New Update: OpsLogix VMware Management Pack V1.3.8.0

New Update: OpsLogix VMware Management Pack V1.3.8.0

We’re happy to announce a new update release of our VMware Management Pack for SCOM 2012/2016. This latest release is upgradable starting from V1.3.0.0 or later.

The update is downloadable from the customer download area.

VMware Management Pack V1.3.8.0

The new VMware Management Pack has been optimized on multiple fronts, such as:

  • The Snapshot Age monitor does not fail anymore due to incorrect regional settings (if not set as US).
  • The License monitor no longer shows a critical unhealthy state when 100% of the licenses are used.
  • After running a connection test in the UI, the first healthy server pool is selected instead of the first server pool.
  • When a data-store is set inactive in vCenter the data-store monitor workflows does not fail.

For more additions, changes, and fixes please refer to release notes.

 

Update Instructions

  1. Import the updated management packs.
  2. When imported wait +/- 10 minutes to get the updated MPs distributed in your SCOM environment.
  3. In the SCOM console, go to the “Administration” folder -> “Resource Pools” and select the resource pool(s) that is responsible for the VMware monitoring.
  4. Select the “view resource pool members..”. For every member, access to the server and follow the step below:
  5. Restart the SCOM agent

Team OpsLogix

 

VMware Monitoring For Service Providers: Setting Up A Normal Gateway

VMware Monitoring For Service Providers: Setting Up A Normal Gateway

In this OpsLogix “How To” video we’ll be showing you how to set up your VMware monitoring as a Service Provider using a normal Gateway.

ALL SCRIPTS & COMMANDS CAN BE FOUND BELOW!

If you’d like to know more, request a quote or get a free evaluation of our VMware Management Pack, visit: opslogix.com/vmware-management-pack

GENERATE CERTIFICATES 

To generate Root, Management Server and GateWay certificates go to https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh212810(v=sc.12).aspx

ADD A GATEWAY RUN TWO COMMANDS
 

COMMAND 1

Cd “C:\Program Files\System Center 2012\Operations Manager\Server”

COMMAND 2 

Microsoft.EnterpriseManagement.GatewayApprovalTool /ManagementServerName=accom2012sp1ms1.contoso.com /GatewayName=accom2012sp1gw1.Contoso.com /SiteName=Customer01 /Action=Create

  

POWERSHELL SCRIPT TO CREATE A NEW CUSTOMER SCOM RESOURCE POOL

Import-Module Operationsmanager

## Get the customer Gateway Server(s)
$GatewayServer01 = Get-SCOMManagementServer -Name “accom2012sp1gw1.Contoso.com”

## create a new Opslogix VMware resource pool
New-SCOMResourcePool -DisplayName “Remote Customer Site A – VMWare Pool” -Member $GatewayServer01

Try it for free

Want to try our Management Pack? Got to the VMware Management Pack page and fill in the contact form. Or drop us an email at sales@opslogix.com 

Also, read: 

VMware Monitoring For Service Providers: Local Customer Setup

New Update: OpsLogix VMware Management Pack V1.3.7.0

New Update: OpsLogix VMware Management Pack V1.3.7.0

We’re happy to announce a new update release of our VMware Management Pack for SCOM 2012/2016. This latest release is upgradable starting from V1.3.0.0 or later.

The update is downloadable from the customer download area.

 

VMware Management Pack V1.3.7.0

The new VMware Management Pack update allows the monitoring of larger VMware environments, using a lower footprint while maintaining stability.

The optimization of all modules has enabled the management pack to be able to handle more workloads and we’ve added detailed error messaging for the connection check monitor.

Other Adjustments
  • When using GW as a SCOM resource pool members to monitor VMware, it can no longer result in an unresponsive resource pool.
  • Hardware monitoring, in some situations, can no longer stall and report an error to the event log.
  • Incorrect last value is no longer shown in alert messages from some monitors.
  • When adding a new VC connection, an incorrect server is no longer used to do the connection check.

For more additions, changes, and fixes please refer to release notes.

 

Update Instructions

  1. Import the updated management packs.
  2. When imported wait +/- 10 minutes to get the updated MPs distributed in your SCOM environment.
  3. In the SCOM console, go to the “Administration” folder -> “Resource Pools” and select the resource pool(s) that is responsible for the VMware monitoring.
  4. Select the “view resource pool members..”. For every member, access to the server and follow the step below:
  5. Restart the SCOM agent

Team OpsLogix

OpsLogix VMware Management Pack Price Will Be Changing

OpsLogix VMware Management Pack Price Will Be Changing

GET IT FOR THE CURRENT PRICE WHILE YOU STILL CAN! SEND AN EMAIL TO SALES@OPSLOGIX.COM

As of 1st of July 2017, we will be raising the price of our VMware Management Pack from €120.00 per socket to € 159.00 per socket (price includes Support and Maintenance/ software assurance).

