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Setting the record straight on DRS, pDRS and Workload Placement

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A consistent theme in questions from customers have been cropping up lately around VMware DRS (Distributed Resource Scheduler), p(predictive)DRS & workload placement. The questions are related to how DRS & pDRS actually work as well as some misunderstandings around the benefits they bring to customers’ environments. There are several descriptive posts on how DRS & pDRS work, why they were created and Read more...
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Super Metrics in Action: Use Case with NetApp

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By: Alain Geenrits, Blue Medora   In my last post, I covered super metrics in detail — from creating them to attaching them to an object; from what makes them so great to why you should use them. To follow up, this blog post will feature a common use case in NetApp where you track Read more...
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Forrester Intelligent Operations Total Economic Impact (TEI) Video

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This video provides an overview of the Forrester Total Economic Impact (TEI) study for VMware vRealize Intelligent Operations. VMware vRealize Intelligent Operations is comprised of vRealize Operations Advanced, vRealize Log Insight, and vRealize Business for Cloud. The purpose of the TEI study is to provide readers with a framework and quantifiable data and analysis to Read more...
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The Self-Healing Datacenter – Using Webhooks to Automate Remediation

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Recently, Steven Flanders wrote a nice blog post explaining what Webhook Shims are and how they can be used.  In summary, both vRealize Log Insight and vRealize Operations support webhooks.  This is a capability that allows for integration with any other solution that has a REST API available.  Ticketing, notification, chat and other capabilities can be Read more...
Learn how to create a super metric in vROps

Supercharge Your vRealize Operations with Super Metrics

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By: Alain Geenrits, Blue Medora   vRealize Operations is a very powerful management platform with some little known features. None are used less than super metrics and that is a shame as it is a very flexible and powerful way to extend your management environment. In this article, I will discuss some use cases with Read more...
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How to Drive Better Performance Across Your Cisco UCS Environment

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By: Lora Johnson   Uncovering key issues in your Cisco UCS environment — like hardware faults, chassis temperature spikes and power supply failures — as they happen can determine whether your issues spread across the stack and cause issues to your mission-critical systems. Leverage new functionality in Blue Medora’s Cisco UCS Management Pack fro vRealize Read more...
Detailing how to upgrade to vROps 6.4

Upgrading your vRealize Operations Environment from 6.3 to 6.4

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By: Brock Peterson   As many of you know, VMware recently released vRealize Operations Manager (vROps) 6.4. New updates focused on enhancing product usability and stability and supporting vSphere 6.5 environments. Improvements included: Support for vSphere 6.5 Summary pages for key vSphere objects Predictive Distributed Resource Scheduler (pDRS) 13 new dashboards Enhanced “All Metrics” tab Read more...