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The Importance of Relationship Mapping in vRealize Operations

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By: Kyle Wassink   When introducing others to vRealize Operations (vROps), starting with the foundational components of the platform serves as the best approach. Relationship mapping is one of those foundational components that is used extensively throughout vROps and is critical to a lot of the platforms functionality, and therefore, important to understand.   First, Read more...
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New Contest : Share Your vROps 6.6 Upgrade Story

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The VMware Communities is running a contest on vRealize Operations 6.6 (vROps 6.6). Make sure you check it out and participate by sharing your upgrade experience. Top winners will get exciting prizes! Click HERE to Share Your Story If you are all excited about our new release of vROps 6.6 and have already upgraded, please Read more...

vSAN Gets an Upgrade to First Class

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With the release of vRealize Operations 6.6 I am excited to announce that customers can now manage their vSAN deployments with native integration.  No need to install a management pack; just set up your vSAN adapter instances and vRealize Operations will do the rest.  As a critical component of the VMware Software Defined Data Center Read more...

vRealize Operations 6.6 Dashboard Palooza

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Have you seen vRealize Operations 6.6 yet?  Customers are really excited about the new HTML5 product UI, Workload Balance and overall improved ease-of-use with this release.  Speaking of “ease-of-use” our product team really nailed it with new and improved dashboard content.  We have some other blogs coming out that go a bit deeper on those Read more...
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Learn all about vROps REST notifications and REST API’s in 60 minutes

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Purpose: vRealize Operations Manager (vROps) is an absolutely amazing and must have tool for any virtualized datacenter. Out of the box (OOTB), it provides a lot of functionalities. Unlike custom dashboards and super metrics, REST API’s are less explored areas of vROps. For notifications, we typically use “Send an Email” as a notification option. The Read more...
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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...