‘Cloud Is’ – Part Two – Trust

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Everyone in operations has received the call. An app owner phones the ops team and says the same thing, again. “My app seems slow, prove to me it’s not your fault.” Responding to what feels like a simple question, from the app owner perspective, is a massive distraction and morale killer in every IT organization. Read more...

Dell EMC VxRail Management Pack for vRealize Operations

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With a joint development effort with the Dell EMC VxRail team, I’m very excited to share general availability of the VxRail MP for vRealize Operations.  The Dell EMC VxRail Management Pack for vRealize Operations provides a single, end-to-end view of vSAN clusters powered by the VMware vRealize Operations Manager AI/ML analytics engine.  This helps operationalize Read more...

Rightsizing VMs with vRealize Operations

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Rightsizing VMs is critical to get the best performance of your vSphere infrastructure and your VMs. Rampant oversizing of VMs can cause contention at the host or cluster level, which manifest as CPU ready, CPU co-stop, VM swap, etc. Undersized VMs can cause contention inside the guest OS, which manifest as CPU queuing, memory paging, 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...

Frustrated Managing Your Cloud Environment?

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Are you frustrated managing your private, hybrid, public or multi-cloud environment? Is the tool you have now not working for your environment today? If you’re thinking about switching vendors and don’t know where to start, or if you’re using a cloud management tool but not sure of all the capabilities, the VMware Cloud Management Buyer’s Read more...

Announcing the vRealize Operations Cloud Beta Program

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We are thrilled that there is a lot of excitement about the release of vRealize Operations 8.0. And, in case you missed it, at VMworld 2019 US we announced the tech preview of our new SaaS offering, vRealize Operations Cloud.  Today we are pleased to share the news that we will open vRealize Operations Cloud Read more...

Project Magna for vSAN Optimization: Beta Announcement

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We received tons of interest and excitement from the Project Magna tech preview at VMworld 2019 in San Francisco and we’re now very close to kicking off our customer beta program!  vSAN and vRealize Operations combine to make a solution that works better together, allowing IT datacenters to modernize and operationalize their HCI configurations.   Read more...
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vRA and vROps 8: The Peanut Butter & Jelly for Your Hybrid Cloud

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The vRealize team has always driven a “better together” solution between vRealize Automation (vRA) and vRealize Operations (vROps), and with the 8.0 releases of these products we have hit a new high. Together they become the cornerstone of any Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) and provide a pairing not seen since peanut butter and jelly Read more...

vRealize Operations dashboards to monitor VMware Cloud on AWS

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We have seen a number of asks for dashboards that can help with monitoring specific use cases related to VMware Cloud on AWS. With this post, I will share four such dashboards that we have been working on pertaining to VMC monitoring use cases. Special thanks to William Lam for guiding me with the best Read more...

What-If Analysis with vRealize Operations 8.0

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There is more to capacity management for vSphere environments than looking at what’s currently running in your clusters. Clusters are always in flux with VMs and hosts being added and removed. There can be situations that require looking at migrating workloads to other datacenters or the public cloud. If you’ve run into any of these Read more...