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Learn how you can leverage FlexPod to drive better Cisco UCS performance

Using FlexPod? How to Drive Better Cisco UCS Performance

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By: Brian Williams   Leveraging FlexPod for your infrastructure offers organizations a number of benefits; for one, giving you an integrated solution that works for you and the specific requirements of your IT infrastructure. FlexPod, which is jointly engineered by Cisco and NetApp, offers a comprehensive architecture with your compute, networking and storage elements of Read more...

Exporting metrics from vRealize Operations

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Introduction Although vRealize Operations provides a rich toolset of data analysis and visualization tools, it is sometimes desirable to export data to an external system or tool for further analysis. This simplest way of doing this is through reports. This is a simple and graphical way of building a data export and offers scheduling and forwarding Read more...
SAP HANA High Disk Utilization Dashboard

How to Pinpoint Storage Problems in Your SAP Environment

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By: Christian Fernando   When using SAP native tools such as SAP Solution Manager, there isn’t visibility into the underlying virtualization layers, leaving a blind spot in understanding the complete performance story. The virtualization layer includes, but is not limited to, the virtual machine, ESXi server, CPU, memory and storage. If I am an SAP Read more...
vRealize Operations Management Pack for vCloud Air 3.0

Wavefront Acquisition: Analyst’s View

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Many of you may have seen the recent announcement on VMware acquiring Wavefront, a Palo Alto-based cloud analytics firm. You can learn the initial details about the acquisition from the blog article written by Ajay Singh, the General Manager and SVP of the VMware Cloud Management Business Unit. Now, I am glad to share with you Read more...

vRealize Operations Wins Rave Reviews

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  “People can have the Model T in any color – so long as it’s black.” – Henry Ford A quaint view of customer insights, isn’t it? Good thing we take a different approach to IT operations at VMware. I’m pleased to report that our vRealize Operations product continues to win rave reviews from the Read more...

Take a Lab, Win a Drone?

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  Ever wanted to soar through the air like a bird? Have a new view of the world we live in? Here at VMware we’re giving you the chance to do just that! Take any eligible Hands-on Lab and enter to win a brand new DJI Mavic Pro. At VMware our labs let you experiment Read more...

April 26th Webinar: IDC’s Mary Turner on Multi-Cloud Strategies

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Come join this VMware webinar featuring a special guest speaker: Mary Turner, IDC Research Vice President, Enterprise Systems Management Software. In this special 30-minute webcast, Mary will examine the drivers and benefits shaping multi-cloud infrastructure and management strategies. Update: this webinar is now available for replay on demand. Register at the same link below!   Read more...

Customer Stories: Brand-New Engagements in Q4 2016

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Customer stories are key to understanding how our products are used. I would like to share with you a few customer stories from our recent brand-new engagements. While each customer’s situation is unique, I believe there are benefits in exploring different business objectives and requirements, discovering the key drivers for selection decisions, and understanding the Read more...

VMware Acquires Wavefront

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(Editors note: You can find the corporate overview here, and the press release here. Also: The deal has since closed) It is clear to me that customers are responding enthusiastically to our Cross-Cloud strategy and our Cloud Management Business Unit (CMBU) team has a central role to play as we deliver a consistent operating environment Read more...
How to create a percentage super metric in vRealize Operations

Creating a Percentage Super Metric with vRealize Operations

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By: Greg Hohertz   Have you ever wanted to monitor the percentage of something, but been stuck with just the raw measurements? This is where vRealize Operations super metrics come into play. Super metrics are a mathematical formula in vRealize Operations which contain one or more numerical values. They can be used to calculate averages, Read more...