Wednesday, February 3, 2016

vRealize Operations Manager Maintenance Schedules

I had a customer ask me about Maintenance Schedules today, so I thought I would write up a quick post about them.

Maintenance Schedules stop vRealize Operations Manager from collecting data on a specific object. This can be helpful when resources are offline or in a state of maintenance that could make the metrics misleading. For example, if you are performing monthly patches to Windows Servers, you may not want to capture the restart of the virtual machines every month because you place an abnormal load on system demand that isn't the regular state; which could generate incorrect anomalies and alerts that affect the data for setting dynamic thresholds.

Then again, you may want to ensure the peak state is accounted for in metrics collection for capacity planning purposes. Either way, using Maintentance Schedules can serve a purpose when trying to determine steady state workloads.

To set a Maintenance Schedule, we are going to click Administration and the go to Maintenance Schedules on the Navigation panel.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Bada Bing Bada Boom... vROps 6.2 Upgrade

One of the beautiful things about vRealize Operations Manager is how easy it is to upgrade. Version 6.2 of vRealize Operations Manager was released on January 28th, so I decided to upgrade it in my home lab.

To upgrade to the latest version, you need to download the vRealize_Operations_Manager-VA-OS- file from MyVMware. Next we are going to Launch the vRealize Operations Manager admin console, which will be https://vropsserver/admin.

After we log into the admin console, we are going to click Software Updates under the Administration panel.
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