vROps Supermetric for Cluster Total VM RAM Provisioned

Am I crazy or is there not a metric that shows how much total RAM has been assigned to a VM at the cluster level? Like if I have a cluster with 10VMs at 10GB of RAM each, I want a metric that tells me that cluster has 100GB of RAM assigned. I lokoed high and low and could not find such a metric. Luckily, vROps supermetrics make it easy to build exactly that.

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PowerCLI Function for Adding Custom Properties to vROps Objects

In my previous post, I showed how to add specific details (IP and FQDN) to vCenter objects ion vROps as custom properties. That’s a handy thing, but it’s a pretty limited use case. To expand the scope a little, I wrote a function that will add any custom property and value to any vROps object.

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Configure vSphere Tags Across Multiple vCenters using PowerCLI

vSphere Tags are something I didn’t use very often until I started using vROps. In vROps, it’s possible to create a Custom Group based on the vSphere tag which can really speed up the creation of those Custom Groups. In a large environment, however, it can be a real chore to create and assign tags on lots of objects in multiple locations. Using PowerCLI, we can easily create and assign tags across multiple vCenters.

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Bug in VSAN 6.2 De-dupe scanning running on hybrid datastores

We’ve been testing out VSAN here at work and noticed that one of the clusters we rolled out had serious latency issues. We initially blamed the application running on the hosted VMs, but when it continued to get worse we finally opened a case with VMware. Here’s a chart of the kind of stats we were seeing (courtesy of SexiGraf):

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