#vROps 6.7 – Automate all the things..
There are many improvements, changes and new additions to vROps in version 6.7 but one of the aspects that stands out to me personally is the direction VMware are taking with the product. Aside from the obvious addition of cloud costings and comparisons and a reworked capacity planning (from the ground up) and new hook in to Wavefront (which I really like) there has been some real effort to improve how you can further automate things from vROps.
The list of OOTB actions has grown a lot.. (a sample below)
Couple this with the vRO Management Pack and you can have some serious proactive and reactive automation taking place based on effective monitoring.
If you were already considering using vROps for automation then perhaps this will tip the balance and if you were in the no camp then perhaps you will reconsider?
Either way 6.7 looks great (loving the dark theme)
You can check out more about the overall changes and improvements in the follow sites.
Nice blog summary – https://lukaswinn.net/2018/04/12/welcome-to-vrealize-operations-6-7/
Missing actions in vRealize Automation
Recently the team I am working with came across an interesting bug/issue with actions missing from deployed VMs. We had checked and double checked the entitlements yet the actions that should be available to the end-user/customer were not listed.
Everything appeared to point to a permissions issue until one of the team members noticed something with regards to blueprints in the catalog.
Before I continue with what we observed and how we “fixed” it please bear in mind the blueprints were created programmatically. (Automating vRA IaaS Blueprint creation with vRO)