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Using AD Credentials with the vR Ops REST API

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Many IT admins are using the vRealize Operations Manager (vR Ops) REST API available for interacting with vR Ops outside of the user interface.  I got a question today asking if it was possible to use AD or LDAP credentials with the REST API.  It is possible and it is also very easy to use. Read more...
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Customizing vROps: Decide Which Metrics to Collect

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By: Greg Hohertz, Blue Medora   VMware’s vRealize Operations Manager is a powerful analytics platform that helps administrators gain insight into their application, virtual, and physical infrastructure. One challenge you might have as you deploy vRealize Operations is the sheer amount of data that you throw at it, and the CPU, memory, and disk requirements Read more...
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Proactive Monitoring with vROps Alert Notifications and Badges

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By: Kyle Wassink, Blue Medora   Alert Notifications and Badges provide a great way to proactively monitor your infrastructure and applications. Read on to see how.   Badges: Identifying Future Problems Badges are a crucial component of staying ahead of problems in your IT environment. Specifically, the Capacity Remaining, Time Remaining, and Stress badges (which Read more...
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Email Customization in vRA

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  Introduction Are you tired of seeing colorless vRA emails ? Do you want to add company branding/header to the emails? Do you want to add custom properties to your approval email ? Do you want to customize emails specific to a particular locale/tenant ? If answer of any of these questions is “Yes”, then Read more...
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vROps Navigation Tree Tips and Tricks: Advanced

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By: Kyle Wassink, Blue Medora   We’ve already covered some of the navigation tree basics in the previous post. Let’s look at some more advanced features that can take your experience with vROps to the next level.   Related Hierarchies and Resources When you double-click on an individual resource (ex: a VMware Host, NetApp Volume, Read more...

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vROps Navigation Tree Tips and Tricks: The Basics

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By: Kyle Wassink, Blue Medora   The navigation tree, found in the left sidebar in vROps, is the primary way to move around your vROps environment. It is so much more than a simple navigation tree, including many unique features in the “Environment” section that may not be immediately obvious. Let’s look at some basics Read more...
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Visualizing System Logs with Blue Medora Content Packs

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Jen DeWaele, Blue Medora   For some, gone are the days of native terminal searching and comparative log file analysis. Since 2001, I have been supporting customers and digging into log files, sometimes, 12 hours a day to get to a root cause. Now we have tools like vRealize Log Insight to help us get Read more...
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5 Ways the Management Pack for Microsoft SQL Server Helps DBAs

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By: Matthew Rumph, Blue Medora   Blue Medora has become the leader in VMware vRealize Operations management packs for databases. For administrators running their Microsoft SQL Server Instances on VMware, Blue Medora’s vRealize Operations (vROps) Management Pack is the perfect solution. In this blog, we will examine 5 ways that Blue Medora’s Management Pack helps Read more...
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Who Manages the Managers: 3 Reasons to Standardize on vROps

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Bekah Suttner, Blue Medora   Technologies are always moving and changing, and chances are your company has made significant investments in IT tools that could stand to be upgraded now. They still work, but aren’t as efficient or helpful as they once were. We hear from more and more companies who want to reduce tool Read more...