vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager 1.3 – What’s new

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On July 10, 2018, VMware released an updated version of its vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager. vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager (vRSLCM) automates Day 0 to Day 2 operations of the entire vRealize Suite, enabling simplified operational experience for customers. The vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager automates install, configuration, upgrade, patch, configuration management, drift remediation and health from within Read more...

Intelligent Operations: Technology Alone is Not the Answer

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By Kevin Lees and Andy Troup Technology is a critical enabler in helping IT support, if not drive, their company’s business outcomes. But it is “just” an enabler and without understanding how to operationalize a technology, all of the benefits afforded by it will never be fully realized. This is especially true if we consider Read more...

Top 3 IT Operations Badges Every Administrator Should Know

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Top 3 IT Operations Badges Every Administrator Should Know Companies Want Efficient Operations Understand VMware vRealize Operations Manager badges and Blue Medora True Visibility Suite (TVS) objects for efficient operation of your virtual infrastructure. There are three major badges used in vRealize Operations (vROps): Health, Risk, and Efficiency.  Each discovered object, from VMs to Cisco Read more...

vRealize Log Insight and VMware Log Intelligence: Better Together

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Credit to NICO GUERRERA for blog content (Bio Below)!   vRealize Log Insight 1.0 was released for general availability in 2013, and since then it has steadily grown in features, scale, and customer adoption. I have worked with customers who have deployed up to sixty nodes of Log Insight across multiple clusters and datacenters, ingesting hundreds Read more...

vRealize Operations 6.7 – What’s new in Views

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The latest vRealize Operations release brings many exciting new features including improvements to the views functionality. Two major enhancements were introduced, both of them regarding data configuration options  The two major changes we will be looking at in this post are: Cell coloring based on result value New metric transformations.   View Cell coloring Let’s start Read more...

What’s New in vRealize Operations 6.7 REST APIs

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Calling all coders, scripters and automation nerds!  With the release of vRealize Operations 6.7 we have quite a few updates to the REST APIs.  The full list is attached at the bottom of this post, but I wanted to call out a few that are notable and helpful.  I get questions from customers, partners and Read more...

vRealize Operations within vCenter Plugin

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With the release of the latest version of vCenter 6.7 there is a new capability to help achieve self-driving operations from within your vCenter environment with vRealize Operations being at it’s core. This is the new vRealize Operations within vCenter plugin which provides 6 new dashboards directly in the vCenter UI. This plugin was added Read more...

Real-time Capacity Management in vRealize Operations 6.7

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With the release of vRealize Operations 6.7 there are some fundamental changes to the way we look at capacity management. These came about because customers are more and more looking at real-time capacity management to deal with what is happening now. That is not to say that what we plan for in the future is Read more...