vROPS: Beware of a Whole Lotta Metrics creating the Spaghetti Incident

Reading Time: 3 minutes When doing consultancy at organisations I often find a vRealize Operations, vROPS (or vCOPS) initial deployment left alone because of the IT operations department responsible persons are overwhelmed by the information you (can) receive from vROPS (manager and optionally other suite components). Mostly this is because of the lack of time invested in getting to … Continue reading »vROPS: Beware of a Whole Lotta Metrics creating the Spaghetti Incident

vCenter Operations Manager Part 3: Nice, but yeah I’ve also got some other stuff to monitor

Reading Time: 6 minutes While consulting on using vCenter Operations Manager (vCOPS) I am often (or is this always) confronted with the current organizations monitoring product in place and/or the multiple components in the infrastructure. It is unknown that vCOPS can also be leveraged to `other than that VMware hypervisor’ infrastructure components. Or let it work together with other specialistic … Continue reading »vCenter Operations Manager Part 3: Nice, but yeah I’ve also got some other stuff to monitor

vCenter Operations Manager Part 2: How to interpret the metrics?

Reading Time: 4 minutes In the first part of writing about vCenter Operations Manager, or vCOPS for short, I handled the architecture and installation of vCOPS. You can read that part at https://www.pascalswereld.nl/post/84944390488/installing-vcenter-operations-manager. As I also visit customers that have vCOPS in place, but don’t know how to use it. I want to follow up with an article on … Continue reading »vCenter Operations Manager Part 2: How to interpret the metrics?

Installing vCenter Operations Manager

Reading Time: 5 minutes A yes, I want a little PowerCLI and more vOrchestrator, but my next task brings me vCenter Operations Manager. Also a very handy, must have, excellent tool for every vSphere administrator/engineer/architect. Here goes. Introduction vCenter operations manager is the key component of the vCenter Operations Management Suite. It provide a holistics view and deep operational … Continue reading »Installing vCenter Operations Manager

vSphere Performance monitoring tools standard available

Reading Time: 3 minutes I am currently working on a project where we are optimizing the virtual infrastructure which consist of vSphere and XenServer hypervisors. In the project we want to measure and confirm some of the performance related counters. We got several standard tools at the infrastructure components to see what the environment is capable of and check … Continue reading »vSphere Performance monitoring tools standard available