Operationalize Your HCI Data Center with vSAN ENT+

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I’m very excited to introduce the very new vSAN ENT+ hard bundle for your hyperconverged data center.   Better together, VMware vSAN v6.7 and vRealize Operations v7.5 makes it easy to manage your ‘day one’ and ‘day two’ HCI operations. This bundled release allows IT Admins to administer their infrastructure more efficiently through:   vSAN-aware Workload Placement Read more...

Intelligent Remediation Delivers Quick Time to Value

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Troubleshooting … has been a part of the human condition probably since there were humans. Data centers are no great exception, of course, and are becoming complex to the point of requiring better and more intelligent tools to use in the process. Albert Einstein said, “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we Read more...

Efficient Capacity & CostManagement Reduce Cost and Risk

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Public cloud providers: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform (GCP). Everyone in the IT world is familiar with (or may be using) the big public clouds as the media coverage is so strong that it pulls you in, like a black hole. And why not? When you consider what the public cloud can Read more...

Continuous Performance Optimization Reduces Downtime

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In today’s data centers, good planning may be a key to successful deployments, but it doesn’t guarantee ongoing success. For that you need to continuously monitor and optimize every aspect of your workloads. You must monitor, analyze, and react to hundreds or thousands of potentially rapidly changing data points, and that assumes a smoothly operating Read more...

What Is Self-Driving IT Operations?

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According to the second law of thermodynamics, the entropy of an isolated system never decreases. In computer science we’ve traditionally described entropy as a measure of the disorder and randomness of a system. Taking some liberties, then, we might say that, in general, we expect the disorder and randomness of any system to either stay Read more...

VMworld 2019 San Francisco: Operations Management Sessions

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With VMworld 2019 US fast approaching, we are excited to welcome you to the conference in San Francisco. You might be asking yourself, which sessions should I attend? Here’s a list of the operations management-focused sessions at which you can hear business leaders share their vision and outcomes, technical experts reveal the latest capabilities of Read more...

Sustainability dashboards in vRealize Operations – Find out how much did you contribute to a Greener Planet ?

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VMware vSphere has played a crucial role in datacenter consolidation and thereby helping in reduction of hardware footprint in the datacenters. It enabled savings in power consumption and floor space in data centers. This improved the overall efficiency and curbed carbon emissions resulting from IT infrastructure growth. As per VMware Global Impact Report 2018 , Read more...

vRealize Operations REST API: Create Application and Application Tier Objects

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I’ve been working with my colleague John Dias on a demo that involves deploying VMs via Cloud Automation Services and automatically configuring monitoring them with vRealize Operations. We needed a way to create Application and Application Tier objects during the provisioning process. Looking through the REST API documentation, there are no API calls specifically for Read more...

Allocation Model for Capacity Management in vRealize Operations 7.5

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Capacity management is a critical aspect of managing vSphere clusters. Capacity management goals can vary depending on the type of VMs running in the cluster or based on business requirements. Failure to manage capacity based on business goals can lead to capacity shortfalls or performance problems. In vRealize Operations 6.7 and 7.0, there was only Read more...