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vCOPs resources (vCenter Operations Manager)

| 04/12/2014 | Tags: , , ,

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If you have spent time working with vCOPs you will be aware of the numerous and widespread resources out on the net to help you install and fine tune your deployment. Given there is a lot of content out there that is not always easy to fine immediately I wanted to collate a useful list for my own use and to share with others.

Still a work in progress..

Release notes – 5.8.4 (current at time of posting)

https://www.vmware.com/support/vcops/doc/vcops-584-vapp-release-notes.html

Installation guides

Sizing guidelines – http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2057607

vSphere “fat” client deployment – http://vxpresss.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/part-3-deploying-vcenter-operations.html

vSphere web client deployment video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzJBTAO7bMY

vSphere web client deployment – http://cloudmaniac.net/deploy-vrealize-vcenter-operations-manager-vcops-vrops/

vSphere web client deployment – http://www.vmadmin.co.uk/resources/83-vcops/376-vcenter-operations-manager-5-8-vcops-part-1-deploying-the-operations-manager-vapp

Install/deployment guide – https://www.vmware.com/pdf/vcops-vapp-582-deploy-guide.pdf

Complete guides/series

Complete series from David Davis – http://blogs.vmware.com/management/2014/01/david-davis-on-vcenter-operations-post1-why-do-you-need-more-tools.html

Complete series from Sunny Dua – http://vxpresss.blogspot.in/2014/03/part-1-optimizing-vcenter-operations.html 

Post install/fine tuning

Fine tuning vCOPs for your environment – http://www.definedbysoftware.com/category/vcops/ 

Fine tuning vCOPs  – http://www.pkguild.com/2014/01/tuning-vcenter-operations-manager-going-from-omg-the-sky-is-falling-to-relevant-alerts/

Policies

Configuring polices – http://www.slideshare.net/SunnyDua1/configuring-policies-in-v-c-ops?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.slideshare.net%2FSunnyDua1

Configuring multiple policies – http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2051078

Capacity planning

Capacity planning – http://www.jasongaudreau.com/2014/06/vcenter-operations-manager-capacity.html

Introduction to capacity planning – http://blogs.vmware.com/management/2014/07/david-davis-vcenter-operations-post-12-introduction-capacity-planning-world-view.html

Custom UI guides

vCenter Operations Manager – Custom UI Series – http://www.itdiversified.com/vmware/vcops-series/

Capacity planning dashboard – http://imallvirtual.com/1-click-capacity-planning-vcops-dashboard-part-1/

Super metrics

Get them right – http://www.jume.nl/entry/vcops-super-metrics-get-them-right

Using them – http://vxpresss.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/part-1-using-vcops-super-metrics-custom.html

Integrating vCOPs and vCO

Self healing data centre? – http://www.vcoportal.de/2012/05/integrate-vcops-and-vco/

vCOPs legends

These are blogs of people whom imo are truly great with vCOPs

http://imallvirtual.com/

http://vxpresss.blogspot.in/p/vcops.html

http://www.virtualiseme.net.au/index.php/category/vcops/