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...

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...

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...
Workbench time range is set to 2 hours before and 30 minutes after the alert triggered. The scope is still set to the default level 1.

Wanted – Your Troubleshooting Workbench Success Stories

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When we launched vRealize Operations 8.0 last year at VMworld US, there was a lot of excitement for the new Troubleshooting Workbench.  This enables faster time to identify and resolve critical issues in your SDDC by using advanced machine learning to collect and correlate evidence related to an alert or any monitored object having performance 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...

The vExpert Cloud Management Zombie VM Hunt

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  Zombies are everywhere, needlessly consuming resources in every customer’s environment. Zombie VM’s are virtual machines that were provisioned and for one reason or another unintentionally not used. This can be due to stalled or abandoned projects or even incomplete decommissioning procedures. Despite being unused, Zombie VM’s continue to eat valuable Compute, Memory, Storage, and Read more...