vSphere with Operations Management Updates!

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It’s that time again, release time! This month’s releases feature some great updates to vSphere with Operations Management in the form of vRealize Operations Manager (vR Ops) 6.6 and vRealize Log Insight 4.5. Updates to vRealize Operations Manager 6.6 With this release, the first thing you’ll immediately notice is the updates to the user interface (UI). vR Ops now follows the Clarity Design System. Clarity is an open sourced project that focuses on applying standard user experience 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 [...]

One Device for On-the-Go Mobility & Desktop Productivity—Eliminate Compromise with VMware & Samsung

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VMware Workspace ONE and VMware Horizon Client 4.5  are now available on the Google Play store. Both can be installed on Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones and used with Samsung DeX Station, which enables USB connectivity to peripherals. The joint Samsung and VMware solution delivers a unified, digital workspace to keep end users productive. Users can seamlessly transition between their on-the-go mobile device and their full-size desk workspace that includes a monitor, mouse and keyboard. With 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 [...]

VMware Mirage Speeds Windows 10 Migration for Physical PCs

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You’ve decided that Windows 10 is in your future. Maybe you’ve even got designs on what that future should look like. But how do you get there? How do you move your legacy XP machines? How do you move your 32-bit Windows 7 machines? Your existing PC estate is vast, complex and interlinked. Regardless of how amazing you are as an administrator, it contains many unknowns and “gotchas” that have been burned into the images and control scripts by countless admins before you. VMware 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 [...]

Oracle on the SDDC – CPBU 2017

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Oracle on vSphere and the SDDC Developments 2017H1 Many positive developments have materialized over the past few months pertaining to the subject of Oracle on vSphere and the SDDC.  This blog entry will both summarize the individual developments as well as highlight the important aspects of each item.   VMware and Oracle Collaborate to Enable Advanced Security Features of Oracle Mobile Enterprise Applications The Oracle Mobile Business Applications (OMBA) and the Oracle Mobile Cloud Service Read more [...]

The VMware Certified IBM Spectrum Protect 8.1 Plug-in Solution

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The VMware Certified IBM Spectrum Protect 8.1 Plug-in Solution Capabilities: Managing backup and recovery systems can be complex, especially with the volume of data being produced by modern businesses. IBM Spectrum Protect simplifies this process by delivering an intuitive and comprehensive data protection solution that makes it easy to take advantage of the cloud.  You can deploy IBM Spectrum Protect on the cloud to protect cloud-hosted data, or serve as a replicate site for on-premises backups. Read more [...]