Runecast Analyzer – Getting started Guide part 3

First steps

In the first two section of this article-series I’ve shown how to deploy and setup Runecast Analyzer and how to update the appliance with latest patches. In this section I’ll show you some first steps to get familiar with the dashboard.

First login into the appliance (default login is rcuser / Runecast!).

Once you’re logged in you’ll see the dashboard where a brief overview of your infrastructure and possible issues are displayed in a condensed way. Don’t be scared, there will be issues. ­čśë

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VM performance data invisible for users with restricted permissions

How to grant a user permissions to view performance charts

Recently I’ve granted a user permissions to manage his VM in vCenter. I’ve created a custom role with extended VM permissions in vCenter and named it “VM-Admin”.

I also permitted to view performance data of that VM.

Unfortunately that didn’t work. All he could see was a blank screen with no ability to switch views.

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vSphere Web Client vs. vSphere Client

Ein Argument, das viele Kunden vom Upgrade auf vSphere 6.5 abh├Ąlt, ist der Verlust des vSphere-Clients (C# Client). Der auf Adobe Flash basierende Web-Client wurde nie richtig angenommen. Auch wenn einige Funktionen nur im Web-Client verf├╝gbar sind, erledigen vSphere-Admins 95% ihrer T├Ątigkeiten im klassischen C#-Client. (Ich muss gestehen, ich geh├Âre auch dazu).

Dabei wird oft das beste Argument zum Upgrade ├╝bersehen: Der HTML5 vSphere-Client. Urspr├╝nglich als Fling gestartet, ist er nun auch fest in vSphere 6.5 integriert. Er ben├Âtigt kein Flash mehr und ├╝berzeugt auch optisch durch die klaren Linien der Project-Clarity UI.

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Runecast Analyzer – Getting started Guide part 2

Part 2 – How to update your Runecast Appliance

In the first section of this article-series I’ve shown how to deploy and setup Runecast Analyzer. Thank you all for the positive responses. In this section I’ll show how to update the appliance.

Once an update is available, Runecast Analyzer will show a notification in the upper right corner. An exclamation mark will appear beneath the link symbol.

This only works if you decide to grant Runecast Analyzer access to the internet. If you prefer to lockdown the appliance from external communication, it is possible to update with offline packages. I will first describe online updates (with internet connection enabled) and then offline updates. Continue reading “Runecast Analyzer – Getting started Guide part 2”