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Rightsizing VMs with vRealize Operations

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Rightsizing VMs is critical to get the best performance of your vSphere infrastructure and your VMs. Rampant oversizing of VMs can cause contention at the host or cluster level, which manifest as CPU ready, CPU co-stop, VM swap, etc. Undersized VMs can cause contention inside the guest OS, which manifest as CPU queuing, memory paging, Read more...

Managing VMware Cloud on AWS with vRealize Operations

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So, you’re thinking about leveraging VMware Cloud on AWS (or maybe you’re already there). You might be retiring old HW in your datacenter, maybe expanding your dev-ops needs, or even hosting some of your business critical apps. Regardless of your reason to adopt a hybrid cloud, you’re starting to wonder how you are going to Read more...

What-If Analysis with vRealize Operations 8.0

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There is more to capacity management for vSphere environments than looking at what’s currently running in your clusters. Clusters are always in flux with VMs and hosts being added and removed. There can be situations that require looking at migrating workloads to other datacenters or the public cloud. If you’ve run into any of these Read more...

What’s New in vRealize Operations 8.0?

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Today marks general availability of vRealize Operations 8.0. I’m excited to tell you about the amazing features available in this release. Grab a coffee or tea and sit back because this is another huge release with lots of exciting new features. Improved Initial Onboarding To start things off, we’ve improved initial onboarding. For new deployments, Read more...

Allocation Model for Capacity Management in vRealize Operations 7.5

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Capacity management is a critical aspect of managing vSphere clusters. Capacity management goals can vary depending on the type of VMs running in the cluster or based on business requirements. Failure to manage capacity based on business goals can lead to capacity shortfalls or performance problems. In vRealize Operations 6.7 and 7.0, there was only Read more...

Migration Planning with vRealize Operations 7.0

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Previously, I showed how to perform What-If analysis for adding new servers with vRealize Operations 7.0. Today, I’ll show how you can perform What-If analysis for migration to VMware Cloud on AWS or native AWS. To begin planning, you can find Migration Planning after you click on Plan under the Optimize Capacity pillar on the Read more...

Physical Infrastructure Planning with vRealize Operations 7.0

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An important part of managing your self-driving datacenter is dealing with capacity planning to prevent shortfalls in capacity.  With the release of vRealize Operations 7.0, it is easy to perform What-If analysis for adding new servers. To begin planning, you can find Physical Infrastructure Planning after you click on Plan under the Optimize Capacity pillar Read more...