Management Pack for Cisco Networking

The Blue Medora VMware vRealize Operations Management Pack for Cisco Networking is an embedded adapter for vRealize Operations (vROps), collecting performance data from your Cisco Networking systems and providing predictive analytics and real-time information about problems in your infrastructure—all within the vRealize Operations user interface.

Notable Features

The Management Pack harnesses powerful vRealize Operations features such as:

  • 4 comprehensive monitoring dashboards:
    • Cisco Networking Overview
    • Cisco Networking Environment
    • Cisco Networking Performance
    • Cisco Networking Traffic
  • 200+ collected metrics for Cisco Networking resources
  • 40+ detailed alerts and notifications imported from the Cisco Networking API
  • Key performance metrics such as CPU utilization, memory utilization, total inbound throughput, and total outbound throughput
  • External relationships to the ESXi host, Datastore (MDS only), End Point Operations, Cisco UCS or HPE Server Fabric Interconnects, and Virtual Machines
  • Capacity definitions for vRealize Calculated inbound bandwidth capacity, outbound bandwidth capacity, CPU capacity, and memory capacity

Release Notes

VersionRelease DateDescription 21, 2019Updated to support vRealize Operations 7.x and 8.x (does not support vRealize Operations 6.x) 8, 2019
  • Improved relationships to VMs
  • Added "switch is unreachable" alert 26, 2018
  • Updated for vROps 6.7 compatibility (For information about general vROps 6.7 impact on our management packs, see our 6.7 Support Knowledge Article.)

  • Changed default metrics shown on dashboards for VMware objects

  • Expanded Catalyst switch support
  • Converted notification events to system degradation events with symptoms and alerts

  • Fixed an XML parsing error occurring during NX-API Test Connection
  • Fixed an Index Out of Bound error for SNMP 26, 2018Fixed an issue where NX-API configurations did not support multiple targets. Users can now specify multiple targets for NX-API configurations using comma-separated lists. 17, 2017
  • Added support for Cisco Multilayer Director Switch (MDS)
  • Added VSAN Resource Kind (MDS only) and applicable metrics and alerts
  • Added External Relationship to Datastore (MDS only)
  • Implemented new versioning scheme, which removes the "6.x" signifier tied to the minimum supported vROps version. Example:

6.1.10601008October 28, 2016Initial General Availability release for vRealize Operations

Known Issues/Limitations

  • If your target is Cisco MDS and you are using the NX-API connection method, the following Port metrics will NOT be available:

    • IP Address
    • Directly Attached CDP IP
    • Duplex
    • Ethernet Type
    • Inbound Packets
    • Outbound Packets
    • Outbound Packet Queue Length
  • In addition, Cisco MDS targets require the Rate Mode setting to be set to "dedicated" in order to return PortBandwidth metrics. See your Cisco MDS Configuration Guide ("Port Rate Modes" section) for details.

See also:

System Requirements (Cisco Networking)