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 able to find my beloved XML files. So dude, where are my XML’s?
In vROps 5.x, the Interaction XML files could be found under the following:
As a little extra bonus for this post, let’s first enable ssh access which is disabled by default in vR Ops 6.
To do that, just open the vR Ops VM console and login as root. By default, there is no root password configured so just hit Enter and provide a new password.
To permanently enable the ssh demon just enter “chkconfig sshd on”.
If all you need is just to enable the service enter “service sshd start”.
So now that we have ssh access enabled, login with the admin account to the vROps VM (WinSCP works every time) and navigate to the location of the Interaction XML files:
Those are the ones that will be available for selection using supported dashboard widgets.
That’s it for this quick one, enjoy 🙂