VCDX Attempt, Strike One – Part 3

After I talked a bit about family and friends support and shared with you some of my prep time management experience, I would like to share with you few more tips that helped me. Before talking about those, since my previous post things…

VCDX Attempt, Strike One – Part 2

In the previous post around my last VCDX attempt story, I talked about the amount of support which was given to me by my wife and the vCommunity. Now, let’s talk about some of the things around the defense preparations.

VCDX Attempt, Strike One – Part 1

Let me open by saying that getting Karl’s email on a Friday morning saying I wasn’t able to pass my VCDX defense this time around was a kick in the nuts – no sugar coating, it’s simple as…


vROps “Object Oriented” Permissions – Part 2

In the previous post for this series, we’ve started with the basics by creating two custom groups and connect our vROps instance to the domain. I this part we will work some “object oriented” permissions magic.


vROps “Object Oriented” Permissions – Part 1

vROps Custom Groups are very powerful if you know how to use them. One of the best kept secret in vROps 6 is the ability to configure user permissions for a specific object within the system, for example, a…


Retrieve Metrics Attribute Keys using vROps 6 REST API

Back at the days of 5.x, XML’s were used heavily when some widgets interactions was needed. For me personally, there wasn’t an engagement were I didn’t had to pull some metric attribute key out of vCOps. Let’s see how to find…


Integrating vROps Custom Groups with vSphere Tags

I just love vSphere Tags. I think it’s one of those vSphere features that people don’t use that much – what a shame because when it comes to vROps integration it can come very handy!


vExpert, cause SHARING is CARING

Wow, 3rd year in a row being honored with the vExpert award!

The vCommunity is such a beautiful thing and for me personally it has opened several career and personal opportunities in this past 3…


How to change vROps Master Node IP Address

From time to time a change is needed and in the case of vROps, changing the Master Node IP address is not something you will do via the GUI (well, at least not all the configurations 


Dude, where are my vROps XML’s?

I am a big vROps Interactions XML fan, as a matter of fact I’ve written on this topic a few times before. Now that the vApp structure has changed from 2 to 1 VM, I wasn’t…


Configure vCNS Edge Load Balancer for vROps HA Cluster

In the previous part we have created a 2-node vRealize Operations 6 High Availability cluster. With its new architecture, vROps unified UI is expected to get lots of HTTPS…


Create vROps HA Cluster

vRealize Operations Manager 6 brings new high availability options to the table and has several deployment modes. In this 2-part series I will show you how to create a 2-node vROps High Availability Cluster mode cluster and put it behind…