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Availability of Log Insight 2.5 Technical Preview 3 (TP3)!

By Devaki Kulkarni

Dear Friends of Log Insight,

We are pleased to announce the availability of Log Insight 2.5 Technical Preview 3 (TP3)! Thanks for your feedback and we are happy to release some of the features and enhancements you requested. You can download this release from: https://my.vmware.com/group/vmware/get-download?downloadGroup=STRATA25TP3. You must be a member of the Log Insight Expert Community to participate. Register here to join.

What’s new in Log Insight TP3:

  • Easy access to Content Pack Marketplace
    • You can now install a content pack without having to leave the Log Insight UI.
  • Log Insight Agent enhancements
    • The Linux agent is available as a standalone package (.bin) that can be installed on various flavors of Linux.
    • Restart of Windows or Linux Agents’ services is no longer required when you make configuration changes
  • Debug support using Support bundles
    • You can generate support bundles with both Log Insight Windows and Linux Agents and submit it to us for additional support
  • Vulnerable versions of bash are patched to fix Shellshock security bugs.

By accessing the technical preview program site, you agree to keep any information regarding the pre-release software confidential, not to be shared outside this community. For more information, please access the links below:

If you have any comments or questions about the upgrade, please let us know at li-info@vmware.com . You can submit additional requests for features, enhancements or report bugs on our community page: loginsight.vmware.com.

Thank you,

(On behalf of Log Insight Team)

Devaki Kulkarni
Product Manager

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David Davis on vCenter Operations – Post #18 – What is the vC Ops Custom Interface and Why Do you Care?

In my last post, I covered some of my favorite vC Ops Tips for Success, based on what I have learned during my testing of vC Ops and covered in my vC Ops series of posts,. In this post, I’d like to talk about something you’ve likely heard about but may not have known what it is or how it can help you — the vC Ops Custom Interface.

what-is-the-vcops-custom-interface-1 Figure 1 – The Default vCenter Operations Manager Custom Interface Homepage

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vRealize Operations and vRealize Orchestrator Extensibility Presentations from VMworld 2014

There were a variety of presentations in VMworld around solution extensibility of vRealize Operations and vRealize Orchestrator.  The following presentations give great detail around extensibility and have many examples of both VMware and Partner integrations.

Video: How to Upgrade from vCloud Automation Center 6.0 to 6.1

By Rich Bourdeau

Thinking about Upgrading from vCloud Automation Center 6.0 to 6.1 we have a video available vCAC 6.0-6.1 Upgrade Videoto help you understand the process.  The video covers how to upgrade:

  • The virtual appliance
  • The  IaaS database
  • The  IaaS machine
  • The SSO appliance (vCenter Server Appliance)
  • Verify Update

WatchvCloud Automation Center 6.0 to 6.1 Upgrade

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Researching ITFM Vendors? Check out the latest Gartner Report!

If you’re a CIO, lead IT Finance, or the head of Infrastructure and/or Operations in an enterprise that is pressured from stakeholders to justify IT costs or needs data to help the lines-of-business (LOB) make fact-based investment decisions, chances are very good that you are seeking ways to get better at IT Financial Management (ITFM).

You may also be at a point, where manual processes, such as spreadsheets are just no longer sustainable.   It may be time to look at an automated solution to facilitate the processes.  Well, you have come to the right place.  VMware is now sharing Gartner’s latest Market Guide for IT Financial Management Tools for FREE!  The report covers VMware and other vendors participating in the ITFM marketplace and provides guidance on selecting an automated solution that is right for you.
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vRealize Suite Delivers Enhanced Resource Reclamation

by Rich Bourdeau

VM SprawlDo you have a VM sprawl problem? 

Customers tell me all the time that somewhere between 5% and 15% of their resources are likely to be inactive and no longer needed.  Lease policies address transient applications like development, test, modeling, simulation, but what about all those applications that are supposed to be permanent, but have stop being used over time.  This can be very problematic with desktop systems where the level of inactivity is likely to be much higher than servers.

If you are a company with 1,000 VMs and 10% inactive, that can be costing you over $100,000 annually in additional hardware expenses that are not really needed if you could use your current resources more efficiently.

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Log Insight 2.5 Release Announced

Today, we’re happy to announce the pending availability of VMware® vRealize™ Log Insight™ 2.5. It will be generally available in late 2014. To be notified with the product is available for evaluation and download, sign up here: http://eepurl.com/3FUsr .

Key features in this release include:

  • Role Based Access Control
  • Inventory Data Integration with vCenter Operations Management Suite
  • Internal Load Balancer for Scale Out
  • Extension of Universal Collection Framework for Linux
  • Hosts Overview Administration
  • Internationalization/Localization
  • Real-time Dashboard Presentation Mode

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Introducing VMware vRealize Business

Empowering Infrastructure and Operations teams with intuitive cloud business management capabilities

VMware is unveiling the new VMware vRealize Business (formerly VMware IT Business Management Suite), including vRealize Business 6.0 Standard and vRealize Business 8.2 Advanced/Enterprise.

vRealize Business

As IT organizations begin to rely more on cloud services – whether internally delivered or externally sourced  –  to deliver IT services that scale to meet business demand, understanding the cost of services and making it transparent is a key responsibility of IT, as it helps ensure that the enterprise can make optimal decisions around what services should be delivered internally versus which services should be consumed from the cloud. vRealize Business helps address this challenge, by providing transparency and control over the costs and quality of IT services enabling CIOs to align IT with the business.

In this new release, VMware is further empowering the Head of Infrastructure and Operations with business management capabilities essential for creating, delivering, and managing an SDDC-based cloud infrastructure, by providing an unparalleled easy on-ramp and fast time to value.

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Introducing vRealize Operations 6.0 – Delivering Intelligent Operations From Apps to Storage

VMware vRealize Operations 6.0

Folks, today at VMworld Barcelona, we announced VMware vRealize Operations 6.0 (formerly vCenter Operations Management Suite). You can read more about today’s announcements in this press release, as well as in this blog post by Ramin Sayar.

In this post, I’d like to give you an overview of what’s new and exciting in vRealize Operations 6.0. For complete details on product capabilities and features, as well as how to try or buy it, you should visit the vRealize Operations website.

Here’s What’s New!

vRealize Operations 6.0 features a completely re-platformed architecture that provides 8X greater scalability, and offers unified management across vSphere and other domains. Predictive analytics, Smart Alerts, and problem detection capabilities identify complex issues and then recommend automated tasks that streamline remediation before problems impact users.

vRealize Operations 6.0 provides three core capabilities – Intelligent Operations, Policy-Based Automation, and Unified Management. Here’s a look at these three core capabilities, as well as overviews of some cool new features that enable each capability, with our ‘Fast Facts on vRealize Operations‘ videos: Continue reading

VMware vRealize™ Code Stream™: Enabling Continuous Delivery for DevOps teams

We are excited to announce VMware vRealize Code Stream, our new solution for Continuous Delivery of software. vRealize Code Stream will enable customers to  rapidly release software from development to production environments, while reducing operational risk.

Over the last few years, organizations have incorporated agile development approaches into their release process. Instead of bundling large amounts of changes into a single release, the goal is to frequently release small increments into production. As a result, the development phase of the overall release process became fast but the other phases of the release process have not evolved. While there always has been a wall between Development and Operation teams, this situation has escalated and it is referred to as the DevOps conflict.

Continuous Integration and agile development approaches are closely related and often used together. The goal of Continuous Integration is to keep the software working at all times so that any working code can be picked up from development and released into production.

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