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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.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.Read more »
May 28, 2015

Finding the NetApp Storage Noisy Neighbor with VMware vRealize Operations

As much as administrators appreciate specificity in support requests, the input they often receive from end-users is, “everything is slow”.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 »
May 8, 2015

Creating Custom Dashboards in vRealize Operations with 3rd Party Integrations

vRealize Operations collects data for many technologies and combines them to give you an in depth view of your environment.  One of the best ways to see this data is through dashboards. Read more »
May 6, 2015

Sizing Your vRealize Operations Manager Implementation

vRealize Operations Manager v6 architecture differs significantly from vCenter Operations 5.x.  The biggest change comes in vRealize Operations v6’s new scale-out architecture.  Read more »
April 23, 2015

Understand Relationship Mapping in vRealize Operations

Relationships are an integral part of vRealize Operations. Not only do they connect the dots between resource kinds, but they also allow you to get a quick view of how each layer of the stack connects to each other.Read more »
April 17, 2015

Heterogeneous Monitoring from App to Blade

Standing alone, vRealize Operations monitors the virtual space like no other.  When combined with third party management packs, the administrator gets true visibility into their entire system. Read more »
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