Good morning Communities .
I need some vRealize Expert Guidance .
I want to know what the best way would be to identity Applications in my vSphere , and also map out application dependencies .
However , vROPS has undergone so many changes , I am not sure what components i should be using
I currently only have vROPS 7.5 Advanced addition , and doubt i will be able to convince management to buy additional components like network insight .
My original plan is to just just VROPS 7.5 with Service Discovery 2.1 MP with common credentials .
After successful discovery of 90% of my farm , the product was really disappointing . Some Services identified ( small list ) and no relationship data is shown
EG , this Apache web server talks to this Postgres DB back end . It also does not support Guests with multiple IPS , so my Centos nested Docker VMs are ignored .
In short , not as good as the old VIN was .
So from reading KBs and Google I gather the following .
Can you help me identify what you guys have successfully implemented / tested :
- Network Insight appears to bring a lot to that relationship questions . However , its a separate product , so need to buy it , and also appears to be heavily focused on
NSX based infra s. We have old school physical cisco switches and Fiber channel storage , not SDDC .
- ARC , appears to have replaced VROPS End point operations . However , with only 16 applications covered by VROPS , this simply will not be enough .
- ARC with Wavefront appears to provide many more applications , but as a basic principle , we would like to keep our data in the DC , not sent external .We also have
no experience with Warefront , perhaps you can share your experiences . I must mention we are in South Africa , so external bandwidth cost is a factor . Telegraph agents
would be sending data to "the cloud " so cost implications .
- Another option i have been playing with is Azure Migrates dependencies , its free and appears to work well . This is however obviously not what the product is designed for
and feels strange to use Azure for vSphere discovery . Also subject to external bandwidth problem
What are you guys using ?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated , specifically solutions that I have under my currently licensed vSphere enterprise , and VROPS advanced stack .
Thank you in advance .