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Mastering vRealize Automation 6.2 by J. Powell

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Utilizing vROps to reclaim idle virtual machines

The ability to remove idle virtual machines that are identified by vROps is a second thrilling addition to the vRealize Automation 6.2 release.

Here is an illustrated workflow of how this process works:

Utilizing vROps to reclaim idle virtual machines

Once we reclaim idle VMs and compute resources, we can show direct savings back to the business units that may have provisioned the infrastructure. For example, if we assign costs to our compute resources, we can present a report showing the amount of savings.

  1. The first step to identifying idle VMs is to configure the default vROps policy to monitor them. Login to the vROps web portal as an administrator ...

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