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Integrating vCenter Hyperic with vCenter Operations Manager

This is a quick-steps guide on how to integrate the vCenter Hyperic with vCenter Operations Manager, using the management pack for vCenter Hyperic. The management pack for vCenter Hyperic includes an embedded adapter and preconfigured dashboards. You can use the dashboards to monitor the vCenter Hyperic resources imported by the management pack. In this example I am using vCenter Hyperic version 5.8.1 and vCenter Operations Manager version 5.8.1. Before you begin, download the Management Pack […]

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Upgrade vCenter Operations Manager 5.7 to version 5.8

Here is a quick steps guide on how to upgrade the vCenter Operations Manager 5.7 to version 5.8. In this case I will perform an in-place upgrade of vCenter Operations Manager. Before we begin, let’s take a look at what’s new in vCenter Operations Manager 5.8. Optimized query execution to improve performance at scale. Enhanced authentication options with new active directory integration for authentication. Improved security with upgrades to the OS and runtime environment. New […]

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Building vCloud Suite POC – Part 15: Create Custom UI in vCenter Operations Manager

Beside the standard dashboard that comes with the default installation, the vCenter Operations Manager allows you to create your own custom dashboard to meet your specific needs. The design process is done using the custom portal and not in the administration portal. The custom portal can be accessed by typing the FQDN/IP address of the UI virtual machine in the internet browser followed by /vcops-custom/. For example: https://10.10.13.28/vcops-custom/ In this example, I’ll create a custom […]

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Building vCloud Suite POC – Part 14: Configure vCenter Operations Manager

Now the vCenter Operations Manager vApp is deployed, we can proceed with the initial configuration. Initial Setup Open the vSphere Client and log in to the vCenter Server where the vCenter Operations Manager vApp is located. Select the vApp and from the Summary tab click the Available link to open the vCenter Operations Manager Administration page. Accept the SSL security warning and log in with username admin and password admin. In the Initial Setup Wizard, provide […]

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Building vCloud Suite POC – Part 13: Add vCenter Operations Manager

So far the vCloud Suite proof of concept has been installed and configured with the vCloud Director with vCloud Networking and Security, vCloud Connector and vCenter Chargeback Manager. In this part we will take a look on how to proactively manage the health of vSphere infrastructure, virtual machines and applications. But also how to spot potential bottlenecks and how to remediate the problems. To do this, VMware offers vCenter Operations Manager, which is also part […]