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VM Age in vROps

There is a very good article on the Cattle/Pet analogy. I won’t explain it in detail, as you can simply follow this link and get to know all about it. But in short it comes down to this. You take care of your pets, ea. you patch them and add features to them. Cattle on […]

Helping the community

One of the reasons I joined ITQ about a year ago is that they like to help people. That is one of those qualities that really stand out. And often people tell me that I’m a helping guy myself. Specially in these Corona times we have the help each other out wherever we can. So […]

Trend Micro vRealize Operations Dashboard API

My current customer has been using Trend Micro’s Deep Security Management pack for vRealize Operations Manager. Unfortunately the MP isn’t supported on the latest version of vSphere. And while my customer is bound by government regulation to stay updated, waiting for an update of the MP was not an option. So I was tasked to […]

NSX-v Security Tags in vRealize Operations

About a week ago I got a question from my customer if it was possible to get the NSX-v security tag information in vROPs. I thought this would be something that is already in vROPs natively. But to my surprise this is not the case. I know one can get data into vROPs using API […]

vRLI vROPs Integration problem

Today I ran into a somewhat funny problem. While trying to have vRLI send alerts to vROPs. I was unable to select the fall back object, which is a mandatory step. And thus without the ability to select an vROPs object I was stuck. The funny part was that vROPs had no problem with the […]

Linux Pluggable Authentication Modules (PAM)

I don’t recommend changing these settings. But due to pen testing the Application Remote Collector kept locking me out. On every other day I would leave the settings as they are, but in order to have a productive day I had to change them. Like with any Linux box you can easily manipulate lockout times […]

No Netcat!? Ai Ai Ai Photon OS

I was quite surprised that Netcat (nc) wasn’t found on vROPs when I wanted to troubleshoot some syslog issues. Luckily Netcat can be installed quite easy, just hit   tdnf install netcat   I think Netcat should be default on any Linux box… even if you rename them to vSomething…

VRM Owner in vROPs

My current customer is planning to fully use vRealize Automation for deploying VMs, something I can only encourage. As they are hardcore into developing their own software and applications for their customers, they expect to deploy 30 to 40 VMs every week. Some of which for a long period of time others will be deleted […]