Build great dashboards with vRealize Operations Cloud – Part 4: Create a rotating overview dashboard with scoreboard and heatmap widgets

Thank you for reading the next part of my series on building great dashboards with vRealize Operations Cloud. In part 1, 2 and 3 of this series we already talked about various aspects of building dashboards in vRealize Operations and/or vRealize Operations Cloud: I’ve introduced the dashboard capability of … [Read more...]

Build great dashboards with vRealize Operations Cloud – Part 3: Use Interactions and understand the Resource Interaction XML file

This is part 3 of my series about building great dashboards with vRealize Operations Cloud (also applicable to vRealize Operations). In this post we will build a first basic dashboard and have a closer look at “Interactions” within a dashboards and also look at a Resource Interaction XML file. Before you … [Read more...]

Build great dashboards with vRealize Operations Cloud – Part 2: Exploring the dashboard canvas, widgets and views

In part 1 of this new series on building great dashboards with vRealize Operations I explained the difference between vRealize Operations and vRealize Operations Cloud. I also provided an overview of the dashboarding capability in vRealize Operations Cloud and I discussed some important questions you should ask … [Read more...]

Build great dashboards with vRealize Operations Cloud – Part 1: introduction

vRealize Operations and vRealize Operations Cloud are both great tools for self-driving IT operations management. vRealize Operations provides you full stack visibility for both private, virtual and cloud infrastructure and includes capabilities for performance & capacity planning and management, alerting, … [Read more...]

Improving vRealize Operations 8.x Compliance

I recently got a question about how to harden your vSphere environment. As you will probably know there are actually there are two ways in achieving this: Using the VMware Security Hardening Guides that are available for download for free for a lot of different VMware solutions. The vSphere Security Configuration Guide … [Read more...]

Enabling and using sensor metrics in vRealize Operations

I recently deployed version 8 of vRealize Operations in my homelab. My homelab server is based on the SuperMicro X10SDV motherboard, that contains a Xeon D-1518 CPU. This SuperMicro motherboard offers some out of the band management options, and also provides sensor data on how the system is running: The sensor data … [Read more...]