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Become a Cloud Ninja with the NEW vRealize Operations Certification for VCPs

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Are you vRealize Operations savvy?  Do you want to showcase your expertise to your boss and peers?  Would you like VMware to endorse your IT operations knowledge and skills?  Well now you can!  VMware has recently launched the vRealize Operations Specialist Digital badge for VMware Certified Professionals (VCP). Now technical experts who understand vRealize Operations Read more...

How Much VMware Cloud on AWS Will I Need?

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There are a number of things to think about before bringing a VMware Cloud on AWS SDDC into your business. How do I connect everything together? Which applications and workloads should I move? How do I manage performance, cost and capacity? All of these are GREAT questions and for answers to these check out a Read more...

Automated Workload Balance

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Welcome to your lights-out datacenter!  With vRealize Operation 6.6 automated workload balance is easier and more controllable than ever.  This latest release of vRealize Operation gives you the ability to balance workloads across clusters and datastores, simple controls to govern how much balance you want based on your business needs, three ways to activate it Read more...

Predictive DRS Made Simple

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In 2016 VMware made big news with our Predictive DRS (pDRS) announcement and analysts and customers have been buzzing about it ever since. Predictive DRS is a game changer and helps you in the fight against resource contention.  As you know, when contention occurs, applications slow down and your users are affected.  Successfully mitigating resource Read more...

Predictive DRS Walk Through

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As you may recall, in the first Predictive DRS management blog post we discussed the three different methodologies that can be deployed to avoid contention, the value of each of them brings to the table and why its important to deploy all three in your datacenter.  In this blog and in the video below will focus on Read more...

Predictive DRS

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Resource contention is one of the most critical issues in any virtualized environment.  When contention occurs, applications slow down and your users are affected.  Up until now two different methodologies have been employed to mitigate the risk of contention, with varied results.  But now I want to introduce you to the new “game changing” method Read more...

Moving VMs is not solving your SDDC Management Problems!

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In my last blog article, “What is Intelligent Operations Management in the SDDC” , I discussed how intelligent operations management of the Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) can be broken down into three (3) areas of focus: Topology Scope, Data Collection and Management Functions.  We also talked about what each of these areas brings to Read more...

SDDC Intelligent Operations Management

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I’m fortunate.  I get a lot of opportunities to meet with customers to discuss all of the new technologies and products that can help them build a more dynamic and flexible software defined data center (SDDC).  We will go around the table talking about how these innovations can make their lives better and without fail Read more...

vRealize Operations 6.2: Intelligent Workload Placement with DRS

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Today I want to discuss VMware vRealize Operations Manager v6.2 and specifically its Intelligent Workload Placement feature.  This feature works in conjunction with, and compliments DRS to help VMs get the required resources they need, ensuring better performance of the environment and applications. Distributed Resource Scheduler also known as DRS is a well-known and proven Read more...

How to Configure Widgets – vRealize Operations Tech Tips #13

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In my previous blog post, we discussed customizing vRealize Operations Manager to better meet your business needs by creating Custom Dashboards.  We would be remiss if we didn’t take some time here to discuss the Widgets that are the building blocks of the Custom Dashboards. This video will walk you through and explain the process Read more...