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 /...

vRops – Custom Rest Notification Plugin

In this post I explain how to create an eclipse project out of pierrelx custom REST Notification plugin in case you need a slightly modified version of his plugin! I compared his code to the standard REST plugin and it appears he did what I am about to explain below...

AWS – CloudWatch – DataExtractor – API

Here is an example Powershell script to extract data out of AWS CloudWatch using the AWS tool kit. I needed to visualize this data outside of the AWS console… so I built this extractor to pull out metric data for different types of AWS objects, check out the...

LogInsight – data extraction script – api

Here is powershell script example to extract data out of LogInsight into CSV files for multiple search items where /text/CONTAINS is required… you can easily adapt ‘/text/CONTAINS‘ in this script to use different matching criteria… just check...

vRops – Notifications – XML Templates

So this next post is about creating a custom email notification template with a body that contains an XML structure!!! Why would any one want to do this you may ask? I am working on auto generating tickets in our incident management system, unfortunately due to time...

vrops – Export – Tool

Check out this vmware blog post from Pontus Rydin, looks like he has put a tool together similar to my stats on steroids script which extracts the data out of vRops so you can visualise it easier in something like Tableau or Excel Pivot!! I have not tried it myself...

Home Lab Addition

I recently purchased a new lab server to continue tinkering / enhancing my knowledge of VMware products, this was due to my other lab servers being in transit from Australia which would take 3-4 months!! so i couldn’t be without for such a long time. So after...

vRops Architecture / Troubleshooting by VMware Education

Been a bit slow on the posing, I had to buy a new lab server SuperMicro sys-5028d-tn4t (I will post about it at a later date…) this is due to my other 3 i7 ESX hosts being in transit from Australia as I had to move back to Switzerland for personal reasons. Some...

I made vExpert 2017 !!!

So I had some great news on the 8th of February arrive in my email, I am now recognised as a vExpert by VMware 🙂 For those who want to know more please visit VMware vExper 2017 Announcement vMan...