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VMware VM Availability with vRealize Operations

IT Operations teams always want to know which VMs are down, here's one way of doing that in vROps. I first created three symptoms:


VM - Summary - Runtime - Power State != Powered On, this will trigger when the VM isn't Powered On.


VM - System - Powered On != 1, this will trigger when the VM isn't Powered On.


VM - System - OS Uptime < 300 seconds, this will trigger when a VM has been up less than 5 minutes, indicating a recent down event.


I then created an Alert using these three Symptoms. If any one of them triggers, an Alert will be generated.


I now use a dashboard to show explore these Alerts and their related VMs. All of this content can be found here: https://code.vmware.com/samples?id=7379.


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