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Cloud Transformation: Are you Ready? What about your Team?


Are you ready for cloud transformation? As the CIO, you know cloud is good for you. Capacity on demand! Independence from hardware… IT as a service, even as self-service… In other words, you know why you are doing it. You fought for, and got the budget allocated, you acquired the best technology, and your trusted Read more...

vRealize Automation 7.2 Detailed Implementation Video Guide


Welcome to the vRealize Automation 7.2 Detailed Implementation VIDEO Guide. This is a collection of all the videos making up the full vRealize Automation 7.2 Detailed Implementation Guide. The guide (and these videos) was put together to help you deploy and configure a highly-available, production-worthy vRealize Automation 7.2 distributed environment, complete with SDDC integration (e.g. Read more...

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Setting the record straight on DRS, pDRS and Workload Placement


A consistent theme in questions from customers have been cropping up lately around VMware DRS (Distributed Resource Scheduler), p(predictive)DRS & workload placement. The questions are related to how DRS & pDRS actually work as well as some misunderstandings around the benefits they bring to customers’ environments. There are several descriptive posts on how DRS & pDRS work, why they were created and Read more...

The Self-Healing Data Center (Part 2) – Installing the Webhook Shims for Automating Alerts


In the previous post, I explained how vRealize Operations with vRealize Orchestrator can automate alert notifications via the REST Notification plugin to enable a self-healing datacenter.  I also introduced the Webhook Shims as the solution that provides the underlying capability.  In this post, I will walk you through installing the Webhook Shims in your environment and setting up a simple use Read more...
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Super Metrics in Action: Use Case with NetApp


By: Alain Geenrits, Blue Medora   In my last post, I covered super metrics in detail — from creating them to attaching them to an object; from what makes them so great to why you should use them. To follow up, this blog post will feature a common use case in NetApp where you track Read more...