vRealize Operations 6.6: “I’m too sexy for my skin!”

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vRealize Operations 6.6 gets sleeker and sexier in it’s new skin! On June 13, many of the vRealize Suite components (namely vRealize Operations (vR Ops), vRealize Log Insight (vRLI), and vRealize Business for Cloud (vRBC) had an update GA release.  With this latest release of vR Ops a big focus has been on “simplifying the user experience” and “quicker time to value”.  We really want to simplify the lives of “Anita” the VI Admin, “Brian” Read more [...]

vRealize Application Service Migration tool – the How to guide

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The more I’m working on customers upgrades and migrations, the more I’m realizing that many customers haven’t even heard about the vRealize Application Services Migration tool. In fact, shortly after the release of vRA 7.2 we released the vRealize Application Services Migration tool as well. Many of you know that the reason for developing the vRealize Automation migration tool was to “workaround” all the upgrade blocker issues like CCC, vCD or Application Services blueprints. Read more [...]

Create public status pages with vROps and Cachet

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In our lab environment we have multiple vCenters and provide numerous services to our developers for testing purposes. Being a lab environment means something is always down and when that happens with a vital component such as a vCenter we usually get bombarded with the same question over and over – “Is it working?”. We do monitor the entire environment using vRealize Operations Manager however not all team members have access or knowledge to check and filter through all the alerts Read more [...]

Huawei Storage Next Generation Client Plug-in Solution

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Huawei Storage Next Generation Client Plug-in Solution Capabilities: Huawei Storage Next Generation Client Plug-in for VMware vSphere Web Client, integrating with VMware vSphere platform, enabling VMware administrators to independently and centrally manage Huawei storage resources via VMware vSphere Web Client with more efficiency and ease. In addition, Huawei’s Storage NGC plug-in is integrated with Huawei OceanStor V3 series storage offering: Storage Discovery Health Monitor Capacity Management Provisioning Read more [...]

Spotlight on the New DRS Groups and VM-Host Rule Cmdlets!

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We’re kicking off the first in a series of blog posts taking an in-depth look at some of the new cmdlets that were made available with the PowerCLI 6.5.1 release. This first post is going to be covering the cmdlets targeted at managing DRS groups and their associated rules. These new cmdlets are as follows: Get-DrsClusterGroup New-DrsClusterGroup Set-DrsClusterGroup Remove-DrsClusterGroup Get-DrsVMHostRule New-DrsVMHostRule Set-DrsVMHostRule Remove-DrsVMHostRule If you’ve never used Read more [...]

Driving Toward a Digital Workspace? 6 Reasons to Attend vForum Online Summer 2017 (With 2 Bonuses)

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Thanks to the modern workforce, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) apps and mobile workflows, traditional ways of managing and securing users, apps and devices (and all that associated data) are starting to show some cracks in effectiveness. While this presents a challenge for IT, it also presents an opportunity—out with the old, in with the new. For many IT departments, now is the time to progress toward a digital workspace. With an ideal digital workspace solution in place, IT gains the simple, Read more [...]

Don’t Leave Holes in Your Office 365 Security Strategy

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Secure every access point to Microsoft Office 365 emails and data with VMware Workspace ONE. If your organization is like most, you’re either using Microsoft Office 365 or thinking about an Office 365 implementation. Since the data and email in Office 365 are vital to your business, you’ve probably thought through how to protect Office 365 with application access control policies. You need to ensure, however, that your policies protect all apps with access to Office 365. Imagine that Read more [...]

Release: VMware vRealize Log Insight 4.5

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Log Insight is a log aggregation, management and analysis tool, that VMware first introduced in 2013 and considered a competitor of Splunk. Yesterday VMware announced the release of version 4.5, available for download here. Most of the focus for this release goes to the integration with vRealize Operations which, in short, means: Direct launch into Log Insight Dashboard Direct launch into Log Insight Interactive Analytics mode Object auto-initiated log management vRealize Operations Alerts Read more [...]

Organizing the Bigger Picture: Custom Groups in vROps

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By: Josh Williams   When it comes to Blue Medora Management Packs for vRealize Operations (vROps), one of the major problems we face is grouping similar objects in our product library. Thus far, we’ve only been able to focus on full-stack views–i.e., your prototypical parent to child relationships. For example, take our SQL Server Management Pack; you can easily trace your way through a winding path of resources, from query to database to virtual machine to ESXi host. But let’s Read more [...]

Automated Workload Balance

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Welcome to your lights-out datacenter!  With vRealize Operation 6.6 automated workload balance is easier and more controllable than ever.  This latest release of vRealize Operation gives you the ability to balance workloads across clusters and datastores, simple controls to govern how much balance you want based on your business needs, three ways to activate it (automated, scheduled or manual), and a powerful dashboard from which you can view and regulate everything related to balance. Why Read more [...]