vRealize Log Insight agent multi-destination support

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Agents make it possible to collect events from log files on Linux and Windows devices and forward them to a vRealize Log Insight server or a third-party logging system. Well … we all know that!! A LOT and yes I mean a LOT of folks from the field have asked for the agent to be able to send logs to multiple destinations and possibly over different protocols and perhaps also have filtering on the logs before they get sent as the cherry on the cake. With vRealize Log Insight v4.5 we Read more [...]

How to programmatically collect metric values from vROps

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Purpose: Few customers inquired about how they can collect metric values directly from vROps. They majorly wanted to get that information using REST API’s. I wrote another blog post detailing how you can do it. I wrote a python script to automatically collect metric values from vROps. This post provides details about that script. Where you can get that script and how it needs to be run. Introduction: This python script uses the vROps python client to query and gather information directly from Read more [...]

A Practical Example of Using Super Metrics

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By: Gary Monk   I was recently working with a customer using the Oracle Database Management Pack from Blue Medora, who was interested in creating an alert that shows the percentage of free space in a tablespace. Through the Blue Medora Oracle Database Management Pack, you can gather two important metrics – total amount of space for instance and the amount of free space in the tablespace – which enables us to compute the percentage of free space in the tablespace by creating a super Read more [...]

Puppet Wins 2017 VMware Partner Innovation Award

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Congratulations Puppet on winning the regional VMware Partner Innovation Award! Puppet and VMware have a long history partnering that has borne fruit across multiple dimensions.  Most recently the joint work across vRealize Automation and Puppet Enterprise has delivered value to our common customers in the areas of configuration management and automation.   Recently, we announced the release of Puppet plug-in for vRealize Automation, that leverages the latest Configuration Management framework Read more [...]

How to programmatically push data in vRealize Operations Manager

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Purpose: Did you ever feel the need to push custom data to vRealize Operations Manager (vROps)? Did you wish, you could see that one parameter or metric specific to your environment in vROps? This post provides exactly that information. Here I demonstrate a script which pushes custom data into vROps. At the same time, I explained how you can customize it according to your requirement. Introduction: A few weeks back I got the request from two of my colleagues for friends Luciano Gomes and Iwan (e1) Read more [...]

VMware Identity Manager (vIDM) for Log Insight

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VMware Identity Manager (vIDM) is free with Log Insight, but it is a separate virtual appliance (VA) that needs to be deployed (unless the customers has vRealize Automation which comes with vIDM integrated and Log Insight could then integrate with the vIDM in vRealize Automation.) Log Insight customers’ are entitled to use vIDM for Single Sign-On and authentication. vIDM is available to all versions of Log Insight, including Log Insight for Read more [...]

vRealize Automation 7.3 Dual NIC Support

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VMware vRealize Automation 7.3 introduces the support for two NICs on all nodes. In this blog post, we will cover the steps to configure your vRA environment with dual NICs and look at two vRA 7.3 dual NIC use cases. This blog should be helpful for anyone looking to deploy vRealize Automation 7.3 with dual NICs. The two use cases we will look at are: Separate User and Infrastructure Networks Additional NIC for IaaS nodes to join Active Directory Domain Configure vRealize Automation 7.3 environment Read more [...]

How to configure Auto-Scaling for Private Cloud

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Purpose: Have you checked the auto-scaling feature provided in public cloud solutions like AWS and Azure and wished to get the same feature in your private cloud environment? Do you have an existing private cloud environment or building a new one and want to make it auto-scale enabled? This post covers this exact topic. It details what auto-scaling is and provides step by step guide on how you can build one using various VMware products. Introduction: In recent months, during my interactions with Read more [...]

vRealize Business for Cloud 7.3: Cloud Consumption and Showback

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vRealize Business for Cloud 7.3 is generally available on Jun 13, 2017! You can download the new release here and read the What’s New blog to learn more. For new customers who want to understand how cost management can drive higher cloud efficiency, here is one of the best examples for you.   Use Case: Don’t Run Your IT as a “$1 Any Size” Coffee Shop One of the fast food chains is currently running a promotion: $1 any size coffee. No hard data point Read more [...]

3 Reasons Why to Monitor Java Services with vRealize Operations

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By: Lora Johnson   Performance problems in your Java services environments can make or break your client applications — often times, causing problems with deploying and implementing Java EE related technologies. No matter if you run a lightweight or large IT environment, these problems can wreak havoc on the functionality of your system across the entire stack. To offer visibility into the performance of your Java services environments, Blue Medora today announced the launch of two new Read more [...]