Point to vAPI Endpoint with JavaScript in vRO

This article covers a scenario where you need to point and work with vAPI endpoint entirely with JavaScript. It wasn’t as flawless as I expected and I spent quite some time to figure it out. Let’s jump in. A while back Angel Iliev wrote 2 very detailed articles covering vAPI … Continue reading

Enabling agentless Guest (VM) RAM monitoring with vRealize Operations 6.3+

Agentless monitoring of the Guest RAM metrics is one of the new feature introduced with vRealize Operations 6.3 with vSphere 6.0 U1. I was really happy to finally see this functionality, as memory metrics which are provided by default are not accurate and I would say almost useless when trying … Continue reading

Build a vRealize Orchestrator 7 (vRO) Cluster

Working with vRealize Orchestrator (vRO) in a enterprise environment requires some kind of high availability and redundancy. Even vSphere HA would work for some small environments in a big one, where you expect a high number of operations, needs a clustered solution.  Fortunately vRO7 supports  that and now I will … Continue reading

vRA Event Broker – pass basic and custom properties to vRO

When it comes to automation and further customization of the vRA managed VMs we can’t overlook the vRA 7.x Event Broker. It gives us the opportunity to trigger a vRO workflow when one or multiple conditions are met. In most use cases the information regarding the object that triggers the … Continue reading

vSphere Automation with vRO 7 – Tags and vAPI – Part II

Part II. vAPI and JavaScript This is the second part of the series of articles related to VMware vSphere Automation with vRO 7 – Tags and vAPI. In  Part I we have covered the vSphere Tags and the setup of the vAPI for vRO7. Here, we will be discussing how to work with vAPI … Continue reading

vSphere 6 Automation with vRO 7 – Tags and vAPI – Part I

Part I. vSphere Tags and vRO 7 This is the first part of series of articles related to working with vSphere tags from vRrealize Orchestrator 7 Here we will discuss the tags, we’ll talk about the required setup for vRO to handle vSphere tags and will touch upon other related topics. In Part II … Continue reading

VM Performance Summary with vRO

Monitoring VM performance is important part of managing virtual infrastructure. There are many tools out there to help on that matter, but very often I find myself going via the performance charts of a certain virtual machine looking for something that can cause performance penalties. To get sufficient overview, usually … Continue reading

VMware vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 – Install and Configure

VMware vSphere 6.5 is finally general available and everyone who wants can download and install on their dev/test/prod environments. I’ve been working with vCenter Server for many years, but always the preferred corporate platform was Windows, so I was using the windows based vCenter. With version 6.5 there are lots … Continue reading

Just Another ESXi 6.0 Storage APD Handling Bug

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It’s been a while since we experienced partial outage on our storage infrastructure running under IBM SVC storage. Few LUNs (vdisks in IBM SVC world) presented from storage went offline. I’m not going into details why it happened as HW problems just happens sometimes. Important thing is how are you … Continue reading