Blue Medora Blog

Sharing experience and knowledge about IT infrastructure monitoring and management.

August 26, 2016

Saving Time with vROps Scheduled Reports

IT reporting is a common requirement in organizations, from simple one page overviews to comprehensive analysis and forecasting. Depending on how you create these reports, it can be a time consuming task that can be simplified. That’s where vRealize Operations can help with scheduled reports. Read more »
August 24, 2016

Converged Monitoring for Converged Infrastructure

Converged infrastructures have broad appeal to IT administrators, offering a single management console, components optimized for performance, simplified scalability, and more. Something that’s not always easy about converged infrastructure is monitoring. Using individual solutions for each component in your infrastructure can be inefficient, especially if those solutions are developed for different platforms. Here we’ll take a look at a few ways to reduce complexity of your converged infrastructure using available management packs for vRealize Operations (vROps). Read more »
August 19, 2016

Automate your F5 BIG-IP World with vRealize Orchestrator

You have many options to script and automate tasks in your VMware environment: Powershell, Python modules, API calls… One tool from VMware stands out because it is the ‘glue’ in the SDDC (Software-Defined Data Center), and that tool is vRealize Orchestrator (formerly vCenter Orchestrator). Read more »
August 18, 2016

How to Setup vROps for NOC Dashboard Display

This blog will walk through how to set up a Network Operations Center (NOC) Dashboard, including some of the basic User Interface (UI) changes that are available in vRealize Operations Manager to put the finishing touches on a shared display. Read more »
August 17, 2016

Monitoring vCenter Health Remotely with vRealize Operations – Part 3

Monitoring database performance is important to understanding the performance and health of your vCenter server, but it is just as import to understand the performance and health of the vCenter server itself. In this blog, we’ll take a look at vCenter specific metrics, best practices, and how you can monitor these with vRealize Operations Manager. Read more »
August 11, 2016

Monitor MongoDB Using vRealize Operations

For infrastructures that depend on MongoDB to run their business-critical applications, monitoring database performance—especially with insight into virtual layer it’s running on—is crucial to minimizing bottlenecks and slow-downs. Learn how to monitor MongoDB with vRealize Operations using Blue Medora's newest solution. Read more »
August 10, 2016

vROps Views: A Blog Series Summary

Views are resource type specific, self-contained, reusable displays of information. What do each of these features mean in practice though? Read a summary of the five blogs included in our vRealize Operations Views series. Read more »
August 9, 2016

vROps Views (5 of 5): Distribution Presentation Mode

This series on vRealize Operations Views will cover how to create them, how to reuse them, why they are valuable, and much more. The final blog post in this series will walk through displaying data graphically using the other option: Distribution presentation mode. Read more »
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