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Monitoring vRealize Automation 7 – Part I

This blog is contributed by my friend Luciano Gomes, a VMware PSO Senior Consultant in Rio de Janeiro Area, Brazil. Thank you, Lucky!

In this post, I would like to show how you should monitor your vRealize Automation (vRA). Before we start, if you have vRA and vRealize Operations Manager (vR Ops), go here and enjoy this great blog post. But if you don’t have vR Ops, you can use our free tool that was designed to help to monitor all components of vRA. At the end of this post, I will show you how you can integrate this tool with vR Ops.

First, let’s ensure we have the pre-requisites:

  1. vRealize Automation (working)
  2. vRealize Production Tool. You can get it here
  3. A server with JAVA 8 and HTTP server (in this example, I am using IIS as web server).

With that, let’s go!

Go to your server VM, and check your Java version:

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Copy the file to your server (C:\inetpub\wwwroot):

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Now, open a CLI and type this command:

java -jar vrealize-productiontest-1.6.0.jar config

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Configure the vRealize Production Test. Follow the pink arrows as shown below:

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You can see all fields explained here.

You can get your vRA Endpoint name on Infrastructure tab, as shown below.

vrealize_automation

Run the following command to have the final results:

java-jar vrealize-productiontest-1.6.0.1.jar run --oobList VRA

Once completed, you should see the results like below:

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vRealize Production Test will generate a full HTML report, located in the report directory from where you ran the command. In my case, it was C:\inetpub\wwwroot\html-reports\report_all\VRPTReport.html)

The final result looks like:

vrpt_report

TIP: If you follow the steps from the start of this blog, you can access your report remotely, like shown above.

In the next post I will show you how you can automate this tests and integrate with vR Ops.

Hope you find it useful. Do reach out via Linkedin / twitter. Thanks for reading!