Category: Python

Configure vROps To Send Alerts to OpsGenie and Microsoft Teams

Packer, Photon, Python, Flask, WSGI, vROps. Holy smokes folks.. I’m not sure I could make a more click-bait-y post if I tried!

I recently took a position at a new company and had the opportunity to stand up a greenfield environment. Part of this environment was obviously configuring monitoring. Since we’re pretty heavily tied to VMware here, we’re using vROps for our monitoring. For escalation of alerts, we’re using OpsGenie, and for normal collaboration we’re using Teams. Unfortunately, vROps versions older than 8.4 do not support sending alerts to OpsGenie or Teams out of the box. Fortunately, we can still get this working with a bit of work.

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Poor Man’s AutoDeploy Using Custom Kickstart, and Python

Poor Man’s AutoDeploy Using Custom Kickstart, and Python

I recently encountered a situation where I needed to provision hundreds of ESXi hosts. The thing is, there was no vSphere Autodeploy, or HPE Synergy Image Streamer, and no ability to (long story, trust me here). No way I’m going to manually provision all of those hosts by hand, so what’s a guy to do?!

While I designed this solution to work with hundreds of production ESXi hosts, there’s nothing from preventing you from using this method in smaller production environments, or even your own home lab.

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