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Workbench time range is set to 2 hours before and 30 minutes after the alert triggered. The scope is still set to the default level 1.

Wanted – Your Troubleshooting Workbench Success Stories

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When we launched vRealize Operations 8.0 last year at VMworld US, there was a lot of excitement for the new Troubleshooting Workbench.  This enables faster time to identify and resolve critical issues in your SDDC by using advanced machine learning to collect and correlate evidence related to an alert or any monitored object having performance Read more...
Arguably the most common REST call made by customers is to export metric data.

Performance of vRealize Operations REST APIs

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About three years ago I posted a blog discussing the performance of the vRealize Operations REST APIs. That blog post still gets referenced, but I thought it was time to update since there have been overall platform performance improvements with each release and the original blog doesn’t address a specific question that I keep getting Read more...

Improved Application Awareness in vRealize Operations 8.0

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Customers trust vRealize Operations for Self-Driving Operations powered by AI/ML to provide the best performance, optimize for efficiency and troubleshoot quickly. However, vRealize Operations doesn’t stop there, and if you aren’t already using the application aware monitoring and troubleshooting capabilities of this solution, you will probably change your mind after you read this blog. In Read more...
Workbench time range is set to 2 hours before and 30 minutes after the alert triggered. The scope is still set to the default level 1.

vRealize Operations Troubleshooting Powered by Machine Learning

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With the release of vRealize Operations 8.0, we continue to deliver on the vision of Self-Driving Operations powered by advanced AI/ML with the introduction of the Troubleshooting Workbench for faster time-to-identify and time-to-remediate issues in your Software Defined Datacenter. In this post, I will review the capabilities and features of the Troubleshooting Workbench. Start Troubleshooting Read more...

A vRealize Operations Super Metric for VM NUMA Optimization

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In the mad rush leading up to VMworld, I saw a cool new fling by Mark Achtemichuk and Mark McGill that provides a report for optimizing your VM CPU configuration for NUMA boundaries. This is something we get a lot of questions about from customers and they want to know if vRealize Operations can provide Read more...
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vRealize Operations REST API: Find Resource by Identifiers

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This past week, I was working with my technical marketing peer, Chris McClanahan on an exciting new demo with vRealize Operations and Cloud Automation Services. Basically, I needed to get the deployment for a virtual machine so I could take some action on an alert. To do this, I was trying to find a way Read more...

Self-Driving Compliance Remediation with vRealize Operations 7.5

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I have spoken to many customers who have been using the vRealize Operations Management Pack for vRealize Orchestrator to add remediation actions using their own workflows to vRealize Operations. This provides practically limitless capability to automate routine, first-level runbook tasks and configuration management for SDDC components.  With vRealize Operations 7.5, we jointly released the 3.0 version Read more...

vRealize Operations 7.5 REST API Updates Overview

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With the latest release of vRealize Operations there were some updates to the REST APIs and I’ll cover them in this brief blog. The biggest news is that the Custom Group APIs have been promoted to the public APIs and are placed under the /api/resources group. This means these APIs are now fully supported. If Read more...

Application Aware Operations with vRealize Operations 7.5

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The point of building and running your SDDC is to run applications, so it only makes sense to have some visibility into those applications. Without awareness of the health and availability of applications it is very difficult to measure and meet SLAs for your business or organization. It can also be difficult to identify and Read more...