Blue Medora Blog

Sharing experience and knowledge about IT infrastructure monitoring and management.

February 4, 2016

Custom Alerting in vRealize Operations

Read the full article on VMware’s Cloud Management Blog. Alerts are a key feature of VMware vRealize Operations Manager (vROps). While third-party management packs usually provide pre-defined alerts out of the box, custom alerts are a must for comprehensive monitoring. In this blog, I’ll be creating a custom alert for MySQL monitoring needs.Read more »
January 28, 2016

Blue Medora and Dell Servers – VMware vRealize Operations Management Pack for Monitoring

Read the full article on Dell’s Tech Center Blog. In today’s IT landscape, downtime is expensive. Blue Medora, a leader in VMware integrations, has released the new Blue Medora VMware vRealize Operations Management Pack for Dell PowerEdge, which is designed to help reduce mean time to recover (MTTR) for Dell servers in a VMware vRealize […]Read more »
January 13, 2016

Creating a Custom Role for SQL DBAs with the Management Pack for Microsoft SQL Server

As you expand the reach of vRealize Operations Manager outside the realm of vSphere and down the stack into your compute, network and storage infrastructure and up the stack in databases, middleware, and applications, you’ll quickly find the need to create custom groups within vRealize Operations to limit access to data by job role. Read more »
January 13, 2016

Bringing XenDesktop and XenApp Users and Sessions to vRealize Operations

If you are a XenDesktop or XenApp admin, an all too common complaint is: “My desktop is so slow.” If one user is complaining, chances are that many more are suffering. This is where vRealize Operations comes in. Using the Management Pack for XenDesktop and XenApp, we can zero in on users and sessions. Read more »
December 31, 2015

Guide to Installing Oracle EM Plugin for PostgreSQL

The Oracle Enterprise Manager Plugin for PostgreSQL provides visibility of PostgreSQL database health, availability, and metrics in the Enterprise Manager monitoring platform. Follow these step-by-step instructions to install the Oracle Enterprise Manager Plugin for PostgreSQL. Read more »
December 23, 2015

Advanced Troubleshooting of Virtualized SAP Environments with vRealize Operations

Virtualizing enterprise-grade applications like SAP is becoming commonplace in many organizations for a variety of reasons, ranging from budget savings to cloud enablement. Whatever the reason for virtualizing SAP, adding virtualization creates a certain level of complexity to the stack that was not present before. A new approach is required for monitoring and troubleshooting to offset this complexity and maintain or even improve troubleshooting.Read more »
December 18, 2015

8 Plugins Released to Manage your Infrastructure in New Relic

Blue Medora is happy to announce that we are releasing eight new plugins into the New Relic storefront and are looking for beta participants this month! Our latest additions to the New Relic platform will allow you to monitor your enterprise infrastructure natively in New Relic. Read more »
December 15, 2015

A Guided Install of the Oracle Enterprise Manager Plugin for VMware (Part Two)

This blog is the second part of a series of blogs on the Oracle Enterprise Manager Plugin for VMware. Part one guided you through the installation of the plugin. In part two, we will be covering initial target discovery and promoting VMware targets. After successfully deploying the plug-in to both the Oracle Management Server and the selected Oracle Management Agent, we will now deploy the VMware Home target manually. Read more »
December 14, 2015

How to Make a Super Useful Dashboard in vRealize Operations

vRealize Operations is phenomenally customizable. This customization can present a seemingly daunting learning curve. Once you start digging into the vRealize user interface, however, adding useful content becomes almost trivially easy. In this post I’ll walk you through making the dashboard in Figure 1 using vRealize Operations 6.1 and management packs for Microsoft SQL Server, NetApp Storage, and Cisco UCS from Blue Medora. Read more »
December 9, 2015

A Guided Install of the Oracle Enterprise Manager Plugin for VMware (Part One)

The Blue Medora Oracle Enterprise Manager Plugin for VMware provides fully integrated continuous monitoring of VMware-based virtualization environments. The information provided in this blog series is intended to supplement, not replace, the online User Guide available on the Blue Medora support portal. The environment used in this walkthrough is Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c, version 12.1.0.5.0. Read more »
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