I recently did a blog on the Management Pack for vCD on vROps – great way of a vCD admin to manage their vCD solution.
VMware just released the vRealize Operation Tenant App for vCloud Director 1.0 – this now allows you to provide tenant access to their org/VDC and provide tenant-level metrics! Very excited about this.
- Tenant Admin specific views to enable Operations Management solving monitoring, troubleshooting and capacity planning use cases
- Provider Admin can pick and choose the tenants to whom access it to be provided
- Photon OS based Virtual appliance (OVA) for easier installation
- HTML5 Client based on VMWare Clarity
Get it here: https://marketplace.vmware.com/vsx/solutions/management-pack-for-vcloud-director
Hot off the presses here – VMware has released a new content page for go-to information for install, configuration, and management guidance.
Things to point out:
- vCenter High Availability Overview – https://vspherecentral.vmware.com/#!/vcenter-server/configuration-and-day-2-operations/vcenter-high-availability-overview
- vROps Performance and Health Monitoring Guidance – https://vspherecentral.vmware.com/#!/operations-management/performance-and-health-monitoring
- Command-Line Interfaces – https://vspherecentral.vmware.com/#!/developer-and-automation-interfaces/command-line-interfaces
This is a GREAT go-to page for core functions from a lifecycle perspective. Get this out to your teams!
I just upgraded my current vROps 6.4 instance to 6.6 – didn’t really know what it would take to do this.
Well, I can say this was one of the easiest updates I’ve ever done. I can summarize this in five steps.
- Download the appropriate PAK update file from vmware.com – there’s a few versions you can download. I’m running the vApp, so downloaded that.
- Log into the admin console – so https://<vrops-ui>/admin
- Click on Software Update -> Install a Software Update
- Upload the PAK file – agree to the terms
- Sit back and let it do its thing.
There’s 9 steps during the upgrade process. The admin page will time out during the appliance reboot. Once it comes up, the new GUI is evident.
Once it hits 9 of 9 – click on System Status on the left. You’ll see your applicable nodes and the current state.
I love the new interface, but also the immediate usability of 6.6. On the left side, I can see immediate recommended actions and workload balance.
Just incredible for a “minor” release.