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The vExpert Cloud Management Zombie VM Hunt

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  Zombies are everywhere, needlessly consuming resources in every customer’s environment. Zombie VM’s are virtual machines that were provisioned and for one reason or another unintentionally not used. This can be due to stalled or abandoned projects or even incomplete decommissioning procedures. Despite being unused, Zombie VM’s continue to eat valuable Compute, Memory, Storage, and Read more...

Managing VMware Cloud on AWS with vRealize Operations

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So, you’re thinking about leveraging VMware Cloud on AWS (or maybe you’re already there). You might be retiring old HW in your datacenter, maybe expanding your dev-ops needs, or even hosting some of your business critical apps. Regardless of your reason to adopt a hybrid cloud, you’re starting to wonder how you are going to Read more...

Don’t waste your VMC logs. Put them to work for you.

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Managed services such as VMware Cloud on AWS save you valuable time and effort that might otherwise be spent managing infrastructure and focusing on your workloads. However, it’s just as important to know what’s happening in your VMware Cloud SDDC as it is your on-premises data center. Often, customers migrate or deploy applications to VMware Read more...

vRealize Network Insight Search Poster for SD-WAN & VeloCloud

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Continuing our Search Poster series, we’ve arrived at the SD-WAN & VeloCloud search poster! Using the search engine inside VMware vRealize Network Insight can be a revealing experience. It has every single bit of data you ever wanted to see about anything in your infrastructure and it’s available at your fingertips. Because of the vast Read more...
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The Importance of a Cloud Strategy

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A clear, unambiguous, and widely-communicated cloud strategy is critical to the successful transformation of an IT organization. The creation and publication of the cloud strategy document serves to align the various teams across an enterprise to a cohesive plan which informs and guides the adoption of cloud services. The creation of a cloud strategy may Read more...

Introducing the vCenter plugin for vRealize Network Insight

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I am very excited to introduce a new fling: the vCenter plugin for vRealize Network Insight! This fling integrates vRealize Network Insight data directly into vCenter, allowing you to view a dashboard of networking information relevant to that vCenter, and acting as a springboard to the full interface of vRealize Network Insight. Detailed installation instructions Read more...

vExpert Cloud Management November 2019 Blog Digest

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  Every month we publish a digest of blogs created by our vExpert Cloud Management Community. These blogs are written by industry professionals from around the vCommunity and often feature walkthroughs, feature highlights, and news for vRealize Operations, vRealize Network Insight, and vRealize Log Insight. The vExpert title is awarded to individuals who dedicate their 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...

Extending vRealize Automation Custom Forms with vRealize Orchestrator

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Within the vRealize Automation Service Broker is the Custom Forms designer which, much like previous versions of vRealize Automation, allows catalog administrators to create custom forms. These can be used to create a more dynamic and engaging user experience, especially for business users who may not have the knowledge (or desire) to make technical decisions. Read more...