VMWARE MANAGEMENT PACK V. 1.3.6.1 UPDATE

For the VMware Management Pack update, we have added new monitors such as Virtual Machine CPU wait time and Memory Ballooning. We have also fixed an issue with the alerts in Virtual Center that were not being updated in SCOM. Furthermore, the updated version has an extra monitor that gives you a warning sign if you consume more licenses than you have available.

 

New Releases: VMware and ProView Management Pack

New Releases: VMware and ProView Management Pack

We have released a new update of not one but TWO of our Management Packs for System Center Operations Manager.

 

If you’ve already purchased the VMware Management Pack or the ProView Management Pack and have a valid support contract, you can log in to the customer download area and download the latest versions.

VMware version 1.3.6.1 updates

For the new VMware Management Pack update, we have added new monitors such as Virtual Machine CPU wait time and Memory Ballooning. We have also fixed an issue with the alerts in Virtual Center that were not being updated in SCOM. Furthermore, the updated version has an extra monitor that gives you a warning sign if you consume more licenses than you have available.

ProView Management Pack version 1.0.1.1

For the ProView Management Pack update, we’ve made multiple adjustments and changes. We’ve optimized the speed of saving and loading dashboards and made it possible to add PowerShell script counters to your drawings. Using graphs, the previous version of the ProView Management Pack sometimes would not show the correct configured period and time zone. This issue has been corrected in our latest update. Furthermore, we’ve adjusted the monitoring state shape as it would sometimes not provide the correct health state.

For more additions, changes, and fixes please refer to release notes.

Team OpsLogix

All you need to know about the OpsLogix VMware Management Pack

All you need to know about the OpsLogix VMware Management Pack

For most companies virtualization has become the common standard in all facets of IT. Desktop virtualization, emulators, and hypervisors, all contribute to autonomic computing which in turn ultimately aims to develop computer systems capable of self-management.

 

 

 

Base licenses per socket starting from €159
Making sense in price and performance!

 

 

 

 

 

OpsLogix VMware Management Pack

The OpsLogix VMware Management Pack provides essential basic monitoring for  VMware environment, presenting data in the System Center Operations Manager console. The OpsLogix Management Pack for VMware takes all the States and Alerts vCenter generates and presents them in System Center Operations Manager 2012 or higher.

Following the common engineering criteria set down by Microsoft’s Dynamic Systems Initiative (DSI) which unifies hardware, software, and services. The OpsLogix VMware Management Pack consolidates VMware data in SCOM for a competitive price!

Two minute VMware Management Pack demonstration by Vincent de Vries

What else does the OpsLogix VMware Management Pack do?

 

  • The OpsLogix VMware Management Pack fully supports the CI perspective in Service Manager, meaning that the data can be used in an automated workflow such as auto-populating a CMDB or auto-ticketing prompt.
  • We’ve also made sure that our VMware Management Pack seamlessly integrates into OMS. Meaning for companies already using OMS, it’s an easy fit, maximizing both the centralizing of infrastructural data as well as being able to use the tools OMS log analytics provides.

VMware Management Pack demonstration by MVP Tao Yang

Virtualization and why it’s important

 

Virtualization has been around since the end of the 1990s and has rapidly developed into a standard feature in any enterprise infrastructure. Its immediate benefits are:

  • Reduced administration burden in that, a centralized console allows quicker server access for purposes of provisioning and/or re-provisioning, quickly allocating additional resources such as RAM, power or space
  • Super-fast deployment simply because every server is a file or collection of files on disk. This means that adding additional servers to an infrastructure is literally a matter of cloning or in layman’s terms copy-pasting.
  • Greatly reduced infrastructure cost in hardware. Things like cooling, electricity, network ports, mice and keyboards not to mention physical space. Industry studies have estimated that virtualization increases hardware utilization and operating costs by at least 50% to 70%.

 

 

 

Extending Microsoft Private Cloud OpsLogix VMware Management Pack

VMware Management Pack & OMS Log Analytics

Our VMware Management Pack has been fully integrated into Microsoft’s Operations Management Suite from the get-go.

We also make it possible to collect over 60 performance metrics to analyze the VMware health state. For example, Host / VM memory and CPU usage and datastore space etc. and of course all audit / task / alarm / snmp etc. events. Meaning that you can use it to meet all the requirements of your security auditing (NEN, SOX, ISO & etc.) And what’s really neat about our VMware monitoring solution, is that it doesn’t require a vCenter installation. You can also directly connect to a ESX(i) host without almost losing any monitoring features.

 

If you are already using our VMware Management Pack, or you are in trial fase, we offer the VMware OMS Log Analytics solution completely for free. Would you like to try it? Send an email to sales@opslogix.com