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.