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X-IO Technologies Releases their vCenter Operations Management Pack

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The newest Management Pack  for vCenter Operations Manager is from X-IO technologies in support of their ISE storage systems.  The plugin, called “X-IO ISE Management Pack for VMware vCenter Operations” allows you to see ISE specific performance metrics via several included dashboards.  You can also see the relationships between individual ISE storage systems and Datastores Read more...

David Davis on vCenter Operations – Post #16 – Storage Throughput Analysis

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In my last post, I covered how to perform Storage Capacity Analysis using vCenter Operations Manager. In this post, I’ll cover a similar, but different topic – analyzing storage throughput. Some of the other posts I’ve created around capacity analysis with vCenter Operations Manager are: Introduction to Capacity Planning from the World View Capacity Analysis of your Read more...

Enhanced Puppet Integration in vCloud Automation Center 6.1

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When you think about cloud management and automation solution, what are some of key asks come to your mind? I bet, there are many – provisioning, policies, lifecycle management to name a few. Today we are going to talk more in detail about asks around OS / middleware configuration, application services management, and drift remediation. Read more...

Webcast – IT Automation for the Cloud

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See how VMware vRealize Automation (formerly vCloud Automation Center) and Avnet Services’ BMC Remedy ITSM and Atrium CMDB Plug-ins accelerate the delivery of Enterprise IT services. A cloud management platform for the hybrid cloud, VMware vRealize Automation empowers IT to accelerate the delivery of personalized, business-relevant IT services, while maintaining IT control. When used with Read more...

Stock Analysis in vCenter Operations

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What about literally  correlating business data with IT metrics? For example adding some stock quota to vCenter Operations? Not an everyday use case, but at least imaginable: how the stock of your enterprise relates to the market and to your IT or possibly even production numbers? While presenting vCenter Operations and explaining the concept of Read more...

Log Insight and vCenter Operations – Better Together with vRealize Operations Insight

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This post is authored by Jon Herlocker, CTO, Cloud Operations Management Products, Cloud Management Business Unit, VMware. At VMware, we are personally dedicated to making IT Operations a better place. What does that mean? To me that means providing software and automation that detects and mitigates most issues before they impact your customers, rapidly detects Read more...

Automating your vCloud Automation Center with vCAC APIs

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vCloud Automation Center (now vRealize Automation) has always provided a rich set of capabilities for extending the product’s out-of-the-box functionality. The flip side of these flexible call-outs to integrate with third-party systems during the provisioning and management life cycle is the ability to enable external systems to initiate actions in vCloud Automation Center programmatically rather Read more...

Keeping Your Cloud Infrastructure Healthy With the Internet of Things

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When every object can be monitored, networked and analyzed in the cloud, enterprises must first examine the impact of managing this flood of data. Learn how to offset cloud infrastructure management challenges provoked by the Internet of Things Learn why predictive analytics is vital to harnessing this data See how the right cloud management solution Read more...