When using remote vCenter endpoints with vRealize Automation, it is important to configure a vRealize Business for Cloud Remote Data Collector (or two) local to the remote endpoint.
The VMware vRO Management Pack for vROps provides the ability to monitor the workflows of 3rd party vRO packages in addition to it’s own default vCenter and Management Pack workflows.
The installation of the vRealize Orchestrator (vRO) Management Pack for vRealize Operations Manager (vROps) is quite straightforward, though the configuration of the adapter takes a little more than is outlined in the official Mgmt Pack for vRO v1.0 Guide
Just noticed that vROps v6.6 now comes with an adapter for vRealize Business for Cloud, so obviously felt the need to configure it and see what it provides.
Upgrading multiple vRealize components in our lab to latest available, this time it was vRealize Business for Cloud to be upgraded.
We upgraded our DELL EMC Storage Analytics to v4.4 with vROps v6.6.1 to see what we could see see see, and all that we could see see see was basically what we saw before, but better.
Before upgrading some of the vRealize components in our lab, I wanted to check the existing operations between some of the components, namely vROps and vRA. It turns out that the configuration requirements are quite different with the newer versions of vRA and the vRA Management Pack for vROps.
This post covers the configuration of remote collectors for vRealize Operations Manager, and explains how they are leveraged for the Enterprise Hybrid Cloud solution.
The recent release of EMC Storage Analytics (ESA) for vRealize Operations Manager provides the ability to discover and monitor EMC RP4VM (RecoverPoint for Virtual Machines).
This post will walk through the installation and configuration of the RP4VM adapter in vR Ops and show some of the available dashboards.
Going through a process of converting all self-signed certificates in our EHC environment to CA-signed certs. First we converted all of the vCenter Server certificates, available here, but then we were faced with updating the certificates used by the various other vRealize Suite components that integrate with vCenter.
vRealize Operations Manager was the first on the list of those components.
This post provides some high-level detail on what was required for us to migrate to CA-signed certificates on an existing vCenter Server installation. Our overall plan was to upgrade versions of the EHC solution (EHC v3.1 to EHC v3.5) which meant that we needed to upgrade from vSphere v5, using SSO, to vSphere 6, using the new PSC (Platform Services Controller).
The latest release of EMC Storage Analytics (ESA) for VMware vRealize Operations Manager went GA May 2nd 2016, and among the many new features and supported objects is EMC Avamar.
This post will walk through the installation and configuration of the Avamar Adapter in vR Ops and show some of the available Avamar dashboards.
The EMC Storage Analytics (ESA) management pack integrates the features and functionality of vRealize Operations Manager with a wide range of EMC products. The ESA delivers custom analytics and visualisations that provide detailed visibility into the EMC infrastructure, enhancing troubleshooting and proactively identifying storage performance and capacity issues for remediation.
This post will focus on the installation, configuration and operations provided by the VNX adapter (mainly because that’s all that I have in the lab right now!)
In response to a request from a colleague, I had grabbed screenshots of each of the Management Packs installed in vRealize Operations Manager, expanding each to display what dashboards were available within.
This could possibly be the least technical post on here, but anyway, it may be useful to some!
vRealize Automation integrates with vRealize Operations Manager in a couple of ways, and it may not immediately be apparent which integration point is responsible for what functionality.
The Enterprise Hybrid Cloud solution uses VMware vRealize Log Insight for centralised and automated log management, analysing log events from any component that supports syslog forwarding, providing system analytics, aggregation and search capabilities.
EMC ViPR provides a Management Pack for VMware vRealize Operations Manager. This is one of the many EMC-VMware integrations included in the Enterprise Hybrid Cloud solution.
The EMC ViPR Analytics Management Pack provides custom analytics and visual representation of the resources within the EMC software-defined infrastructure.
One new configuration requirement that I have come across recently working with vRealize Automation is the increased integration and permissions between vRealize Business Standard, vCenter and vRealize Operations Manager.