Instructions on importing the dashboard is below, notice there are two parts to upload.  This dashboard was created in celebration of my vExpert awarded to me this year.

Download here > VM Growth Dashboard (5953 downloads )

 

To Import the dashboard go to Content > Dashboard > Import Dashboards
and import VMignite.com – VM Growth Dashboard

 

To Import the views go to Content > Views > Import
and import vmignite.com – vm growth views

import

 

 

Now go to Homepage and select VMignite.com – VM Monthly Growth from the dashboard list

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