Even more power comes out of VMware vRealize Operations when enabling the vRealize Operations Python Adapter, adding additional intelligent monitoring and action capabilities.
To do this, execute the following steps:
- Select ‘Solutions’
- Select ‘VMware vSphere’
- Select ‘vCenter Python Adapter’
Add your vCenters, and match what you configured under the ‘vCenter Adapter’ section above #3 in image 1.
What Does This Do for Me?
When viewing the default dashboard ‘Recommendations’ you might see something such as the following in your ‘Top Risk Alerts For Descendants’
By selecting the alert, you will be presented with another dialog to dig into, which is an object we should inspect:
After I select ‘View Details’ it will present me with the object details of the virtual machine ‘av_prov1’.
Without Python Adapters configured you will not see the ‘Set Memory for VM’ button; with it configured it will be visible under the ‘Recommendations’ section.
After selecting ‘Set Memory for VM’ you will be presented with a new dialog (Image 5). Here we can see what the new memory recommendation would be and adjust or apply it. Additionally, if you want the changes to happen now, you can select Power-Off/Snapshot. Without powering off the virtual machine, vRealize Operations will attempt to hot-add the additional memory if the OS will support it.
Once you select ‘Begin Action’ you will see the dialog in Image 6.
Jeremy Wheeler is an experienced senior consultant and architect for VMware’s Professional Services Organization, End-user Computing specializing in VMware Horizon Suite product-line and vRealize products such as vROps, and Log Insight Manager. Jeremy has over 18 years of experience in the IT industry. In addition to his past experience, Jeremy has a passion for technology and thrives on educating customers. Jeremy has 7 years of hands-¬‐on virtualization experience deploying full-life cycle solutions using VMware, CITRIX, and Hyper-V. Jeremy also has 16 years of experience in computer programming in various languages ranging from basic scripting to C, C++, PERL, .NET, SQL, and PowerShell.
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