Blue Medora Blog

Sharing experience and knowledge about IT infrastructure monitoring and management.

September 23, 2016

Customizing vROps: Decide Which Metrics to Collect

VMware’s vRealize Operations Manager is a powerful analytics platform that helps administrators gain insight into their application, virtual, and physical infrastructure. One challenge you might have as you deploy vRealize Operations is the sheer amount of data that you throw at it, and the CPU, memory, and disk requirements to handle the collection, analyzing, and storage of that data. In this blog, we'll explore a few options for “dialing in” the metrics that you collect with vRealize Operations – to tune out the metrics you could care less about in order to gain greater capacity and performance within your vRealize Operations cluster. Read more »
September 21, 2016

Proactive Monitoring with vROps Alert Notifications and Badges

Alert Notifications and Badges provide a great way to proactively monitor your infrastructure and applications. Read on to see how. Read more »
September 16, 2016

Visualizing System Logs with Blue Medora Content Packs

For some, gone are the days of native terminal searching and comparative log file analysis. Since 2001, I have been supporting customers and digging into log files, sometimes, 12 hours a day to get to a root cause. Now we have tools like vRealize Log Insight to help us get MTTR. So where does Blue Medora fit in? We create software that hooks into leading cloud and application performance management solutions. We not only solve the sprawl in tooling, but also reduce the nuances of syslog analysis and mean time to innocence with seven different Content Packs for vRealize Log Insight. Read more »
September 16, 2016

5 Ways the Management Pack for Microsoft SQL Server Helps DBAs

Blue Medora has become the leader in VMware vRealize Operations management packs for databases. For administrators running their Microsoft SQL Server Instances on VMware, Blue Medora’s vRealize Operations (vROps) Management Pack is the perfect solution. In this blog, we will examine 5 ways that Blue Medora’s Management Pack helps the enterprise database administrator. Read more »
September 16, 2016

vROps Navigation Tree Tips and Tricks: Advanced

We’ve already covered some of the navigation tree basics in the previous post. Now let's take a look at some more advanced features that can take your experience with vROps to the next level. Read more »
September 16, 2016

vROps Navigation Tree Tips and Tricks: The Basics

The navigation tree, found in the left sidebar in vROps, is the primary way to move around your vROps environment. It is so much more than a simple navigation tree, including many unique features in the “Environment” section that may not be immediately obvious. Let’s look at some basics that can take your experience with vROps to the next level. Read more »
September 14, 2016

Who Manages the Managers: 3 Reasons to Standardize on vROps

Technologies are always moving and changing, and chances are your company has made significant investments in IT tools that could stand to be upgraded now. They still work, but aren’t as efficient or helpful as they once were. We hear from more and more companies who want to reduce tool sprawl and standardize on the vRealize Operations platform, but aren’t ready to discard their previous investments in monitoring and management tools. Using the vRealize Operations management packs specifically geared towards monitoring other monitoring solutions, you can “manage your managers.” Read more »
September 13, 2016

Blue Medora and VMware Expand vRealize Operations to the Entire SDDC Stack

This year at VMworld US, we announced that the True Visibility Suite for vRealize Operations (vROps) is now available for VMware resellers to take to market. We call it True Visibility because that’s what it’s designed to do; it extends the vRealize Operations cloud management platform, making it a comprehensive ITOA platform as well. Read more »
September 9, 2016

Smart Monitoring for Nimble SmartStack with vRealize Operations

Nimble SmartStack is the result of a joint effort between Nimble and Cisco to create a series of infrastructure and application solutions which are optimized and validated on Cisco UCS compute, Nimble Adaptive Flash storage, and Cisco Nexus switches. This provides customers with an architectural reference that is pretested and pre-validated to meet the needs of numerous workload types. Read more »
September 9, 2016

vROps in a (Hyper)converged World: FlexPod, VCE and Nutanix

Customers are always looking to reduce admin effort and TCO of their virtual environments. In a typical setup, VMware admins have to look after the X86-servers their vSphere hosts are running on, some form of storage area network – SAN or NAS – and the network in between all those elements. A data center might have generations of products from diverse vendors, acquired over the years. This can make provisioning or repurposing slow. Read more »
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