By default, vRealize Operations Manager alerts us when OS partition/disk is out of space. But sometimes want to exclude some disks or partitions from such alerts because they are full by design. For example, you have a separate partition for pagefile, rotated logs, or just userspace that can be full, and it's ok to us. … Continue reading How to exclude partitions from vRealize Operations Manager alerts
Introduction In my previous post, I presented you with a vRealize Orchestrator workflow to remove all snapshots older than X days/hours for a particular virtual machine (you can find and download it here). Today, I am going to use that workflow to create my custom resource action. But to make it a little more complicated, … Continue reading vRA 8.4+ Custom resource action: Remove virtual machine snapshots older than X days/hours for all VMs inside Deployment.
Introduction If you are familiar with the vRealize Orchestrator and vCenter plugin, you may know that a build-in workflow called: Remove old snapshots (Library->vCenter->Virtual Machine management->Snapshot) can be used to find and remove old snapshots. So, why do I need a new workflow? Because it is the first part of my plan to create vRealize … Continue reading vRO workflow: Remove virtual machine snapshots older than X days/hours.
vRealize Operations Manager is a powerful tool that enables and simplifies performance, capacity, and cost optimization in our environment. Today I want to focus on actions that we can run from the vROPS console. By default, The actions available in vRealize Operations Manager allow us to modify the state or configuration of selected objects in vCenter. But … Continue reading Add vRO workflow as a custom resource action in vRealize Operations Manager
Last time, someone asked me: what if I add a persistent disk to the virtual machine and remove it from deployment in the vRealize Automation portal. How can I attach it again? I was a little confused because I didn't know that it could be a problem. So, I checked it on my lab, and … Continue reading vRA 8.4.x – How to attach disconnected persistent volume to virtual machine using API
A few weeks ago, I wrote an article that shows how to integrate vROPS with Identity Manager and create catalog apps (here). So if we are logged into vRIDM, we can access our apps without adding a username and password a second time. But what if we have our computer in the domain, are logged … Continue reading Configure Kerberos authentication in vRealize Identity Manager 3.3.4
This article will demonstrate how to integrate vRealize Operations Manager with Workspace ONE Access (formally known as vRealize identity Manager) and add vROPS to Web Apps catalog. vRIDM gives us the ability to provides IDaaS (Identity as a Service). vRIDM acts as a broker between our identity providers and applications. It handles conditional-based access, SSO, … Continue reading How to add vRealize Operations Manager 8.x to vRealize Identity Manager Web Apps catalog
This time we are jumping to vRealize Operations Manager and looking for an answer to the question: How long was my VM powered on, for example, in the last 7 or 30 days? Sounds simple and it can be useful to show that on SLA reports. Yes, we have a built-in metric in vROPS called … Continue reading vROPS Super Metric: VM OS Uptime in a given time
Introduction Sometimes we need to stop processing our workflows and wait for example to check a process in a guest every few seconds. But vRealize Orchestrator gives us two options. We can use Sleep task or use Waiting timer/Wait until the date that will suspend workflow and schedule resume when you want. But what are … Continue reading vRO workflow: sleep or pause and wait? What’s the difference, and when to use these options?
Have you ever tried to create snapshots for multiple virtual machines? You can select many VM and power on/off, migrate or delete, but there is no option to create or remove snapshots. When you need to do it on few servers, it is not a problem, but what if you need to make 20 snapshots? … Continue reading Create/Remove snapshots for all virtual machines inside VM folder using vRO Plugin