How to Maximize all Monitoring Tools

Every time I walk into a new engagement with a Fortune 500 company, I always ask the customer the question “what are issues they want to address”. Of course, I always get these cool stories on how performance bottlenecks like high CPU and Memory slowed…


Download – vROPS Cluster Uptime Checker Dashboard

Management is always worrying about infrastructure uptime. They usually want to know if there were any unplanned outages in the last week? What about the past 30/60/90 days? And if there were any outages, what caused it? To answer these questions I have created the…


vROPS – Core Dashboard (vCenter and vROPS Monitoring)

This is a must-have dashboard for those who wish to monitor vCenter Appliance partition disk space usage and vROPs disk space usage filling up as well. Both are critical as it can lead to an outage on both products. This dashboard covers the following.

Are my…


15 features that makes vROPS the best Monitoring tool period

Now that remote work is at an all-time high, monitoring and automating tools are now needed more than ever. Luckily vROPS is a superb automating and monitoring tool. Yes, vROPS is an automating tool. In this post I will show you features that makes vROPS…


vROPS – Answering all the major vROPS questions (Best vROPS References)

In my 7+ Years working for VMware and doing vROPS for almost every industry out there,  I get tons of vROPS questions and a lot of the questions obviously gets repeated.  In this post I will answer some of the most common questions, but to…


vROPS 7 – How to get VM growth stats by any given time

This is for Managers who would like to know how many average VMs have we grown each month? How much have we grown in the past 6-months? In this guide I will show you how to use Expressions to formulate these calculations. …


vROPS – How to add additional metrics/properties to an Alert

In this guide I will walk you though how to add extra fields to an alert. For example, if a VM has disk latency, the alert doesn’t show which datastore the VM is on. This can be quite inconvenient if the alert is…


Download – Windows Server Checker Dashboard for vROPS 7.0+

On January 14th 2020 Microsoft will be officially ending its support for Windows 2008 Servers. In this post I will share you an awesome dashboard that will instantly check for how many servers that are running version 2008 and below. Below is a handy user…


vROPs – Using Instance breakdown feature to get more detailed data

In this post I will show you how to use the Instance Breakdown feature to get more granular detailed metrics. For example, out of the box it is easy to see the overall CPU usage % from a VM. However, what if you…


Download – Vmware Inventory Dashboard for vROPS 7+

Has your manager ever ask how much capacity is being used in a particular vCenter or your entire environment? This dashboard is now upgraded to include all this information and more. The dashboard shows complete inventory of your environment (vCenter, Hosts, Clustes, VMs, etc), how…


vCenter 6.7 – Three ways to migrate external vCenter PSC to Embedded Mode

Announced in November 2018, the External Platform Services Controller (PSC) is being deprecated. If you are running vSphere 6.7 or vSphere 6.5 Update 2, you can now enjoy the benefits of using embedded PSC deployments without the hassle and complexity of…


vROPS 7.5 – How to create a Custom Profile Metric

Custom Profiles are now back in vROPS 7.5 and this version has made it a lot easier to add it as a metric. Why use custom profiles? This feature allows us to estimate how many VMs you can build in an environment (vCenter,…


Update – vSphere Complete Health Check Dashboard for vROPS v1.1

Added more enhancements to my vRealize Operations Manager vCenter Health Check Dashboard. Just select a vCenter, Cluster, or Datacenter and let the dashboard show you over 50 things wrong with your environment.  Feel free to comment on anything else you would like to see added…


vROPS 7.5 – Using Custom Groups to create a custom health metric

In this guide I will show you how to create your own custom health metric based on criteria that you can control. One of my customers once gave me a half a point off from a perfect dashboard because they wanted a metric to tell…


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…