While there is a reasonable amount of information about how HA works in vROps I have found there is still some confusion as to how HA actually works with vROps or rather what are the benefits and perhaps more importantly the cost for enabling the feature. HA is a great feature and in my opinion should be considered seriously with any deployment (where possible). Not only does HA protect your Master node (which essentially behaves as an index for your vROps cluster and if lost will render your cluster dead unless you have a working backup of your cluster) it will also allow your cluster to tolerate a data node failure.
So vROps 6.5 has been out for around a month now and I finally have a little while to write a post on what I personally really like. There is a lot of great new enhancements and improvements added in 6.5 but for the sake of brevity I shall highlight two that I really liked. Flexibility to increase RAM in between node sizes So if you are familiar with vROps you will know that when you deploy it you have “T-Shirt” sizes to choose from, Small, Medium, Large and now Extra Large (6.
Welcome to the vRealize Operations Manager Webinar Series 2017. With the huge success of the series back in 2016, we wanted to take a break, enjoy the success and come back with full rigor for this series in 2017. We are here and we are charged up to give you some more dope on vRealize Operations manager in the year 2017. The delivery mechanism would be same as last year. We will start with talking about a topic and then jump into a live environment to see what happens when the rubber hits the road…
I have recently been able to get vSAN properly up and running in my lab and took a look at the OOTB Dashboards that come with the MPSD (Management Pack for Storage Devices). As I have a hybrid build (I know many have All Flash Arrays) I was interested in how hard my Flash Cache was working so I built a dashboard purely focused on this aspect of the vSAN product.
Time to publish the recording for the 12th episode of the vROps Webinar Series. This time we did a what’s new with vRealize Operations 6.4 and the changes made to vRealize Operations 6.4as you will see there has been a lot packed into this recent release! It has been an awesome 12 months working with Sunny on this project and I am very glad to say we will be back next year (we will skip January and will return in February).
It’s the time of the month when I would like to invite you to join the next episode of our year long vROps Webinar Series. As we move towards the closure of a fantastic year, we would like to take a zoom out view at the vRealize Operations Manager solution with a What’s New Episode. We did a What’s new with vRealize Operations 6.3 a couple of months back, however looking at some awesome changes made to vRealize Operations 6.
Time to publish the recording for the 11th episode of the vROps Webinar Series. This time we were joined by Vinith Menon who spoke about getting more from your vROps builds with PowerCLI. Vinith demonstrated the many useful ways of leveraging PowerCLI to manage your vROps environments and also communicate with the vROps API. Huge thanks to Vinith Menon for presenting this excellent session. So without further ado, here is the recording for this session:
Another month has gone and Christmas is now looming large! It has been extremely busy but we still want to continue with the momentum of webinar series getting to the business end of the year. This time around we will talk about getting more out of vRealize Operations Manager using PowerCLI. This session we will be joined by Vinith Menon who will show us all kinds of PowerCLI goodness. So without further a do, save the date in your calendars and join use for the next episode of vRealize Operations Webinar Series 2016.
If you have been following and enjoying the vROps Webinar series both Sunny and I have been running this year you may find it useful to know Sunny has put all the slide decks up and availble in one place for you to download and share if you so wish. vROps Webinar Series Slide Decks Enjoy and share the knowledge! If you have any questions or comments just drop either Sunny or myself a comment on our respective blogs or contact us on twitter.
I was asked recently if there were any materials I could direct people to with regards to expanding existing vROps deployments. I did a brief search on the web to see what material was “out there” on how to perform what is a straight forward task. To my surprise very little came up. So I have decided to create this guide with all the things you need to consider when you are going to either expand or need to remove a node from one of your active vROps deployments.