Blue Medora Blog

Sharing experience and knowledge about IT infrastructure monitoring and management.

July 29, 2015

Oracle EM12c Plugin for PostgreSQL Now Supports Latest Version of Postgres

Last year Blue Medora, the world’s leader in third-party OEM plugins, created the Plugin for PostgreSQL which allowed DBAs to monitor Postgres databases in their OEM environment. In Blue Medora’s latest release of the Plugin for PostreSQL, all Postgres versions 9.0 and above are supported, allowing DBAs to monitor their latest installations of Postgres database from within Enterprise Manager 12c. Read more »
July 9, 2015

vROps Management Pack for NetApp Storage: Install, License, and Configure

The vRealize Operations Management Pack for NetApp Storage provides administrators with end-to-end visibility into NetApp storage health, performance, availability, and capacity with VMware vRealize Operations (vROps). Our installation video from June 2015, found below, provides an overview for installing, configuring, and licensing the Management Pack for NetApp Storage. These same steps will be outlined in this blog post. Read more »
July 8, 2015

Optimize VMware vRealize Operations with Blue Medora’s New Management Pack for Microsoft SQL Server

Blue Medora, an innovator in the cloud systems management space, announced the release of its new vRealize Operations Management Pack for Microsoft SQL Server. The Management Pack extends vRealize Operations’ monitoring, alerting, capacity planning, and reporting capabilities to Microsoft SQL Server and enables predictive analytics for virtualized Microsoft SQL Server landscapes. Read more »
July 1, 2015

An Overview of Blue Medora’s vROps Management Pack for Cisco UCS (Part 2 of 3)

In the second part of our three part series reviewing Blue Medora’s Management Pack for Cisco UCS, we will cover two important features: The Traversal Spec and out-of-the-box Dashboards. Read more »
June 25, 2015

View the Entire Stack with vROps 6.0 MP for Citrix XenDesktop

Blue Medora, an innovator in the cloud systems management space, announced the latest release of their Management Pack for Citrix XenDesktop. The Management Pack for Citrix XenDesktop extends VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) by enabling administrators to manage, monitor, and troubleshoot their Citrix XenDesktop environments. Read more »
June 17, 2015

True Visibility with Custom Reports in vRealize Operations

Last month, VMware’s Cloud Management blog post showed you how to integrate discrete management packs with custom dashboards. Another key tool in the vRealize Operations utility belt is the reports system. While the core system and many management packs ship with ready-made reports, users can also create custom reports. Read more »
June 11, 2015

Maximizing Dashboard Functionality in Multi-Adapter Environments

The dashboards in Blue Medora’s vRealize Operations Management Pack for NetApp Storage are one of the product’s most useful features. With 14 out-of-the-box dashboards, administrators can easily choose and configure views that fit their respective areas of interest. In environments with multiple adapters, however, dashboards can quickly become a source of confusion. This blog post will clear up that confusion by showing administrators how to choose which adapter is displayed on each dashboard. Read more »
May 29, 2015

Understanding Analysis Badges with the Management Pack for NetApp Storage

One of the new features in vRealize Operations is the Analysis tab. This allows the administrator to utilize vROps predictive analysis tools to ensure their environment stays healthy in the future. We will demonstrate how to use the analysis functionality with Blue Medora’s Management Pack for NetApp Storage. Read more »
May 28, 2015

Finding the NetApp Storage Noisy Neighbor with VMware vRealize Operations

In a virtual environment, slowness can bubble up from a throttled compute node, precipitate from a poorly designed database table or spill over from a noisy neighbor, and that's just scraping the surface. VMware's vRealize Operations Manager (vROps) can be a powerful tool for finding the root cause of any given bout of slowness. This post will show you how to use vROps with Blue Medora's Management Pack for NetApp Storage to find a noisy neighbor. Read more »
May 14, 2015

Recap: Management Pack for Cisco UCS Overview Video

The vROps Management Pack for Cisco UCS extends vRealize Operations Manager, allowing administrators to manage, monitor, and troubleshoot their VMware and Cisco UCS environments. Our overview video from March 2015 demonstrates the powerful feature set available in this management pack. Read more »
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