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How to programmatically collect metric values from vROps

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Purpose: Few customers inquired about how they can collect metric values directly from vROps. They majorly wanted to get that information using REST API’s. I wrote another blog post detailing how you can do it. I wrote a python script to automatically collect metric values from vROps. This post provides details about that script. Where Read more...
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A Practical Example of Using Super Metrics

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By: Gary Monk   I was recently working with a customer using the Oracle Database Management Pack from Blue Medora, who was interested in creating an alert that shows the percentage of free space in a tablespace. Through the Blue Medora Oracle Database Management Pack, you can gather two important metrics – total amount of Read more...

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How to configure Auto-Scaling for Private Cloud

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Purpose: Have you checked the auto-scaling feature provided in public cloud solutions like AWS and Azure and wished to get the same feature in your private cloud environment? Do you have an existing private cloud environment or building a new one and want to make it auto-scale enabled? This post covers this exact topic. It Read more...
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vRealize Business for Cloud 7.3: Cloud Consumption and Showback

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vRealize Business for Cloud 7.3 is generally available on Jun 13, 2017! You can download the new release here and read the What’s New blog to learn more. For new customers who want to understand how cost management can drive higher cloud efficiency, here is one of the best examples for you.   Use Case: Don’t Run Your IT Read more...
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3 Reasons Why to Monitor Java Services with vRealize Operations

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By: Lora Johnson   Performance problems in your Java services environments can make or break your client applications — often times, causing problems with deploying and implementing Java EE related technologies. No matter if you run a lightweight or large IT environment, these problems can wreak havoc on the functionality of your system across the Read more...

Create public status pages with vROps and Cachet

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In our lab environment we have multiple vCenters and provide numerous services to our developers for testing purposes. Being a lab environment means something is always down and when that happens with a vital component such as a vCenter we usually get bombarded with the same question over and over – “Is it working?”. We Read more...

Organizing the Bigger Picture: Custom Groups in vROps

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By: Josh Williams   When it comes to Blue Medora Management Packs for vRealize Operations (vROps), one of the major problems we face is grouping similar objects in our product library. Thus far, we’ve only been able to focus on full-stack views–i.e., your prototypical parent to child relationships. For example, take our SQL Server Management Read more...