vRealize Operations and the Federation Management Pack – Use Cases from the Field

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The Federation Management Pack for vRealize Operations, available via the VMware Solution Exchange helps our customers to unify their multi-site vRealize Operations Manager deployments into a single pane of glass. Multi-site means in the context of the Federation Management Pack, running multiple vRealize Operations instances managing multiple SDDC sites. The following diagram depicts a typical Read more...

vRealize Automation 8.1 Powers Network Automation for Modern Apps

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Network Automation for Modern Apps Deploying today’s modern containerized apps and traditional multitier apps into highly virtualized and cloud environments can be complex. To improve operations for developer and DevOps teams, some IT organizations have automated the deployment of VMs and multitiered app components. However, even with this approach, faster component provisioning only partially solves Read more...

DevOps for Infrastructure: From VI Admin To DevOps Champion

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To really understand how DevOps can be useful to the virtualisation administrator, we have to take a look at what DevOps is, what problems it tries to solve, and how it solves them. Wikipedia describes DevOps as: a set of practices that combines software development (Dev) and information-technology operations (Ops) which aims to shorten the Read more...

Announcing vRealize Log Insight 8.1

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Every minute, your organization’s infrastructure and applications generate a massive amount of logs. Those logs have all the information your IT org might need for real-time troubleshooting, airtight security, and strategic decision-making. However, trying to find the right data among those thousands – or even millions – of logs can be impossibly complex and time-consuming. Read more...

What’s New in vRealize Operations 8.1

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Today we are very excited to announce the upcoming release of VMware vRealize Operations 8.1, which is part of today’s announcement about VMware Cloud Foundation 4.0 and VMware vSphere 7.0 with Kubernetes, to support modernizing infrastructure and applications. vRealize Operations 8.1 will deliver new and enhanced capabilities for self-driving operations to help customers optimize, plan Read more...

Approval Policies now available in vRealize Automation Cloud

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Providing a self-service catalog can be a great way to allow users in an organization to quickly get applications and services they need and can help IT focus on other tasks outside of just full-filling requests for machines. However when a catalog is presented to an organization it is important that there are some guardrails Read more...

vROps 8.0 Troubleshooting Workbench and Blue Medora

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Written by Brock Peterson, Blue Medora – Principal Solution Architect In vROps 6.5 HTML5, Based User Interface was the main feature of the release. In vROps 7.0 it was the dashboarding canvas and in vROps 7.5 it was the ServiceNow Plugin for notifications. Each new version of vROps presents a new feature that makes upgrading Read more...

‘Cloud Is’ – Part Three – Control

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Gimme, gimme never gets… except if you’re a developer. Being a CIO is tough. It’s a high pressure job with a complex problem set and typically short tenures. Perhaps unfairly, CIO’s are second to last in job duration among the C-Suite, according to the Korn Ferry Institute.  There are many reasons that average enterprise CIO Read more...

‘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...