#vROps 6.3 – SNMP filtering

| 30/08/2016 | Tags: , ,

vRealize-Operations-Manager-Logo_thumb.jpgSo one of the most common questions I get from customers regarding vROps is alert filtering and up until very recently the only way to filter was either by email alerting or via the REST plugin. However 9/10 customers wanted to use SNMP and with vROps it was a question of switching on the fire-hose and pointing it to the receiver and let that end point or middle-ware handle the torrent of data. This was naturally not always well received and in some cases rendered that option as a dead end.

However I was delighted to see in 6.3 that you can now indeed filter SNMP as well.

So how do we do this?

From the home page click content





Then from the content menu select notifications











Then in the main window click the green plus icon to create a new notification filter.

You can then create the filter you want and then when happy click save.






That’s it job done!


Whats new in #vROps 6.3 part 2

| 25/08/2016 | Tags: , ,

In this post I will drill down to look at some of the enhancements, improvements and or new additions one by one.

New Home Dashboard – as you can see this is a very useful and helpful way or presenting a high level set of data about your environment with also many ways to interact and interrogate the data you are being presented with. Among other items you can filter on (Health/Risk/Efficiency), alter the scope, see alerts relative to the objects you are interested in.

home dashboard




Workload Balance & DRS – TO further enhance the integration for the Workload placement engine this new dashboard lets you see your clusters and respective hosts and also allows you to set the DRS level per cluster.





Workload Balance – This has been enhanced from the previous version allowing you to filter by CPU/Memory only demand and also the ability to re-balance with vROps actions.





Monitoring goals – Now this has been asked for by many user and customers, this allows you to recreate a default monitoring policy by answering the questionnaire.















vROps Self Services Dashboards – This was another request from many customers and users alike who wanted to be able to effectively monitor vROps with this set of dashboards your wish has been granted.







Whats new in #vROps 6.3

| 23/08/2016 | Tags: , , ,

vRealize-Operations-Manager-Logo_thumb.jpgSo the latest release of vROps has some cool new things and at a very high level below are the key stand out improvements and changes.

I will do a more deep dive in the next few days.

You can get the release notes here.

You can download it here.

  • New home dashboard
  • Improved WLP and DRS integration
  • Improved Workload Dashboard
  • Wizard now available for policy creation or amendment
  • Improved visibility of Data collection status
  • Many new Hardening policies (6.0, ESXi, vCenter, VMs, Network) and increased number of checks + reporting
  • New SDDC Health Dashboards (installed as a MP)
  • New Self services dashbaords (vROps)
  • Improved UI/UX Visuals
  • Heatmap improvements
  • Improved dashboards (free widget layout)
  • New Widget (recommended actions)
  • Improved Log insight integrations (3.6 vLI)