In the 6.1 release of vRealize Operations, VMware merged the Hyperic Monitoring solutions into vROPS. This makes it a lot easier to get a full holistic view through the vROPS management interface all the way down to services, processes and the application layer.
To use the OS Monitoring feature described here you need vRealize Operations Advanced licensing.
Currently we support the following OSs with this End Point Operations agent:
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.x, 6.x, 7.x||x86_64, x86_32||Oracle Java SE7|
|CentOS 5.x, 6.x, 7.x||x86_64, x86_32||Oracle Java SE7|
|SUSE Enterprise Linux (SLES) 11.x, 12.x||x86_64||Oracle Java SE7|
|Windows 2003 Server R2||x86_64, x64_32||Oracle Java SE7|
|Windows 2008 Server, 2008 Server R2||x86_64, x64_32||Oracle Java SE7|
|Windows 2012 Server, 2012 Server R2||x86_64, x64_32||Oracle Java SE7|
|Solaris 10, or higher||x86_64, x86_32||Oracle Java SE7|
|HP-UX 11.11 or higher||PA-RISC||Oracle Java SE7|
|AIX 6.1, 7.1||Power PC||IBM Java SE7|
|Ubuntu 10.11||x86_64, x86_32||Oracle Java SE7||For development environments only.|
Here is an excellent example of what you can do with this dashboard; it shows the status of a Windows vCenter Server and the status of all services running. This gives your operations team a great way of making sure all vCenter services are up and running so they can take action on any anomalies early before they escalate into bigger issues. This example was created by Peter Tymbel, Sr.Consultant, PSO, VMware.
Some of my colleagues at VMware have already documented the installation and use of this new functionality within vROPS. Please see the following blogs to get started with this new functionality, and don´t forget to use the official documentation as well.
vROPS 6.1 – EPO Agents Installation Guide
vRealize Operations 6.1 End Point with existing JRE
vROPS 6.1 – How to Monitor any Windows Service
vRealize Operations 6.1 End Point: how to add metrics
If you would like to dig further into this I suggest you head over to the VMworld Hands-On Labs and launch, “HOL-SDC-1601 Cloud Management with vRealize Operations Insight.” Here you can play around in a pre-installed environment and look at how the End Point Operations agents are working.
Vegard Sagbakken is a Senior Technical Account Manager working out of Oslo, Norway. He currently holds multiple VMware certifications, VCP 2-6 and VCAP-DCD 4-5