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.
Deploying a vROps appliance
This video aims at connecting the vCenter endpoint.
Familiarize yourself with the Environment page.
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?
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 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?
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?
Edit the Analysis section of a policy.
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?
This video describes what Symptoms are and how to create and configure them.
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?
What are the different types of Super Metrics and what are they used for?
What are Dashboard Widgets and what are the different types? How are Widgets used in vROps based on different use cases?
What are Relationships and what are they used for? Dashboard Widgets, Troubleshooting, vROps Badges
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