Advanced VMware vRealize Operations Manager
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Advanced VMware vRealize Operations Manager

Automate key processes and improve IT efficiency with this handy guide
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What Will I Learn?
  • Get to know how to trigger events with alerts and symptoms
  • Manipulate metric data using super metrics
  • Create a basic dashboard using widgets
  • Import custom data and add it to existing objects
  • Create relationships via the UI and REST
  • Configure and set up notifications
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  • This is a mastering-level course that is aimed at viewers having basic skills with the vRealize Operations Manager. It follows a very practical step-by-step approach to teach viewers how they can extend their administrative skills with this pragmatic guide.

VMware vRealize Operations Manager is used to deliver intelligent operations management to automate key processes and improve IT efficiency.

This course starts by teaching you to configure and create alerts based on environment-specific symptoms. Then, we’ll walk you through manipulating metric data using super metrics. You will learn how and when to use groups, after which we move on to basic dashboard design to deliver easy-to-consume data in our environment. You'll learn how to import custom data and work with relationships.

Next, we’ll revamp our basic dashboard and introduce interactivity to it, so it can show data on selected objects. Finally, you will learn how to set up notifications and will be equipped to manage, run, and use vROps within you own environment.

About The Author

Chris Slater is a Senior Solutions Architect working for VMware as part of the Professional Services Organisation (PSO). He specializes in SDDC technologies and methodologies such as vSphere, vRealize Operations Manager, and Infrastructure and Platform as a Service (IaaS/PaaS) through vRealize Automation.

Chris is a VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX-DV #102) and received a Bachelor of IT from the Australian National University. His primary customer base is the Australian Federal Government that has allowed him to work in some of the largest vSphere environments in Australia.Chris is in his early 30’s and it grateful for the support from his wife Nicola and three children Sophia, Daniel and Joel. Outside of work, he enjoys gaming and watching Hobbit and Frozen (for the 100th time) with his kids. Chris can be followed on twitter @cslater27.

Scott Norris is currently a Senior Consultant in VMware's Professional Services Organization (PSO). He specializes in multiple VMware technologies, such as ESXi, vCenter, vRA 6 and 7, vCD, vCOps (vROps ), vRO, SRM, and Application Services. He is a VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX -DCA and VCDX-CMA #201).

For the last 8 years, Scott has worked exclusively on VMware products and technologies, supporting small environments from a single server, to large federal government environments with hundreds of hosts.

He is a 34-year-old father of two and has been an IT professional for 12 years minus a small hiatus in which he fought and won the battle against non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Outside of work, Scott enjoys messing around in his test lab, playing with his children, or kicking back playing the Xbox. He can be followed on Twitter at @auScottNorris.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for system administrators, IT Consultants, and vRealize Engineers who are responsible for the day-to-day smooth running of a virtualized enterprise IT environment, and are looking to improve the reliability and maintainability of virtualized environments. Viewers should be well-versed with fundamentals of vRealize Operations Manager.
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Curriculum For This Course
28 Lectures
Alerts and Symptoms
5 Lectures 23:36

This video provides an overview of the entire course.

Preview 02:59

This video describes what Symptoms are and how to create and configure them.


This video describes what Alerts are and how to create and configure them.


This video describes what Recommendations are and how to create and configure them.


This video describes what Actions are.

Super Metrics
3 Lectures 24:18

What are Super Metrics in vRealize Operations Manager and where would they be used? What is the terminology that vROps uses for Super Metrics and how does this assist in creating Super Metrics?

Preview 07:36

What are the different types of Super Metrics and what are they used for?

Using Super Metrics

How do I create my own Super Metrics in vRealize Operations Manager?

Creating Super Metrics
Groups and Applications
2 Lectures 12:53

This video describes what Groups are and how to create and configure them.

Preview 06:45

Describe what applications are and how to create them

Using Applications
Basic Dashboard Design
2 Lectures 18:22

What are Dashboard Widgets and what are the different types? How are Widgets used in vROps based on different use cases?

Preview 08:28

How do I create my own dashboards? Once I have created a dashboard how can I share it with other users?

Basic Dashboard Step-by-Step Design
Importing Custom Data
4 Lectures 18:32

Why would custom data need to be imported?

Preview 03:18

Browse to the API documents page.

Overview of the REST API

Work out what data and metrics you want to import.

Creating Objects and Adding Metrics

Choose the object for deletion.

Deleting Objects
Working with Relationships
3 Lectures 17:43

What are Relationships and what are they used for?  Dashboard Widgets, Troubleshooting, vROps Badges

Preview 05:53

How do you create and delete your own Relationships in the UI?

Creating Relationships in the UI

How do I create Relationships via the REST API?

Creating Relationships via the REST API
Advanced Dashboard
3 Lectures 20:09

Talk about the benefits of an advanced dashboard.

Preview 03:50

Get to know what is a Metric Config.

Metric Configurations

Creating a new dashboard.

Creating a Dashboard
3 Lectures 17:52

What are the different types of notifications in vRealize Operations Manager and what are they used for?

Preview 05:23

How do I create notifications for outbound alerting? How do I send notifications for only specific alerts or objects?

Configuring Notification Alerts

How can notifications be sent to vRealize Orchestrator to run workflows?

Triggering Events in vRO with Notifications
3 Lectures 16:18

Log in to vROps and navigate to the admin section.

Preview 03:01

Navigate to the Admin Sections.

What to Look for?

Navigate to the admin section and select Cluster management.

Steps to Try
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