Introduction

Earlier to vRealize Operations 6.1, VMware vRealize Hyperic was used as a solution to monitors operating systems, middleware and applications running in physical, virtual and cloud environments. In the 6.1 release of vRealize Operations, VMware merged the Hyperic Monitoring solutions into vROPS. In vRealize Operations 6.1, deployment of vRealize Hyperic is no longer required with the addition of End Point Operations Management.

To use the OS Monitoring feature described here you need vRealize Operations Advanced licensing.

To monitor Operating System Services it is required to:

  1. Install End Point agent on the application server you want to monitor.
  2. Configure the service to be monitored in vROPS.

Later a Dashboard can be created to display the scorecard of the monitored services.

Procedure

vROPS Endpoint of agent can be downloaded from the VMware portal depending on the Operating System you want to monitor. Their are two types of agents, one which need JRE and other which do not require JRE to be installed / configured in the operating system to be monitored.

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Once downloaded, next step is to start the installation of agent on the guest OS.

In Lab, I am using the agent which don’t need JRE to be installed / configured.

Click Next

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Provide the vROPS Server IP Address or FQDN. Click Next.

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In next step you are required to provide the thumbprint of the certificate agent will be using to communicate with vROPS server. Copy the thumbprint of the certificate logging into the Admin Console of vROPS server.

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Provide the thumbprint of the certificate to connect to vROPS Server.

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Provide the credential of the account have sufficient role.

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Accept the license agreement.

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Click on Finish after completion of installation process.

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After successful installation, the server will be listed under EP Ops Adapter.

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Next step is to configure the services to be monitored.

In lab I have installed Endpoint Operations agent on to Domain Controller to monitor DNS and Active Directory Services running in domain controller.

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Logon to the Windows server to find the service name.

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After addition of services, you can see the services listed in the Inventory explorer. It will take some to for collection status to become green.

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Going further, you can also have a dashboard created to show the scorecard of all the monitored services.

Click on Administration Icon and then Create Dashboard under Actions.

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Give the name of Dashboard.

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Choose Scoreboard from the Widget List.

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Click on the Edit Icon to add the monitored services.

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Add the services in the list and click on save.

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Click on Save one more time. Wait for next refresh interval of the scoreboard to see the Availability scorecard of the monitored services.

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Comments

  1. Rhian says:

    Thanks very much for this post. Really useful 🙂

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