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Using Host Rules with Business Intent in vRealize Operations 7.0

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This blog post originally appeared on the blog of Brett Johnson, a Senior Consultant with VMware.  It is re-posted here with Brett’s permission.  You can follow Brett on Twitter @BrettJohnson008. vROPS 7.0 launched with a feature called Business Intent which controls workload placement based on vSphere tags Announcement. This feature tackles several use cases one being Read more...

Reboot Guest OS from vROps? vRO MP 2.0 Can Do That!

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Today, I saw a message from one of our outstanding Technical Account Managers at VMware, @stevetilkens.  Steve wanted to know if there was a vRealize Operations action for restarting a guest OS on a monitored virtual machine.  So, I thought I would show everyone how easy this is with the Management Pack for vRealize Orchestrator.  Read more...

Full Visibility with the Management Pack for Storage Devices 7.0

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Last week we released a new version of the popular vRealize Operations Management Pack for Storage Devices which allows you to monitor your third-party storage devices and Fibre Channel network.  This provides full visibility to the storage tier for virtual machine and application performance and availability monitoring.  If you are familiar with previous versions of Read more...

The Self-Healing Datacenter 2.0

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About 18 months ago, I wrote a series of blog posts that many customers used to enable automation for self-healing IT operations.  At the time, it was a good choice if you really wanted to integrate your custom vRealize Orchestrator workflows with vRealize Operations alerts.  I am happy to report, with the release of the Read more...

Get Started with the Management Pack for vRealize Orchestrator 2.0

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In another post, I told you all about the great new capabilities featured in this latest version of the Management Pack for vRealize Orchestrator.  In this post, I will walk you through the process of installation and configuration, including adding your own custom workflows so you can get started using the management pack. Recall that Read more...

Put Your Operations in Overdrive – Technical Overview of the vRealize Operations Management Pack for vRealize Orchestrator 2.0

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If you are not already excited for vRealize Operations 7.0, maybe this will do the trick.  In this blog post I will provide the technical details for the latest version of the vRealize Operations Management Pack for vRealize Orchestrator 2.0.  This improved version on the management pack, which we introduced with vRealize Operations 6.7, brings Read more...

Building Operational Bridges with Wavefront and vRealize Operations

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With the introduction of the Wavefront with vRealize Operations 6.7, customers interested in monitoring packaged applications using Wavefront by VMware have a quick and effortless way to try monitoring as a service.  In previous blog posts, we have explained what this enables and how to use the VMware Application Proxy (“VAP”) to enable this integration.  In Read more...