VMware VM Availability with vRealize Operations
Updated: Apr 27
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.