vROps / How to use the REST API to gather a metric’s configuration details

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Really recently, I discussed with a customer which is planning to use, for very specific usecases, vROps 6. I am confident he will achieve what his customer is expecting from him. No doubt on this. By the way, my hands-on experience on vROps 6 told me that, while (over-)achieving your targets with vROps will undoubtfully be done, I also learnt that you may loose many times to just find the right metric for the right purpose. I had the opportunity Read More …

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vROps / Howto create an XML file to customize automatically your dashboards

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vCOps 5.x was a great product¬†for Administrators but, vROps is just amazing. vCOps was really good and stable, let you customize many informations and screens, but vROps gave its users the ability to define easily reports, supermetrics (was possible in previous release but so difficult :)), XML files (was possible as well but not integrated in the UI). This list is really limited considering the numerous new features of vROps 6.0. In this article, I want to focus on XML Read More …

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VMware SSO 5.5 in HA mode

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As everyone knows, in vSphere 5.1, VMware introduced the SSO Service. This service is designed to handle every authentication requests, coming from more and more VMware’s services.¬†Unfortunately, in 5.1, SSO was not a great pleasure to administrate. To solve many problem of SSO 5.1, VMware released in September 2013, version 5.5 of the vSphere Suite. This version really solved many problems of SSO and also introduced some new features : Multi Master mode and Site management (to list just 2 Read More …

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