Sean_197
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vRealize Operations Manager Custom Report

Hi all,

I create a report manually once a week using information found in vRealize Operations Manager. I have multiple environments to cover and this is time consuming. I would like to create a custom report with vRealize Operations Manager to automate my report but I just started working with VMware and my knowledge base is very limited.

Here is the data I would like to be included in my report;

  • vRealize Operations Manager Server name
  • vRealize Operations Manager Version
  • vRealize Operations Manager Build
  • Administration -> Solutions -> Collection Status
  • Administration -> Management -> Licensing -> Licence Keys -> License Capacity & License Usage
  • Home -> Recommended Actions -> I want to capture the alerts from all the tabs (see attached image)

Any help / suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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KabirAli82
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Hi,

Apart from the alerts you are looking for data which is not easy to show in a report. The license part can be fixed with a super metric. How many vROps environments do you have and do you update them on a regular base?


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Sean_197
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I have 14 different vROp servers that I report on weekly. Do you think I'd have a better shot at achieving automation with PowerShell? 

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KabirAli82
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In that case the API is your friend.

GET <FQDN>/api/versions/current will get you

  • vRealize Operations Manager Version
  • vRealize Operations Manager Build

 

GET <FQDN>/api/adapters will get you

  • Administration -> Solutions -> Collection Status

 

Best to create a super metric for this and collect it by an API call

  • Administration -> Management -> Licensing -> Licence Keys -> License Capacity & License Usage

 

GET <FQDN>/api/alerts will get you

  • Home -> Recommended Actions -> I want to capture the alerts from all the tabs (see attached image)

 

Check out the full API documentation on:
https://<FQDN>/suite-api/doc/swagger-ui.html

 

The only thing missing is the server name, but that can be taken from your own input (or even as a super metric).


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Sean_197
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Thank you so much!

Last super newb question,

From where do I run these commands?

 

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KabirAli82
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You need to write a script for that. The script can be in any of your favorite language.

For Powershell this might be a good starting point;

https://www.kablog.nl/2020/05/18/trend-micro-vrealize-operations-dashboard-api/

  


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Sean_197
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Could you give me an example as to how you would write this following part in PowerShell?

GET <FQDN>/api/versions/current will get you

  • vRealize Operations Manager Version
  • vRealize Operations Manager Build
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KabirAli82
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Hi Sean,

 

Check this out!

https://www.kablog.nl/2020/12/18/helping-the-community/

 


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Sean_197
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Wow, thank you very much for taking the time to do that.

 

Much appreciated!

Happy holidays to you and yours.

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KabirAli82
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Your welcome!

 

If that script is what you are looking for, don't forget to mark the previous post as "correct answer".

 

Thank you! To you and your loved ones have a nice time these holidays and a healthy 2021!


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