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Sending vROps Alerts to Slack

If you are a VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) customer and a slack user, then you'll probably be pleased to see native Slack integration with vROps. It's been possible to post alerts to Slack via REST Notifications, but it is also nice to see Slack natively supported within vROps version 8.1....
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VMworld 2020 is FREE!

Fortunately, I've been able to attend the last 3 VMworld events in Barcelona but unless you are sponsored or your workplace pays for your ticket, the cost of attending the US event can exceed $2000 USD. That's not including travel and accommodation either. With that said, I do believe that...
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Monitoring SSL Certificate Expiry With vRealize Operations

vROps is my go-to tool for monitoring all things on-premises and cloud. With native support for vSphere, AWS, Azure and GCP the solution had developed into a true multi-cloud operations and monitoring tool. vRealize Operations is one of the fastest developed tools by VMware with releases every few months to...
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Monitoring AWS Services with VMware vRealize Operations 8.1

vROps 8.1 introduces improved native Cloud monitoring and management with: VMware Cloud on AWS Amazon AWS Google Cloud Platform Microsoft Azure You can read more about the enhancements that come with vRealize Operations Manager 8.1 in my last post: vRealize Operations Manager (vROps) 8.1 – A True Multi-Cloud Management Platform In...
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Official VMware Visio Stencils & Icons for 2020

I have been writing documentation for some time but it has always bothered me that there has been no official Visio Stencils or Icons for the documentation of VMware solutions. There are some unofficial icon set sources out there and there are a few official product diagrams available but I've never...
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Getting Started with SRM 8.3 and vSphere 7.0

Site Recovery Manager has come a long way in the last few years. VMware introduced the appliance version in 8.2 to meet the demands of their customer who needed an easy to install, self-contained solution with an easy patching process. Naturally, this also removed another unnecessary Windows Server from each...
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Passthrough USB devices from ESXi to VM

Recently I was asked to look into an issue with passing USB devices from an ESXi host to a Guest Virtual Machine running Windows. When the USB device was plugged into a USB port on a vSphere 6.5 host, the device was available in the vSphere client to add to...
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VM Template Versioning in vSphere 7.0!

Last week's release of vSphere 7.0 contained a bunch of new features, many of which will help us manage our SDDCs more efficiently. One of the top features which I wrote about in this post: VMware vSphere 7.0 - Top 5 Features! was VM Template Versioning. This basically involved cloning...
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Skyline vSphere Health in vSphere 7.0!

Skyline advisor has been available for vSphere customers with production support agreements for some time. This is an excellent solution and I highly suggest you deploy the collector and get it operational for your business. But what if you don't have a 24/7 production support agreement or use vSphere at...
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Upgrading ESXi to 7.0 with ESXCLI

This post runs through the basics for upgrading ESXi 6.5 or  6.7 to ESXi 7.0. Prerequisite steps There are some important considerations to take into account prior to upgrading ESXi, those are (but not limited to): Check your backup and monitoring support for the target version of ESXi Ensure your...
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