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How to Use vRealize Operations Alerts

What’s Your Issue? How to Use vRealize Operations Alerts

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VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) 7.0 uses Badges as a way to evaluate objects. The three major badges it uses are Health, Risk, and Efficiency. As I’ve written previously, every VMware administrator needs to understand what comprises these badges, and how they are applied to the objects discovered within your stack. Badges summarize a lot of Read more...
Full Stack Monitoring for Hybrid Clouds using NetApp HCI and SolidFire

Full Stack Monitoring for Hybrid Clouds using NetApp HCI and SolidFire

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While Blue Medora provides monitoring data integrations for traditional data center compute platforms from Cisco, Dell EMC, HPE, and Lenovo, we have been expanding our footprint into converged and hyper-converged infrastructures (HCI). Recently we added support for NetApp HCI & SolidFire, including a new management pack for the VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) monitoring platform. Despite Read more...

Introducing vROpsCLI from Blue Medora

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Written by Steven Miller, DevOps Engineer at Blue Medora   Blue Medora provides some of the best in breed monitoring integrations within VMware vRealize® Operations™ (vROps). Sometimes configuring those integrations, especially for our largest customers, is tedious. In order to help our customers, and the overall vROps ecosystem, we are proud to introduce vROpsCLI, a freely Read more...

Bigger, Stronger, Faster Dashboards using vRealize Operations 7.0

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With the release of VMware vRealize® Operations™ 7.0 we are gifted many new features to improve Self-Driving Operations. While many of these additions move the product into the future, none of these features gets me excited as the dashboard building and management improvements in version 7.0. Let me dive into these feature improvements and share Read more...
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Sizing VMware vRealize Operations Manager with Blue Medora

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Sizing is important when architecting and implementing VMware vRealize Operations Manager (vROps) into your environment to ensure optimal performance. Why? Because the resources you’ll need for vRealize Operations will depend on how large of an environment you expect to monitor and analyze, how many metrics you plan to collect, and how long you need to Read more...

Proactive Monitoring in a Reactive World

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Harness the True Power of vRealize® Operations™ Manager The MTTI Game First, let’s discuss the issue or issues depending on how you define the problem. “We” live in a reactive, instant gratification world. So too, do our business operations and critical business application teams. ·      Definition of “We”: IT team or siloed IT teams Read more...

Top 3 IT Operations Badges Every Administrator Should Know

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Top 3 IT Operations Badges Every Administrator Should Know Companies Want Efficient Operations Understand VMware vRealize Operations Manager badges and Blue Medora True Visibility Suite (TVS) objects for efficient operation of your virtual infrastructure. There are three major badges used in vRealize Operations (vROps): Health, Risk, and Efficiency.  Each discovered object, from VMs to Cisco Read more...

Two leading hypervisors, one pane of glass

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Two leading hypervisors, one pane of glass Is your organization one of the growing number that run both VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V?  It’s not uncommon for Enterprise Infrastructures to contain multiple virtualization platforms, the two most common being VMware ESXi and Microsoft Hyper-V.  Most are using ESXi as their primary hypervisor and Hyper-V for specific Read more...