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Getting started with the vROps REST API & PowerShell

A few years back I started using the vRealize Operations REST API. At the time I had a number of clients using the solution. I needed a way to automate adding new tenants to the solution and ensuring consistent configurations. Recently I've been working again with the API in my...
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Monitoring IIS Websites with vRealize Operations

VMware's vRealize Operations solution is a full cloud / on-prem management solution for your VMware infrastructure. One of the best features in vROps is the ability to extend way beyond traditional VMware solution management. In previous versions, a subscription to the True Visibility Suite was necessary to manage 3rd party...
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VM Backup Dashboard for vRealize Operations Manager

Do you ever wonder if your backup software is backing up all your virtual machines? Perhaps you missed a folder or a production VM has been placed in a folder excluded from backups. I've created a dashboard that shows you which of your virtual machines are getting backed up by...
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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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vRealize Operations – vROps – Policies. What, Why, How?

What is a policy? A policy in vROps is a set of rules (Analysis, Automation, Alerts & Symptoms) which are applied to a series of objects. You can create groups of objects and assign a different policy for different groups. On initial setup, there will be a "Default Policy" It...
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Deploying vRealize Operations 7.0 (vROps) to Workstation 15 Pro

Deploying certain OVAs into Workstation has been an issue in the past. Fortunately, the ESXi OVA and vCenter Server OVA now work really well however there are some OVAs that continue to be problematic. One existing issue is with the new vRealize Operations Manager 7.0 (vROps) OVA file. When deploying...
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vROps – Installation

There are three install options for VROps 6.4. Windows, Linux and the OVA. In this post we'll look at the preferred OVA installation. The OVA can be considered as more secure (Effectively a black box that admins will be less tempted to modify) and performs better since it's isolated from other...
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