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David Davis on vCenter Operations- Post #5 – vCenter Operations Manager Architecture

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In my last article in this series, Understanding VMware vCenter Management Suite Editions, I discussed the various editions that make up the vC Ops Suite, what vSOM is, and the various pieces of the vC Ops Suite including vCenter Operations Manager, vCenter Configuration Manager, vCenter Hyperic, vCenter Infrastructure Navigator, vCenter Chargeback Manager, and the custom Read more...

David Davis on vCenter Operations- Post #4 – Understanding VMware Center Operations Management Suite Editions

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In my last article on Evaluating VMware vCenter Operations Management Suite, I covered how VMware vCenter Operations Management Suite stacked up to my list of 9 questions to ask when selecting any virtualization management tool. As I mentioned in that article, vCenter Operations is available in 4 different editions. In this article, I’d like to analyze Read more...

David Davis on vCenter Operations- Post #3 – Evaluating VMware vCenter Operations Management Suite

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Having spent considerable time, over the years, learning about and testing virtualization management tools, I find it fascinating to see how tools compare. Once you get past the high-level checkbox comparison, understanding how various management tools compare, at a deeper level, very quickly becomes complicated. In my last post, How to Select a Virtualization Management Read more...

David Davis on vCenter Operations- Post #2 – How to Select a Virtualization Management Tool

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In my last post in this series, I discussed why, if you already have vCenter, you still need to consider adding another virtual infrastructure management tool. While vCenter is an awesome centralized management tool and offers performance insight, it wasn’t intended to be an enterprise-grade performance, resource optimization, and capacity analysis tool like vCenter Operations Manager. Read more...