vROps 8.2 – Get Metrics/Properties sorted

Sometimes it is easier to identify which kind of metrics/properties are provided with a vROps Version or/and Management Packs if you have a list where you can just use filter to find something instead of “clicking” through all Objecttypes. 😉

Here we go! I’ve created an Excel export based on vROps 8.2 with following additional Adapter enabled/configured/installed which are included in this Excel File:

  • vSphere Adapter
  • vIDM Adapter 1.1
  • Horion Adapter 6.7
  • NSX-V 3.6
  • SDDC Management Pack 8.1
  • In vROps Version integrated and Activated:
    • NSX-T 8.2, LogInsight, vSAN, vRA, Ping Adapter, OS / Remote Monitoring

Have fun! 😉


vROps 8.2 – Ping Adapter available

With vROps 8.2 VMware provides a new Adapter for Pinging systems. In the past customers have to use Agents like EPOPS/Telegraf to have the capability of ping systems.

Now it comes natively with vROps and it just needs to be activated within your Repository:

After you have enabled the Adapter you can configure it through “Other Accounts”

The configuration parameter are as follows. You define the Adapter Instance Name, Address List, the ping intervals, packet size etc.

If you have different Remote Collectors (different location) you can create own Ping Adapter Instanz for address which needs to be pinged by a special collector/collector group.

You can also use a config file to define the list of addresses which needs to be checked within a single Adapter Instance:

These are the Objecttypes/Structure which are provided by the Ping Adapter after you enabled it:

And these are the metrics/Properties for the FQDN Objecttype

I didn’t tested so much with the new Ping Adapter but feel free to contact me for any feedback.


vROps 8.2 – Content Backup

VMware released vRealize Operations Manager 8.2 and brings one of the most requested feature by the customer – Backup the Content with a single Button .

Based on the data size and limitations of vROps most of the customer decided to not backup vROps with the standard procedure (whole VM (includes historical data)). Most customer were just interested in all the custom created content like Dashboard, Views, Reports, Metric Configuration, Supermetrics etc. where they put so much effort in it.

There were lot’s of streams started to create custom Scripts to get the necessary Content through API/OPSCLI.

Now in 8.2 we can Backup the whole Content with a single Button and download a single compressed file.

Even if you want to automate it you can trigger it via API aswell (btw. vROps 8.2 is using the Swagger now too). 😉

Just keep in mind if you don’t use a “Service Account” for creating all the Dashboards just the dashboards which are assigned to your current user will be exported because dashboards and users have a 1:1 assignment.