Month: January 2017

Big Data and HPC section added to VMware BCA Homepage

Big Data and HPC section added to VMware BCA Homepage

This post was originally published on this site —The Business Critical Applications (BCA) Homepage now has 8 sections each focused on a specific area of applications and relational database management systems discipline. The newest section to be added to the broader BCA space is “Big Data and High Performance Computing Solutions”.  Although both Big Data and HPC have long occupied important and unique focus as critical and high-profile implementation choices they have now been added to the lexicon of Business Critical Applications. Read more […]

Volume Support with vSphere Integrated Containers

Volume Support with vSphere Integrated Containers

This post was originally published on this site —This post comes from Matthew Avery, a member of the vSphere Integrated Containers engineering team. I am excited to discuss volume support with vSphere Integrated Containers and its differences from standard Docker deployments. The important difference to note between VIC and Docker is that VIC leverages the robust vSphere environment in order to interact with pools of managed resources. This means that the VIC volume support is designed to allow you to create volumes from vSphere datastores. Read more […]

Workload Management: Happiness Matters More Than Perfection

Workload Management: Happiness Matters More Than Perfection

This post was originally published on this site —Happy workloads support great service to the line of business and efficient resource management—in the best scenario, a “win-win” for IT and the business stakeholder. But the pursuit of perfection comes at a cost; hence “perfect” and “optimal” workload placement may look different. In this post we’ll take a look at the hidden costs of perfection and what you can do about it using three tools for easy, optimal workload placement. The optimal workload Read more […]

Enable Automated Self-Service with vRealize Automation and Puppet

Enable Automated Self-Service with vRealize Automation and Puppet

This post was originally published on this site —Editor’s Note: You may have heard about the new Puppet Plugin for vRealize Automation announced at PuppetConf this October from our previous blog. Today, we are pleased to hear from Puppet about the general availability of this new plugin. Read on more for details about how the latest integration can benefit our joint customers of vRealize Automation and Puppet. By Lindsey Smith, Senior Product Manager at Puppet At Puppet, most of our customers are on a path Read more […]

vRealize + Webhooks + ServiceNow

vRealize + Webhooks + ServiceNow

This post was originally published on this site —  In my last post, I talked about all the awesome you can do with the webhook feature available in vRealize products today. In this post, I would like to drill into one of the possible integrations: ServiceNow. Read on to learn more!     Types of Integration There are two possible types of integration available with the webhook shim today — though more could be added in the future: Fire and forgot. Like the name implies, this type of integration mimics the alerting behavior Read more […]

vSphere 6.5 Security Product Walkthroughs

vSphere 6.5 Security Product Walkthroughs

This post was originally published on this site —Are you aware of the VMware Product Walkthrough site? If not, you’re missing out on some really great content. A product walkthrough is a guided “tour” of many of VMware’s products. They are helpful when you want to do a dry run of a task, like encrypting a VM for example, so that you can become familiar with the necessary steps in the vSphere Web Client. A product walkthrough (PWT) is also helpful when demonstrating to your peers or colleagues just how easy security management Read more […]

Automating VMware Horizon 7 with VMware PowerCLI 6.5

Automating VMware Horizon 7 with VMware PowerCLI 6.5

This post was originally published on this site —With VMware PowerCLI 6.5 Release 1, the automation of VMware Horizon 7 matures and we get integrated PowerShell support for the View component of Horizon 7 built into VMware PowerCLI. We have a proper Horizon 7 module that is distributed and ships with the core VMware PowerCLI installation. For information about all the new features of VMware PowerCLI 6.5 R1, see the New Release: PowerCLI 6.5 R1 blog post. So, what do we get with the release of the new VMware PowerCLI Horizon 7 module? We actually Read more […]

SAP HANA: 3 Ways to Improve Monitoring and Optimize Performance

SAP HANA: 3 Ways to Improve Monitoring and Optimize Performance

This post was originally published on this site —By: Lora Johnson   Knowing how your SAP HANA environment and underlying infrastructure are being used — as well as insight into potential issues that may be lurking — can help you better extend functionality to optimize performance across your IT stack. With the newly updated SAP HANA Management Pack for vRealize Operations from Blue Medora, gain end-to-end visibility into your SAP HANA environment to see key metrics related to health, performance and availability. The SAP Management Read more […]

vRealize + Webhooks = Infinite Integrations

vRealize + Webhooks = Infinite Integrations

This post was originally published on this site —  Did you know that both vRealize Log Insight and vRealize Operations Manager support webhooks? Did you know that webhooks allow integrations with any other product that supports an API? In this post, I would like to demonstrate the integrations that exist today. Read on to learn more!   What are Webhooks? Webhooks are user-defined HTTP callbacks. Something happens in an application (e.g. alert fired, change made, commit merged, etc) that some remote service cares about. It doesn’t Read more […]

New vCenter Server Appliance Deployment Walkthroughs

New vCenter Server Appliance Deployment Walkthroughs

This post was originally published on this site —vSphere 6.5 takes the VCSA deployment experience to the next level. The VCSA 6.5 installer no longer requires a plugin, making it browser agnostic. If that wasn’t enough, the VCSA installer now supports use on macOS, Linux, and Window. The VMware Feature Walkthrough site has two new VCSA 6.5 deployment walkthroughs. These two step-by-step guides cover the VCSA 6.5 embedded and external deployments. Installer As stated earlier the VCSA 6.5 installer no longer requires the Client Integration Read more […]