Learning VMware vRealize Operations Manager
vRealize Operations Manager is used to analyze and process data from
different sources into a single repository, thus allowing you to
understand every layer of your environment.
This course will start off by diving into the basics of how to read
and manage vRealize Operations, from understanding the layout of the UI,
granting people access, bring data into vRealize Operations with
solutions and understanding the badge system. This introduction to the
basics will build a solid foundation on which we will further build with
later modules.It will move beyond the standard product documentation
and explain both why and how vRealize Operations should be deployed,
configured, and used in your environment. The targeted version of this
course is 6.3.x, but it is backward-compatible down to version 6.0.
This course will help you gain a deep understanding of vRealize
Operations and will teach you how to best apply the product to everyday
operations management use cases.
About The Author
Chris Slater is a Senior Solutions Architect working for VMware as part of the Professional Services Organisation (PSO). He specializes in SDDC technologies and methodologies such as vSphere, vRealize Operations Manager, and Infrastructure and Platform as a Service (IaaS/PaaS) through vRealize Automation.
Chris is a VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX-DV #102) and received a Bachelor of IT from the Australian National University. His primary customer base is the Australian Federal Government that has allowed him to work in some of the largest vSphere environments in Australia.Chris is in his early 30’s and it grateful for the support from his wife Nicola and three children Sophia, Daniel and Joel. Outside of work, he enjoys gaming and watching Hobbit and Frozen (for the 100th time) with his kids.
Scott Norris is currently a Senior Consultant in VMware’s Professional Services Organization (PSO). He specializes in multiple VMware technologies, such as ESXi, vCenter, vRA 6 and 7, vCD, vCOps (vROps ), vRO, SRM, and Application Services. He is a VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX -DCA and VCDX-CMA #201).
For the last 8 years, Scott has worked exclusively on VMware products and technologies, supporting small environments from a single server, to large federal government environments with hundreds of hosts.
He is a 34-year-old father of two and has been an IT professional for 12 years minus a small hiatus in which he fought and won the battle against non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Outside of work, Scott enjoys messing around in his test lab, playing with his children, or kicking back playing the Xbox.
Installation and Setup
This video gives an overview of the entire course.
Deploying a vROps appliance
This video aims to show initial configuration
This video aims at connecting the vCenter endpoint
Familiarize yourself with the Home page.
Familiarize yourself with the Alerts page.
Familiarize yourself with the Environment page.
Familiarize yourself with the Content page.
Familiarize yourself with the Admin page.
Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) is vital to leverage in order to move any system into production. By default,vROps only has a single shared admin account. This section covers the important topic of how to create and import users for enterprise-grade RBAC.
Groups are a far more effective way to govern access than individual users. The process for adding local users and groups is similar to users butfar more common in enterprises.
There is no point creating or importing users or groups if there isn't the appropriate role to assign them to. What if the out-of-the-box roles aren't what you are looking for? How do you create a role from scratch?
The most common users and groups used within vRealize Operations Manager are from Active Directory. However, before you can import them, you need to set up your authentication source.
If I can add users from Active Directory, what permission do vCenter users have if they are logging in with their vSphere credentials? How do vCenter users differ from other vROps users and groups and when should I use them?
This video aims at giving a general look at solutions and the role they play within vROps.
This video aims at showing how to installa Solution in vROps.
The aim of this video is to familiarize you with configuring solutions.
What are badges and how do they assist with troubleshooting issues? What are the different major and minor badges and how do they relate to each other?
What is the Health Badge and how should I use it? What are the Workload, Anomalies and Fault badges and how do they relate to health?
What is the Risk Badge and how should I use it? What are Capacity Remaining, Time Remaining and Stress badges and how do they relate to risk?
What is the Efficiency Badge and how should I use it? What are the Reclaimable Capacity and Density badges and how do they relate to efficiency?
Describe what policies are and what role they play.
Navigate to the Administration section. Select Policies.
Edit the Analysis section of a policy.
Configure workload placement in a policy.
This video aims at showing how to work with metrics
This video shows how to work with alerts
This video aims to teach you how to apply policies to objects and groups.
What are Resource Containers and how do they assist me with Capacity Management? Which resource containers should be used for Capacity Management?
How do different consumption models effect capacity management?
How do I set overcommitment targets for capacity based on my own organizations policies?
It is rare that an administrator would want their environment running at 100% CPU and Memory utilization. Therefore it is critical to understand buffers and how to apply them.
How do projects assist with pipeline management and capacity planning? What is the difference between planned and committed projects?