VREALIZE OPERATIONS

Written by Simon Eady on 30/8/2016
Published under vRealize Operations
So one of the most common questions I get from customers regarding vROps is alert filtering and up until very recently the only way to filter was either by email alerting or via the REST plugin. However 9⁄10 customers wanted to use SNMP and with vROps it was a question of switching on the fire-hose and pointing it to the receiver and let that end point or middle-ware handle the torrent of data.
Written by Simon Eady on 25/8/2016
Published under vRealize Operations
In this post I will drill down to look at some of the enhancements, improvements and or new additions one by one. New Home Dashboard - as you can see this is a very useful and helpful way or presenting a high level set of data about your environment with also many ways to interact and interrogate the data you are being presented with. Among other items you can filter on (Health/Risk/Efficiency), alter the scope, see alerts relative to the objects you are interested in.
Written by Simon Eady on 23/8/2016
Published under vRealize Operations
So the latest release of vROps has some cool new things and at a very high level below are the key stand out improvements and changes. I will do a more deep dive in the next few days. You can get the release notes here. You can download it here. New home dashboard Improved WLP and DRS integration Improved Workload Dashboard Wizard now available for policy creation or amendment Improved visibility of Data collection status Many new Hardening policies (6.
Written by Simon Eady on 17/8/2016
Published under vRealize Operations and Webinar
This time around Iwan Rahabok will lead the next session of the vROps Webinar Series while Sunny and myself will support him to deliver some awesome content which Iwan has developed over the past few months. Yes, this time around we will move our focus from vROps as a Product and related features to the concept of running your SDDC operations with vRealize Operations Dashboards. Just to clarify, this is not a session where we will teach you to create dashboards, but this is a session where we would share how a set of Customised Dashboards can help any organisation’s IT to get an insight into Storage, Network & Compute within your SDDC.
Written by Simon Eady on 30/7/2016
Published under vRealize Operations and Webinar
Time to release the recording for the latest part of the vROps Webinar Series. We completed the 7th session of the series where we spoke about vRealize Operations Manager Alerts and Symptoms. Alerts as we all know would always remain the heart and soul for the operations teams to run the data centers, whether old school or the modern software defined. In all cases you need alerts and more importantly you need meaningful and actionable alerts.
Written by Simon Eady on 21/7/2016
Published under vRealize Operations and Webinar
Time to announce the next part of the year long webinar series on vRealize Operations Manager. With the last part of the series, we started focusing on content withing vROps. We will continue the trend and talk about a major function of vROps a.k.a Alerts. Alerts is the most used and most ab-used part of vROps, and with this session we want to give you some insights on the entire life-cycle of the alerting function of vROps.
Written by Simon Eady on 29/6/2016
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Sunny just completed the editing and upload of the the latest episode of the vROps Webinar Series 2016. With this we have completed 6 sessions this year. I am glad that we are able to dish out sessions every month and the interest level in these sessions just keeps on growing. Looking forward to deliver more content for the rest of the year. Session Details:-In this episode, we talk about content within vROps.
Written by Simon Eady on 21/6/2016
Published under vRealize Operations
Time to announce the next part of the year long webinar series on vRealize Operations Manager. This time around, Sunny and I will take you to the world of Content within vROps. I will be honest in saying that this is an ocean in itself and we might not be able to touch upon all the aspects of developing content within vROps. During this effort we plan to start with giving you an overview of the various options available to develop content within vROps.
Written by Simon Eady on 27/5/2016
Published under vRealize Operations
As promised, I am posting the recording for the 5th Session of vROps Webinar Series 2016. Both Sunny and I successfully delivered the session on Design and Deployment considerations. Session Details:- In this instalment of the series, we discussed the steps and thought processes that should be used before and during the design and deployment of vRealize Operations Manager. During the session among other things we will cover the planning, core components, correct sizing, HA, clustering, DR and future growth.
Written by Simon Eady on 20/5/2016
Published under vRealize Operations
Time to announce the next part of the year long webinar series on vRealize Operations Manager. This time around, Sunny and I thought about discussing Architecture of vROps. To some, it might sound strange as for smaller deployments you might not have to worry about Sizing and Architecture much since it is pretty simple to install and configure a small or a medium node for a small shop. However as your monitoring needs grow and you start adding solutions for monitoring data sources beyond vSphere, you would need to think about scaling up or scaling out.