With the release of vRealize Operations 6.7 VMware has introduced few updates to the REST APIs. Please find the details on the VMware Blog. What’s New in vRealize Operations 6.7 REST APIs…
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If you would like to manage your vROPs using Powershell the following module could be helpful.
PowervROps is a module written for PowerShell that can be used to access various elements of the vRealize Operations Manager API via PowerShell functions.
Found a great blog post on how to monitor windows services with VMware vRealize Operations Manager (vROPs).
Link: Steve Tilkens Blog…
During my research about best practices of setting up a vROPs environment I found the following document which provides a guideline for a reference vROPs architecture.
“The vRealize Operations Manager Reference Architecture Guide provides recommendations for deployment
topology, hardware requirements, and interoperability, and scalability for
VMware vRealize Operations Manager 6.5.”
In my role as an onsite GSS Senior TSE at a large VMware customer in Germany I have to collect vROPs log bundles multiple times a week. As this is time consuming manual process I have created a script in my spare-time which fully automates this task.
The script triggers the creation of a log bundle using the CASA API, checks the status of the creation and download the log bundle when it is ready. After successful download it will automatically upload the bundle to sftpsite.vmware.com in the corresponding SR folder.
The script is avialable in my Gogs: vrops-support-bundle
Disclaimer: This is not officially supported by VMware, please use at your own risk.
Steps how to use the script:
Setup an Linux virtual machine as host for the script. A machine with 1 vCPU, 2GB Memory and 100Gb storage is sufficient. The storage can be smaller it really depends on …
If you would like to run a command remotely from the master node on all/only data/only remote collector nodes here is how you can do this.
On the master create a SSH key.
localhost:~ # ssh-keygen Generating public/private rsa key pair. Enter file in which to save the key (/root/.ssh/id_rsa): Created directory '/root/.ssh'. Enter passphrase (empty for no passphrase): Enter same passphrase again: Your identification has been saved in /root/.ssh/id_rsa. Your public key has been saved in /root/.ssh/id_rsa.pub. The key fingerprint is: ca:1a:a3:40:c1:5b:bb:e5:6f:b7:55:4c:bc:ce:b2:11 [MD5] root@localhost The key's randomart image is: +--[ RSA 2048]----+ | | |. . | | o . o | | + . o . | | o . . S E + | |. +. . = | |. .o.o + o | | . . +.. .. + | | . . ...... | +--[MD5]----------+
Copy the public key to all nodes.
localhost:~ # ssh-copy-id…
Long time no post, I’m busy like hell onsite at my VMware customer. As I’m working as Onsite Senior Technical Support Engineer in VMware GSS.
As part of my work I started to create VMware KB articles and my first VMware KB got approved and published now. It’s about VMware vROPs initial redirect issue using browser with a different language then english.
Hopefully this will help other customers to resolve this minor issue with vROPs.…