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vROps 8.0 Troubleshooting Workbench and Blue Medora

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Written by Brock Peterson, Blue Medora – Principal Solution Architect In vROps 6.5 HTML5, Based User Interface was the main feature of the release. In vROps 7.0 it was the dashboarding canvas and in vROps 7.5 it was the ServiceNow Plugin for notifications. Each new version of vROps presents a new feature that makes upgrading Read more...

‘Cloud Is’ – Part Three – Control

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Gimme, gimme never gets… except if you’re a developer. Being a CIO is tough. It’s a high pressure job with a complex problem set and typically short tenures. Perhaps unfairly, CIO’s are second to last in job duration among the C-Suite, according to the Korn Ferry Institute.  There are many reasons that average enterprise CIO Read more...

‘Cloud Is’ – Part Two – Trust

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Everyone in operations has received the call. An app owner phones the ops team and says the same thing, again. “My app seems slow, prove to me it’s not your fault.” Responding to what feels like a simple question, from the app owner perspective, is a massive distraction and morale killer in every IT organization. Read more...

‘Cloud Is’ – Part One – an Operating Model

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Happens every time. There’s a planning meeting with twelve people in the room. We’re all there to discuss the new cloud strategy. It’s time to make some decisions about future directions and next steps for the IT organization, and the business. Suddenly, the meeting grinds to halt. Is cloud a tactic or a strategy, an Read more...
Workbench time range is set to 2 hours before and 30 minutes after the alert triggered. The scope is still set to the default level 1.

Wanted – Your Troubleshooting Workbench Success Stories

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When we launched vRealize Operations 8.0 last year at VMworld US, there was a lot of excitement for the new Troubleshooting Workbench.  This enables faster time to identify and resolve critical issues in your SDDC by using advanced machine learning to collect and correlate evidence related to an alert or any monitored object having performance Read more...

The Cloud Operating Model

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The Cloud Operating Model is a high-level representation of how an organization will deliver on its Cloud Strategy. It is a blueprint for organizing effectively to deliver the capabilities and outcomes required to deliver value through cloud services. Once the Cloud Strategy has been defined, ratified, and communicated, the Cloud Operating Model defines the operational Read more...

Evolving Towards Infrastructure-as-Code

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Over the last couple of years IT Operations is on a journey to evolve infrastructure. This is needed to keep pace with the ever growing demands of the business. Especially developers are now asking for an “on demand” experience when it comes to consuming infrastructure resources. All too often this is a challenge for most Read more...

vRA Action Placement Demystified

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The new extensibility framework in vRealize Automation (vRA) called Action Based Extensibility (ABX) provides the ability to leverage FaaS (Function-as-a-Service) to write simple scripts in various programming languages (e.g. Python, Node.js) to fulfill both simple and complex extensibility use cases. It is available in vRA 8.0 (on-prem) and in vRA Cloud. An Action can be generic, a regular script Read more...

Getting started with the vRealize Automation Terraform Provider

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In my previous post, Infrastructure as Code and vRealize Automation, I talked about the principles of Infrastructure as Code and how vRealize Automation can help you put some of those ideas into action. I also mentioned Terraform as a complimentary technology to vRealize Automation. There are several VMware providers for Terraform (including vSphere, NSX-T, vCloud Read more...