Create a custom dashboard in vROPs

Creating a dashboard in vRealize Operation Manager has been made significantly easier over the years. Here we will create a simply dashboard that let you choose a cluster and pull up some basic information about it. Go to Dashboards and select Create Dashboard Enter a name for your new dashboard Using the toggle switch at

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Creating a view in vROPs

vRealize Operations Manager gives you the ability to take all the data and metrics it has ingested and use that to create smaller, more targeted, visual data for specific objects and metrics for a given time frame. Once created, these can be used independently or as part of dashboards and reports. Below, I will run

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Adding Binaries to vRealize LifeCycle Manager

So you have just installed vLCM and are excited to deploy your first platform to your environment when you receive this error: For obvious capacity limitations, it’s generally not advised to keep every version of every products OVA stored as frankly you’re unlikely to need them the vast majority of the time. Fortunately, its an

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Deploy a vRealize Network Insight cluster using Lifecycle manager

The below steps assume you have an existing environment deployed and you’re simply wanting to add vRNI to it.Before you get started, please ensure that you have collected your IP information & have configured DNS entries for the platform and collector VMs. Log into vRLCM and go to the environments section: Find the environment you

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New Lab

As any techie knows, the best way to keep on top of the ever changing products and services they specialize in is to either run a Lab or make use of lab like environments. Fortunately with VMware we have the awesome VMware Hands On Labs (HOL) which allows you to test many if not all

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vSphere Tags & vROps Metrics

This week i had been tasked with collecting lists of VMs that are tagged within certain vSphere tag categories and then compiling lists of their metrics so that service group owners can identify resource demand during testing. This information would also be useful if rightsizing your environment or planning new infrastructure. I used the following

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