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

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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...
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vRealize Automation 7.2 Detailed Implementation Video Guide

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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

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

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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

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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...