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Capacity Planning & Management with vCenter Operation Manager 5.0

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The new vCenter Operation Management Suite (vC Ops) introduces new capabilities and a new level of integration between performance, capacity and configuration management disciplines.  Based on a foundation of self-learning behavioral analytics, vC Ops streamlines, integrates and simplifies the necessary capabilities required for a best practices approach to managing vSphere virtualized and cloud environments.  Examples Read more...

vCenter Configuration Manager 5.5 is now Generally Available

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As you are probably aware, back in October we unveiled the VMware vCenter Operations Management Suite designed to deliver integrated performance, capacity and configuration management for virtualized and cloud computing environments.  What is less well known is that VMware vCenter Configuration Manager is the anchor for the “configuration” management capabilities within the suite.  Having been Read more...

VMware vCenter Operations Management Suite 5.0 now available

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At VMworld Europe last October we announced three new suites for operations management, application management and IT business management. Together, these three management suites deliver on our vision to simplify and automate IT management in the cloud era. Check out this video of VMware CTO Steve Herrod introducing our new virtualization and cloud management portfolio Read more...

Announcing General Availability of vCenter Configuration Manager 5.4.1

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At VMworld Copenhagen just two weeks ago, VMware unveiled three new management suites to help customers transform how they manage infrastructure, applications and business services in virtual and cloud environments. We are pleased to announce the general availability of vCenter Configuration Manager 5.4.1 (VCM), a key component of the vCenter Operations Management Suite. With this Read more...

Managing the Cloud

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Ramin Sayar, VMware’s VP of Products, Cloud and Virtualization Management just posted a great blog about Cloud Management, live from VMworld Copenhagen! Read it here: http://www.vmwareemeablog.com/uk/strategic-overview-managing-the-cloud Read more...

How Does vSphere Replication Work?

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Good morning! This week, our Disaster Recovery expert, Michael White, will be sharing compelling topics and answering all of your questions! To start with, read about How vSphere Replication Works! There has been some excellent conversation about VR generated by presentations at VMworld and the release of SRM on the 15th of September. Check out Read more...

Infrastructure & Operations management week – quick recap

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And it is FRIDAY. Thank you for a great week of interaction focused on IT Management infrastructure and operations challenges customers face as they transition to the Cloud. In the coming weeks, I will follow up with detailed posts explaining the technical details you asked for. Throughout the week we talked about the trends of Read more...

vCenter Operations – Real World Stories from VMworld 2011

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A quick post today – focusing on real world customer stories about vCenter Operations from VMworld 2011. To start with, here’s a great video Chad Sakac posted about how vCenter Operations helped diagnose a network latency issue that plagued the first day of the Hands on Labs at VMworld 2011. In his words “It was Read more...

Managing IT in the Cloud Era – VMware way

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As IT organizations embrace Cloud computing to deliver IT as a service, they must adopt a new management approach—one that is as agile, proactive, flexible and dynamic similar to their new IT infrastructure. In the previous posts, I reviewed the trends about this new IT model, as well as pointed out why the traditional management Read more...