Learning Path: Learn VMware VRealize Operations Manager
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Explore ways to apply vROps to everyday operations management efficiently
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What Will I Learn?
  • Explore the vROps UI
  • Configure and install solutions to bring data into vROps
  • Administer and use vROps within your environment
  • Manipulate metric data using super metrics
  • Create relationships via the UI and REST
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  • vRealize Operations Manager 6.3.x
  • Basic knowledge of virtualization

Virtualization has touched every area of IT infrastructure and operations. Are you looking at working with servers, storage, networking, and security? Or do you want to improve the reliability and maintainability of virtualized environments? If yes, then you must be skilled in the key virtualization platform.

VMware vRealize Operations Manager is used to deliver intelligent operations management that will help you streamline your processes and customize the environment to suit your needs. You might find a lot of documentations for vROps, but like most other product documentations, these are generally very thin on the why aspect. For example, why should I enable some containers for capacity management and not others? Learn VMware VRealize Operation Manager from Scratch is a Learning Path that attempts to fill this gap and show you the positive impact this product can bring to an environment.

Packt’s Video Learning Paths are a series of individual video products put together in a logical and step-wise manner such that each video builds on the skills learned in the video before it.

This Learning Path starts by familiarizing you with the vROps UI. It explains both why and how vRealize Operations should be deployed, configured, and used in your environment. Then, you will learn how to create alerts based on environment-specific symptoms and how to manipulate metric data using super metrics. You will also see how and when to use groups and how you can deliver easy-to-consume data in your environment using the basic dashboard design. You will also see how to import custom data and work with relationships, Finally, you will learn how to trigger events with notifications. By the end of the Learning Path, you will know how to analyze and optimize your IT 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. He is in his early 30s and he is 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.

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.

Who is the target audience?
  • System administrators responsible for the smooth day-to-day running of a virtualized enterprise IT environment
  • Infrastructure architects and engineers responsible for designing and building solutions that improve the reliability and maintainability of virtualized environments
  • People who want to know how to get the most out of vROps, such as what the badges actually mean, and how capacity management policies should be configured for a typical production environment
  • Anyone who is keen to know more about vRealize Operations Manager for specific reference lookups, from badges to capacity planning and the new API
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61 Lectures
Learning VMware vRealize Operations Manager
33 Lectures 03:06:58
This video gives an overview of the entire course.
Preview 02:07

Deploying a vROps appliance

Deploying Appliance

This video aims to show initial configuration.
Initial configuration

This video aims at connecting the vCenter endpoint.

Connecting vCenter Endpoint

Familiarize yourself with the Home page.
Preview 05:19

Familiarize yourself with the Alerts page.
Alerts Page

Familiarize yourself with the Environment page.

Environment Page

Familiarize yourself with the Content page.
Content Page

Familiarize yourself with the Admin page.
Admin Page

Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) is vital to leverage in order to move any system into production. By default,vROps only has a single shared admin account. This section covers the important topic of how to create and import users for enterprise-grade RBAC.
Preview 08:23

Groups are a far more effective way to govern access than individual users. The process for adding local users and groups is similar to users butfar more common in enterprises.

There is no point creating or importing users or groups if there isn't the appropriate role to assign them to. What if the out-of-the-box roles aren't what you are looking for? How do you create a role from scratch?

The most common users and groups used within vRealize Operations Manager are from Active Directory. However, before you can import them, you need to set up your authentication source.
Active Directory

If I can add users from Active Directory, what permission do vCenter users have if they are logging in with their vSphere credentials? How do vCenter users differ from other vROps users and groups and when should I use them?

vCenter Users and Groups

This video aims at giving a general look at solutions and the role they play within vROps.
Preview 05:41

This video aims at showing how to installa Solution in vROps.
Installing Solutions

The aim of this video is to familiarize you with configuring solutions.
Configuring Solutions

What are badges and how do they assist with troubleshooting issues? What are the different major and minor badges and how do they relate to each other?

What Are badges?

What is the Health Badge and how should I use it? What are the Workload, Anomalies and Fault badges and how do they relate to health?
Understanding the Health Badge

What is the Risk Badge and how should I use it? What are Capacity Remaining, Time Remaining and Stress badges and how do they relate to risk?

Understanding the Risk Badge

What is the Efficiency Badge and how should I use it? What are the Reclaimable Capacity and Density badges and how do they relate to efficiency?

Understanding the Efficiency Badge

Describe what policies are and what role they play.
What Are Policies?

Navigate to the Administration section. Select Policies.
Base and Override Policies

Edit the Analysis section of a policy.

Analysis Settings

Configure workload placement in a policy.
Workload Automation

This video aims at showing how to work with metrics.
Metric Collections

This video shows how to work with alerts.
Alert Configuration

This video aims to teach you how to apply policies to objects and groups.
Custom Profiles and Applying Policies

What are Resource Containers and how do they assist me with Capacity Management? Which resource containers should be used for Capacity Management?
Resource Containers

How do different consumption models effect capacity management?
Consumption Models

How do I set overcommitment targets for capacity based on my own organizations policies?

It is rare that an administrator would want their environment running at 100% CPU and Memory utilization. Therefore it is critical to understand buffers and how to apply them.


How do projects assist with pipeline management and capacity planning? What is the difference between planned and committed projects?

Projects and Pipeline Management
Advanced VMware vRealize Operations Manager
28 Lectures 02:49:43

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.

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?

Super Metrics Overview

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

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

Describe what applications are and how to create them
Using Applications

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

Dashboard Widgets Overview

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

Why would custom data need to be imported?
Custom Data – Why?

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

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

What Are Relationships?

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

Talk about the benefits of an advanced dashboard.
What Is an Interactive Dashboard?

Get to know what is a Metric Config.
Metric Configurations

Creating a new dashboard.
Creating a Dashboard

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

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

Log in to vROps and navigate to the admin section.
Where Are the Logs?

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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