Category: vROPs

vROPS 7.5 – New Widgets and Dashboards enhancement details

vROPS 7.5 has too many features to even mention in greater detail. Since I can’t cover them all, I will cover one of the best sections that I like the most: new features that will enhance Dashboards and Widgets creation. Below is a walk though…


Download – vSphere Complete Health Check Dashboard for vROPS 7+

One click and you can analyze everything wrong with your current vCenter Environment! From physical hardware issues, VM performance and configurations issues, Cluster Configurations issues, Datastore problems, ESXi Host performance, security, and configurations issues. Supports up to all levels of your virtual environment (vCenter, Datacenter,…


vROPS – How to find out which Clusters have inconsistent datastores mounted to the Host

All ESXi Host attached to a specific cluster should have the same amount of datastores connected to it. This is important for vMotion purposes as a VM can’t vMotion to a Host if the datastore that the VM is on is not presented to that…


vROPS 7.5 – Filter out data without using Custom Groups

One of my favorite new features of vROPS 7.5 is the ability to filter data from almost every widget. In prior versions you would need to point the widget to a custom group. This led to too many custom groups which makes things harder to…


Download – vROPS Hardware and configuration issues dashboard

The purpose of this dashboard is to capture all the important issues with Physical Host Hardware, host network availability, storage availability, and vSwitch configuration issues. Out of the box, vROPS captures all these issues using alerts definitions. This dashboard filters these alerts and turn the…


vROPS – How to create a list of all Physical Host hardware issues

Out of the box, vROPS does an amazing job collecting Physical Host alerts. By default vROPS collects host fan sensor issues, battery sensor problems, voltage issues, system board issues, memory errors, hardware sensor issues, and more. The entire list is shown below. In this guide…


vROPS 6.7+ – How to use Expressions to make metrics more useful

The Expression feature that is located in the View Widget will allow you to create a simple formula using the metric you have chosen. This is an excellent feature as it will allow us to make a metric a lot more useful and accurate. It…


Download – VMware Inventory Dashboard for vROPS 7.0+

I don’t share out any advance dashboards on my blog, mainly because all my advances ones I keep exclusively to my customers.  I had to think a few times before I decided to share out this particular dashboard because of all the work I put…


vROPS 6.7+ – What-If Analysis Guide (Future Capacity Planning)

Here is another hidden gem inside of vROPS that many of my customers don’t even know about until I show them: The What-If Analysis feature. This used to be called Projects in the older versions. This tool is great for planning an increase in workload…


Download – vROPS Environment Growth Dashboard for vROPS 7.0+

Here is my latest enhancement of the Environment Growth Dashboard. This dashboard allows Engineers, Operators, and Managers to view growth for VMs, Hosts, Datastores, Capacity, and more in the last 6 months.

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Download – VM Troubleshooting Dashboard for vROPS 7.0+

I have updated the VM Troubleshooting Dashboard for up to Version 7.0.  This is a must-have dashboard for any environment out there and people have told me it is way better than the out of the box one that comes with vROPS.  Also make sure…


Download – vROPS 7.0 Datastore Troubleshooting Dashboard

This is an updated version of my popular vROPS Datastore Troubleshooting Dashboard.  I updated and enhanced my dashboard up to vROPS Version 7.0.  Also check out my other dashboards on the Download Tab.

Quickly Troubleshoot Datastore Issues
Identify if there are any capacity bottlenecks
View the history of…


Download – VM Host Troubleshooting for vROPs 7.0

Here is the latest Host Troubleshooting dashboard that was enhanced and fixed up to the latest version of vROPs 7.0.  Besides fixing some of the metrics, I’ve enhanced almost every part of the dashboard.  I will post the latest Datastore and VM Troubleshooting Dashboards soon.

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vROPs 7 – How to manually backup vROPS customized work

This is an updated guide on how to backup your customized work on vROPS version 7. I highly recommend to backup all your customized Dashboards, Reports, Alerts, etc. once every month. This is just an option to back up…


vROPS 6.7 – Reclamation Settings Guide (Powered Off VMs, Idle VMs, Old Snapshots)

So in vROPS 6.7, a lot of the capacity settings are now no longer in Policies They are actually located in the Home page of vROPS. This guide will walk you through on where to find these important settings and how to use them.

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