The Server Performance Dashboard from Blue Medora's Dell EMC PowerEdge Management Pack

Optimize Dell EMC PowerEdge Performance with 5 Key Metrics

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By: Lora Johnson   Hardware serves as the foundation for your IT stack, and if your hardware devices aren’t performing at optimal levels, your networks, applications and storage ultimately suffers. For your Dell EMC PowerEdge servers, extending your monitoring to see more metrics can give you the visibility that you need to clearly understand issues, Read more...
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vR Ops 6.5 What’s New: Improved Scalability

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vRealize Operations 6.5 became generally available this month and in that release we announced improved scalability for new and existing vR Ops clusters.  These improvements bring a new cluster node size, supported memory scale-up options and increased capacity for existing nodes.  In this blog post we will cover these product enhancements in further detail.  We will Read more...
Learn how to create a custom alert in vRealize Operations

How to Email a Custom Alert (Part 1)

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By: Gary Monk   In vRealize Operations, you can access a series of pre-defined alerts that give you immediate insight into problems when they arise. Many companies also use custom alerts to meet their unique business processes. In this blog post, I will highlight how you can create your own alert definitions and create notifications Read more...

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New Whitepaper: Analyzing SAP Performance with VMware vRealize Operations

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This new whitepaper covers various SAP performance monitoring use cases demonstrating the functionality of vRealize Operations and the Blue Medora Management Packs for SAP, SAP HANA and Oracle. A virtualized SAP environment has multiple layers of technology that require monitoring, including SAP Netweaver (ABAP and/or JAVA stack), database, guest operating system (Guest OS), and vSphere Read more...
Learn how to make custom dashboards for your SQL Server environment | Blue Medora

How to Create Custom Dashboards for SQL Server

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By: Brock Peterson   When your Microsoft SQL Server workloads are operating at peak efficiency, the performance of your entire IT stack improves. However, because of the complexity of SQL Server operations, it can be difficult to pinpoint the problems that cause the most issues with your environment. To start, I recommend that you first Read more...
System Overview Dashboard in Blue Medora's SAP Management Pack

3 Ways to Optimize SAP Performance in vROps

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By: Lora Johnson Nearly every component of the IT stack contributes to application performance, which can make it challenging to identify what may be causing issues when they arise. For many organizations, a lack of visibility can lead to mean-time-to-innocence hunts — wasting time and creating alert storms that drain the productivity of your teams. Read more...
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vROps – A Methodology for Authoring Dashboards

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vRealize Operations Manager, as we know it today, comes packed with a vast array of built-in content. We have dashboards, views, reports, alerts, and a myriad of other content to help us paint the right picture for different types of users. Of this content, the most flexible, but daunting, can be dashboards. While it is admittingly easy Read more...
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Aligning vRealize Operations with Business Outcomes – vROps White Paper

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VMware just published my vROps White Paper titled “Aligning vRealize Operations with Business Outcomes” on the VMware Tech Papers site. In particular, this white paper explores a common theme among many VMware customers. Specifically, customers are looking for IT reporting that closely resembles their lines of business such as services, departments, applications, and other logical business models. Read more...
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vRealize Operations is easy – Creating a custom vROps dashboard

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vRealize Operations Manager is a stand-out product for monitoring your application, virtual, and physical infrastructure. vROps comes pre-loaded with some amazing dashboards to get you going on day one. Additional management packs available in the VMware Solution Exchange and third parties like Blue Medora can also be easily installed to extend the capabilities of vROps. Read more...