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December 6, 2016

Blue Medora Launches Three New Plugins for New Relic: Nutanix, Cloud Foundry, VMware vSphere

Blue Medora today announced the release of three new plugins to extend the functionality of New Relic Insights, including Nutanix, Cloud Foundry and VM vSphere. The plugins are part of Blue Medora’s True Visibility Suite for New Relic, which includes 25 plugins designed to give you true visibility across the entire IT stack.Read more »
December 5, 2016

Blue Medora Launches Hardware and Database Plugins for New Relic

Today Blue Medora announced the release of three new plugins for New Relic -- NetApp FlexPod, Amazon DynamoDB and Dell EMC PowerEdge -- to extend monitoring with access to hundreds of new metrics to accelerate troubleshooting and optimize performance. These plugins are part of the True Visibility Suite for New Relic, which features 25 plugins designed to give you true visibility across the entire IT stack.Read more »
December 5, 2016

vROps Editions: Series Overview

This is part of a blog series on VMware vRealize Operations Manager Editions. The series breaks down the key aspects and differentiators between the three vROps Editions (Standard, Advanced, and Enterprise), including the critical components of extensibility and customization. The primary source of extensibility in vRealize Operations comes from Blue Medora’s True Visibility Suite, whose tiers align with the vROps editions.Read more »
November 28, 2016

Features of the New Dell PowerEdge Management Pack

Most customers that use vRealize Operations to monitor their vSphere environment sooner or later wish to monitor the physical environment too. The servers that run VMware ESX are first to mind. There are a lot of monitoring tools out there, not in the least from server manufacturers themselves, but what about correlating your data in vROps between your virtual and physical resources ? That is precisely what we do at Blue Medora with our management pack for Dell PowerEdge servers. We read data from the Dell iDrac interface and create objects and metrics in vROps. You get all the goodness you are used to like dashboards, dynamic trending, smart alerts and capacity trending for your PowerEdge servers!Read more »
November 23, 2016

Extend vROps Monitoring with Dell EMC XtremIO

Blue Medora is excited to announce the release of the Blue Medora Dell EMC XtremIO Management Pack for vRealize Operations to give you more visibility into the intersection of Dell EMC XtremIO storage and the virtual layer. With the management pack, you can dive deep into the performance of your storage workloads. Following are four key ways you can enhance your monitoring with Dell EMC XtremIO.Read more »
November 22, 2016

Gain More Visibility into Compute & Network with 5 New Plugins for New Relic

Blue Medora announced today the release of five new plugins for new Relic -- HP Blade Servers, HP Rack Servers, Cisco UCS, Cisco Nexus and Citrix NetScaler -- to give customers access to hundreds of more metrics for the compute and network layers of the IT stack so they can dive deeper into their performance data. These plugins are part of the True Visibility Suite for New Relic, which features 25 plugins designed to give you true visibility across the entire IT stack.Read more »
November 21, 2016

Top Three Server Dashboards in vRealize Operations

Blue Medora provides over 100 dashboards out of the box across the numerous vROps integrations. These dashboards cover everything from compute, storage, and network layers, to converged ecosystems, databases, and application environments. In this blog, we will explore the best compute (ie: server) layer dashboards. Specifically, we will highlight the top three server dashboards from Dell EMC and HP.Read more »
November 15, 2016

Top 3 Network Dashboards in vROps

Dashboards in vRealize Operations provide a phenomenal way to customize how you display information about your environment. As you add management packs to gain visibility into the network components in your environment, some dashboards are provided out-of-the-box. Below are some of the provided dashboards in various network management packs that you can use and customize to your use cases.Read more »
November 15, 2016

Dive Deeper Into Performance Data with 4 New Plugins for New Relic

To help customers monitor and analyze hundreds of more metrics, Blue Medora today announced the release of four new plugins for New Relic -- F5 BIG-IP, IBM DB2, MongoDB and MySQL. These plugins are part of the True Visibility Suite for New Relic, which features 25 plugins designed to give you true visibility across the entire IT stack.Read more »
November 14, 2016

Disabling Certain Notification Events in vROps Using Policies

I received an interesting request from one of our customers today. He wanted to disable certain notifications from the Blue Medora NetApp Storage Management Pack. In other words, he wanted to receive all notifications, but drop certain notifications containing specific verbiage. The process was a bit more involved than I thought it would be, since the Notification Event alert is attached to “All Objects” and could not be edited. Initially I figured I could just add a Symptom to that alert that said something like… ” And does not contain x”. Since that isn’t an option, below is the workaround.Read more »
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