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How to create a super metric

A Practical Example of Using Super Metrics

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By: Gary Monk   I was recently working with a customer using the Oracle Database Management Pack from Blue Medora, who was interested in creating an alert that shows the percentage of free space in a tablespace. Through the Blue Medora Oracle Database Management Pack, you can gather two important metrics – total amount of Read more...
Example analysis badge in the JBoss EAP Management Pack from Blue Medora

3 Reasons Why to Monitor Java Services with vRealize Operations

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By: Lora Johnson   Performance problems in your Java services environments can make or break your client applications — often times, causing problems with deploying and implementing Java EE related technologies. No matter if you run a lightweight or large IT environment, these problems can wreak havoc on the functionality of your system across the Read more...

Organizing the Bigger Picture: Custom Groups in vROps

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By: Josh Williams   When it comes to Blue Medora Management Packs for vRealize Operations (vROps), one of the major problems we face is grouping similar objects in our product library. Thus far, we’ve only been able to focus on full-stack views–i.e., your prototypical parent to child relationships. For example, take our SQL Server Management Read more...
Cisco Networking Overview Dashboard from Blue Medora

Optimizing Cisco UCS Performance: Network Overview and Power Settings

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By: Alain Geenrits   Within vRealize Operations (vROps), you can connect different management packs to extend functionality — importing data from other platforms to turn vROps into a unique console for all the insight that you need. The Cisco UCS Management Pack from Blue Medora offers customers extensive insight into their environments to drive better Read more...
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Maximizing Your Storage Investments with vRealize Operations

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By: Kyle Wassink   vRealize Operations (vROps) is a powerful analytics engine that simplifies data center monitoring by doing a lot of the heavy lifting so you don’t have to. Capacity badges, for example, help inform you of resource utilization, growth and efficiency. While applicable to many different layers of your data center, this functionality Read more...

Using FlexPod? How to Monitor Oracle Database Performance

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By: Brian Williams   In the third part of our three-post series about Blue Medora’s FlexPod Bundle, I’ll be providing insight into how you can drive better performance across your Oracle Database environment. In case you missed it, check out our other blog posts in this series: Using FlexPod? How to Drive Better Cisco UCS Read more...
How to create a workflow in F5 BIG-IP for vRO

5 Key vRO Workflows for Your F5 BIG-IP Environment

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By: Lora Johnson   As the complexity of IT infrastructures continues to grow, so does the need for automation to simplify tasks that serve as a time suck for IT operations personnel. With vRealize Orchestrator (vRO), you can automate tasks from the simple — like creating a new user in Active Directory — to the Read more...
Microsoft Azure Overview Dashboard from Blue Medora

Revealing Elastic Pool Metrics to Drive Better Microsoft Azure Performance

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By: Lora Johnson   Cloud adoption continues to grow globally, but at the same time, many organizations are not abandoning their traditional data center model which has resulted in higher usage of a hybrid cloud strategy, leveraging private and public clouds, as well as traditional on-premises data structures. Microsoft Azure seamlessly integrates across the cloud Read more...
High load on a SAP system

How to Drive Better SAP Performance with Virtualization Layer Visibility

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By: Christian Fernando   When using SAP native tools such as SAP Solution Manager, it lacks visibility into the underlying virtualization layers, which can result in a blind spot in understanding the complete performance story. The virtualization layer includes the virtual machine, ESXi server, CPU, memory and storage. The ability to quickly see contention of Read more...
NetApp VM Performance Dashboard from Blue Medora

How to Drive Better NetApp Performance with FlexPod

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By: Brian Williams   In the second part of our three-post series about Blue Medora’s FlexPod Bundle, I’ll be providing insight into how you can drive better performance across your NetApp Storage workloads. In case you missed it, check out our first blog post in this series which highlights Cisco UCS, “Using FlexPod? How to Drive Read more...