Category: vROps

vROps 6.x cluster expansion – how and why

This blog post comes off the back of the recent cluster expansion I did a few days ago. Here’s a quick rundown of the situation before the expansion: Single large node deployment at 16 vCPUs, 48 GB RAM and 3.5TB flash disk Large infrastructure being monitored – 10,000++ VMs, 400 hosts, 50 clusters etc.. Default […]

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Creating custom groups in vROps 6.x

Custom groups are a handy way of grouping objects, similar or dissimilar, into a set and using the group in a dashboard or view for easy access and quick troubleshooting. Groups can be: static – objects like vCenter Servers can be termed ‘static’ in vROps terms, it’s not like you create them every other day […]

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vROps 6.0 Custom Daily Reports – how to

Don’t we all like reports?! The managerial lot does, for sure. Can vROps do some reports for you? Sure and pretty neatly too! Read on.. The requirements given to me were to report on: Undersized virtual machines and oversized virtual machines combined into one to produce a to-be-rightsized virtual machines list VMware Tools out of […]

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vROps service unavailable! The server is temporarily unable to service your request due to maintenance downtime or capacity problems. Error 503.

This morning my prod vROps presented to me the following dialog box: Thinking quickly I checked the datastore the instance was on, no “datastore full” issues. If there were, multiple VMs on that datastore would’ve been stunned. Status of datastore: Next, I console’d into the machine with the root account to check the status of […]

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Check status of vROps services?

Your prod vROps instance is down and you don’t know which services are affected. So how do you tell? Console to your affected vROps instance. Login or enable SSH and putty in (as the root account (or one with sufficient privileges). SSH isn’t up by default, to enable run service sshd start. To have it […]

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