vSAN / VM – Storage Policy report

So this next post is about my experience with vSAN when using multiple storage policies and the headache that comes with managing a large vSAN environment when you have too many cooks in the kitchen!! The environment I help manage has many clusters with many different...

vRops – vSan DiskGroup Count Super Metric at Host System

So recently I was asked to create an alert which would help identify hosts with less than 1 DiskGroups…. unfortunately you wont find a vRops metric at the Host System object which counts the number of DiskGroup…. so I had to create a super metric by taking...

vCenter – DRS CPU Over-Commitment Bug or Feature?

Update 23/10/2017!!!@ Apparently this is a feature, not a bug!! lol… me smells some BS… So I recently found a bug with CPU Over-Commitment controls in DRS. Typically if you try to power on a Virtual Machine and its going to exceed the limit you have...

vRops – Maintenance Mode for Resources

So there was a question over at the VMware community forums on how to enable / disable maintenance mode on objects with a script… as this is something I was planning to do anyway I decided to script it for myself and share it with the community… There are...

vRops – Automated Workload Balance

This feature… along with many others in recent vRops and vCenter releases hits close to home for me… Back in 2015 I raised many requirements with VMware, one of them being Automated Workload balancing and many others…. but to see these features in...

vRops 6.6 – Custom Rest Notification

For those of you that are interesting in / using the Custom Rest Plugin from pierrelx please be aware that it no longer works in vRops 6.6! vRops 6.6 appears to be running on JRE 1.8…. so the Custom solution will need to be recompiled with the updated libs from...

vRops appliance – explore postgres DB

This post is a quick and dirt.. I used to use vRops on a Windows server but since VMware no longer support vRops on Windows (as of 6.5) I had to access the postgres DB from my desktop… These instructions explain how to open up the postgres DB config /...