vROps In Depth Series

VMware vRealize Operations sounds great in theory – but what exactly is it capable of and how should it be rolled out? 

When it comes to monitoring, managing & planning out your environment, there is nothing better than vROps. This two-part virtual workshop series is intended for those considering or already utilizing the tool to both showcase the plethora of features available and equip you to make meaningful customizations.

This Virtual Workshop Series was originally offered in April 2020; if you missed it, you’re not too late! Below, you can register to watch each session’s recording on demand, at your leisure.

Click the “watch on demand” button to get access now. 

Instructor: Alec Taylor, Partner & Consultant at IVOXY Consulting

  • 25 years of experience in IT infrastructure & design
  • 13 years of creating and delivering technical classes & workshops

101: Monitor, Manage & Plan

VMware’s vRealize Operations platform is an incredibly powerful, capable & useful tool for monitoring, managing & capacity planning. However, after getting it set-up, most of us don’t know how to make the necessary customizations required to realize its value.

Course length: 3 hours

Here’s what you can expect to learn:

  • Why is this VM red when it’s performing just fine?
  • Is vROps collecting metrics during my backup window & including those numbers in my capacity estimates? (spoiler: yes, which is a problem!)
  • How do I make my own dashboards?
  • What the heck is a “super metric”?
  • Can vROps monitor more than just vSphere, and if so, how?

201: Advanced Operations

If you have a fundamental understanding of vROps and would like to take your skills to the next level, have we got the virtual workshop for you!

We will show you how to customize vROps with your own reports, views, dashboards & super metrics. We’ll demo the OS & application monitoring features of the Enterprise edition. For you Horizon users, we will also demo vROps monitoring capabilities for virtual desktops.

Course length: 3 hours

Here’s what you can expect to learn:

  • How to create custom dashboards & reports.
  • How to create custom views and integrate them into dashboards & reports.
  • How vROps can monitor server operating systems & applications.
  • Horizon/vROps integration capabilities.