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Announcing General Availability of vCenter Configuration Manager 5.4.1

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At VMworld Copenhagen just two weeks ago, VMware unveiled three new management suites to help customers transform how they manage infrastructure, applications and business services in virtual and cloud environments. We are pleased to announce the general availability of vCenter Configuration Manager 5.4.1 (VCM), a key component of the vCenter Operations Management Suite. With this Read more...

Infrastructure & Operations management week – quick recap

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And it is FRIDAY. Thank you for a great week of interaction focused on IT Management infrastructure and operations challenges customers face as they transition to the Cloud. In the coming weeks, I will follow up with detailed posts explaining the technical details you asked for. Throughout the week we talked about the trends of Read more...

vCenter Operations – Real World Stories from VMworld 2011

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A quick post today – focusing on real world customer stories about vCenter Operations from VMworld 2011. To start with, here’s a great video Chad Sakac posted about how vCenter Operations helped diagnose a network latency issue that plagued the first day of the Hands on Labs at VMworld 2011. In his words “It was Read more...

Managing IT in the Cloud Era – VMware way

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As IT organizations embrace Cloud computing to deliver IT as a service, they must adopt a new management approach—one that is as agile, proactive, flexible and dynamic similar to their new IT infrastructure. In the previous posts, I reviewed the trends about this new IT model, as well as pointed out why the traditional management Read more...

Traditional management tools simply cannot do cloud management!

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Not trying to be controversial with a provocative title, but let’s check the new IT reality and then review the fundamentals behind the traditional management tools: Traditional IT management tools focus on managing silos – applications running on dedicated IT infrastructure. Virtualization breaks these silos, decoupling applications from infrastructure. Virtual infrastructure is shared across various Read more...

How do you manage the new IT?

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Let’s take a look at the new reality of IT – a quick survey shows the following: Virtualization is now ubiquitous, with more virtual machines than physical. The traditional way of running IT – tightly bound vertical technology stacks – has given way to shared pools of infrastructure resources, from which business services are provisioned. Read more...

Welcome to VMware Experts’ Forum on Cloud Management

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Hello! My name is Hemant Gaidhani and let me be the first to welcome you to the second in our continuing series of week-long forums for discussion and advice from real VMware experts who are helping architecting real-world customer solutions. Starting this week, I’ll be taking over the VMware Virtualization Management blog [http://blogs.vmware.com/management/ ] to Read more...

vCenter Operations @ VMworld 2011 – Don’t miss the limited edition t-shirt

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A quick post so you can grab your limited edition vCenter Operations t-shirt! vCenter Operations is rocking at VMworld 2011 with several breakout sessions and solutions exchange booth. More importantly check out the super session by Ramin Sayer, VP Products, Cloud and Virtualization Management “SUP1018 Managing Virtual and Cloud IT Environments – A Roadmap to Well-managed Read more...

vCenter Operations Knowledge Series – a free, technical best practices event

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vCenter Operations gives infrastructure and operations teams the visibility and intelligence to proactively manage service levels in dynamic environments, using patented analytics and an integrated approach to performance, capacity and configuration management. Recently we started the vCenter Operations Unplugged series of posts to explain the cool features in the product. Now VMware is also launching Read more...

vCenter Configuration Manager releases updated DISA guidelines

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A quick Friday note to point out that VMware Center for Policy and Compliance recently announced latest content update for Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) in vCenter Configuration Manager (VCM). Check the blog post at the VMware Security & Compliance Blog for further details. In case you are not aware, the VMware Center for Policy Read more...