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FREE – VMware Compliance Checker Tools for vSphere

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VMware Compliance Checker for vSphere is a free, downloadable product for checking compliance of vSphere environment to help you ensure that it remains secure and compliant. It provides detailed compliance checks against the VMware vSphere Hardening Guidelines. For example, you can print the reports that Compliance Checker produces, and can run compliance checks across multiple Read more...

vCenter Operations Enterprise 1.0 Released

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VMware has released vCenter Operations Enterprise 1.0 (formerly known as Alive Enterprise). With this release, we have now completed the rebranding and integration of Alive into VMware portfolio. As I stated in earlier blog post, vCenter Operations Enterprise edition offers performance, capacity and configuration management capabilities for both virtual and physical environments and includes customizable Read more...

vCenter Orchestrator Blog Launched

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Just want to announce that we recently launched the new vCenter Orchestrator blog. Please check it out. We are also extending vCenter Orchestrator’s capabilities to the broader VMware cloud ecosystem with the release of plug-ins such as: VMware vCenter Orchestrator Plug-in for VMware vCloud Director 1.0.1 VMware vCenter Orchestrator Plug-In for Cisco Unified Computing System Read more...

vCenter Operations – Part 2

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In the previous post, I provided a general context behind vCenter Operations and the rationale for integrated performance, capacity and configuration management. In this blog post, I will highlight a few  vCenter Operations capabilities, specifically for vSphere administrators, that makes it so unique. vCenter Operations eliminates the need to have a short list of vSphere Read more...

vCenter Operations is GA

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VMware launched vCenter Operations to provide automated Operations Management for virtual and cloud infrastructure through an integrated approach to performance, capacity and configuration management. vCenter Operations is now GA and can be downloaded for a free 60-day evaluation. You can also check out the product documentation and community pages. Let us know what you think. Read more...

vCenter CapacityIQ 1.5 and Storage support

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vCenter CapacityIQ 1.5 adds support for storage analytics and modelling that spans all three key use cases – analyze, optimize and forecast – of the product. This blog post provides details on these storage related enhancements in CapacityIQ 1.5. CapacityIQ 1.5 tracks storage space used as well as IO throughput and latency. For storage space used, CapacityIQ Read more...

Announcing General Availability of CapacityIQ 1.5

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VMware vCenter CapacityIQ is a capacity management solution for VMware vSphere™ 4.x (“vSphere”) deployments enabling users to analyze, optimize, and forecast the capacity needs of their virtual datacenter environment. vCenter CapacityIQ 1.5 includes the following new features and enhancements: Storage Analytics – Adds disk space and disk I/O trending and storage analysis. The dashboard and Read more...

vCenter Application Discovery Manager for SAP environments

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vCenter Application Discovery Manager (ADM) enables quick, automated, real-time application discovery and dependency mapping capability that you can leverage for change and configuration management across physical and virtual environments. In short, ADM enables this in following four steps: Passive discovery of your application infrastructure Active, high-definition discovery of hardware and software configuration details Discovery analytics Read more...

vCenter AppSpeed 1.5 released

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VMware vCenter AppSpeed assures the performance of virtualized applications, enabling customers to meet ever-growing SLA expectations in the face of a highly dynamic, virtual infrastructure.  With AppSpeed you can quickly isolate & troubleshoot performance problems by monitoring application transaction performance across your private cloud infrastructure. VMware has released vCenter AppSpeed 1.5, which includes the following Read more...

vCenter Configuration Manager version 5.3 is now available

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VMware vCenter Configuration Manager version 5.3 is now available. vCenter Configuration Manager (vCM) automates configuration management across virtual and physical servers and desktops. It allows enterprises to maintain continuous compliance by detecting changes and comparing them to configuration and security policies such as PCI DSS. vCM remediates problems and automates and optimizes server provisioning for Read more...