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Sharing experience and knowledge about IT infrastructure monitoring and management.

May 26, 2016

Keep Your Business Critical Apps Soaring with Custom Dashboards

As a systems administrator, you are pulled in a million different directions – monitoring this, ordering that, fixing environment issues, keeping up with endless emails; the list never ends. As much as you hate to admit it, at some point you’ve probably overlooked an important system in your environment and dealt with a firestorm after […]Read more »
May 24, 2016

5 Common Errors While Installing vRealize Operations Manager

Understanding the most common errors associated with installing VMware’s vRealize Operations Manager (vROps) can drastically improve user experience. Currently, 85% of Blue Medora’s support tickets are related to user error during vRealize Operations installation and configuration. Below, I have outlined the top five errors that we see vROps users encountering, and how to avoid them […]Read more »
May 24, 2016

Peek into the New vROps Management Pack for Oracle Database

This extension rounds out the “data-tier” inside Blue Medora’s branded True Visibility Suite for vRealize Operations, which also includes solutions for Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, PostgreSQL, IBM DB2, and SAP HANA.Read more »
May 16, 2016

4 Ways Views Can Improve Your vROps Workflow

Customization Empowers the End User VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) offers a significant level of customization to the end user, from alerts to views to dashboards and more. This level of customization empowers the end user to mold the platform to their specific needs without making system-wide changes. A great example of this comes in the […]Read more »
May 13, 2016

Storage Troubleshooting in a 3-2-1 Hardware Stack

As the storage market transitions to all-flash, hybrid array storage providers strategically work to accelerate performance and utilization. In doing so, it becomes more difficult to categorize hot data, dynamic and agile storage capacities, and other new age concepts. Today we will be following up on a previous blog where we investigated network troubleshooting in a 3-2-1 […]Read more »
May 12, 2016

Adjusting vRealize Operations Root Logging Levels

By: Dylan Isom, Blue Medora Root logging levels are primarily used for troubleshooting and diagnosing issues within VMware‘s various software and applications. Today we will focus on the root logging levels within VMware’s vRealize Operations Management software otherwise known as vROps. We will cover what the various logging levels do, as well as how to […]Read more »
May 9, 2016

VMworld Public Session Voting 2016 – Open ’til May 24!

Public voting for VMworld 2016 session proposals is now open until May 24th at 11:59pm PST!  You can vote by accessing the VMworld Public Session Voting page, and viewing the VMworld Catalog of over 1500 session proposals submitted this year. You now have the opportunity to impact internal committee decisions that have reserved 5% of VMworld agenda specifically for […]Read more »
May 5, 2016

Creating and Applying Custom Monitoring Templates in Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c

Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c is a premier database monitoring platform for your enterprise.  With Enterprise Manager 13c, users have access to many database-level metric alerting capabilities, but how do we standardize these threshold values across your database environment? The answer is simple:Read more »
May 5, 2016

What’s New in the Management Pack for Cisco UCS

One of the most popular management packs for VMware vRealize Operations has received another update this week. Blue Medora’s vRealize Operations Management Pack for Cisco UCS has been updated to include many additional features such as new resource kinds, relationships and more. Let’s walk through the components of the update to understand what value these […]Read more »
April 29, 2016

Monitoring vCenter Health Remotely with vRealize Operations – Part 2

In this blog we’ll step through how you can monitor a Microsoft SQL Server remotely using vRealize Operations Manager. This includes setting up the requisite credentials on the SQL server, creating relationships to vCenter, and a custom dashboard that shows SQL performance for vCenter. Read more »
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