Blue Medora Blog

Sharing experience and knowledge about IT infrastructure monitoring and management.

July 27, 2016

vROps Views (1 of 5): A Practical Building Block for Maximizing vROps ROI

There is a lot to love about vRealize Operations Views. So much, in fact, that they deserve an entire blog series! This series will cover how to create them, how to reuse them, why they are valuable, and much more. The first post of this series will cover how views maximize your ROI on vROps. Read more »
July 15, 2016

Organizing Your VMware vRealize Operations Environment With Custom Groups

When you manage a large infrastructure, the number of objects and corresponding metrics in vROps will grow rapidly. With management packs from Blue Medora for databases like Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle DB or MySQL, for example, you can add database clusters, database hosts and databases to the vROps environment. To create an automated management system you need some way to organize objects so that you can quickly gain insights. Custom groups come to the rescue! Read more »
July 1, 2016

Hardware Monitoring: Blue Medora Extends New Relic’s Reach

New Relic Plugins cover a variety of performance monitoring issues and tasks. In the past six months, Blue Medora has widened that range by developing a dozen new plugins designed to extend the reach of New Relic to infrastructure hardware. Read more »
June 28, 2016

Capacity Remaining Badges in vROps – Know When Your Database Will Be Full

In this blog, take a close look at the Capacity Analysis Badge available in VMware vRealize Operations Manager (vROps). To access the analysis page, you will select your chosen database; for this blog we will be looking at a Microsoft SQL Server Instance object that I added with the vROps Management Pack for Microsoft SQL Server. Read more »
June 23, 2016

Relationship Mapping Oracle-VMware in vROps

There are two key relationships that need to be identified in order to provide comprehensive Oracle monitoring in VMware vRealize Operations (vROps): relationships within the Oracle stack, and relationships between Oracle and the VMware stack. When combined, these relationships give you a complete picture of the Oracle on VMware stack for your environment. Let’s take a look at how we can identify these relationships with simple Relationship Mapping using vROps. Read more »
June 22, 2016

Monitor Your Customized Applications in vRealize Operations

If you want to monitor your complete infrastructure today, vRealize Operations (vROps) is second to none. It allows you to watch your whole VMware environment automatically through a vCenter connection. At Blue Medora we broaden your horizon even more. Our management packs connect your vRealize Operations to infrastructure and application components, allowing you to monitor all from one central point. Read more »
June 21, 2016

User Permissions: Staying Secure with vROps

VMware’s vRealize Operations (vROps) takes advantage of user accounts and security in a number of different ways. Secure monitoring and varied access to particular sections of information by managing user permissions are just a few of the options available. Read more »
June 20, 2016

Working with Maintenance Mode in vRealize Operations

Maintenance mode is a feature of vRealize Operations Manager (vROps), which prevents a resource from presenting misleading data or status during planned changes or unscheduled outages to the system’s software or hardware. In this blog, we’ll take a look at a couple ways to place resources in maintenance. Read more »
June 17, 2016

Seamless Integration of vROps Using Third-Party Management Packs

Third-party management packs seamlessly integrate into vRealize Operations (vROps), turning vROps into a point of data aggregation and simplifying your monitoring needs. Once you’ve learned how to use a single third-party management pack, you’ll be able to expand your knowledge and use vROps as your single management console. Read more »
June 15, 2016

How to Get the Perfect Graph in vROps

Graphs can be found throughout VMware vRealize Operations (vROps), from the All Metrics page of a resource to the Metric Charts widget in a dashboard. While simple to use, these graphs are extremely powerful tools for displaying historical data exactly how you want to view it. Read more »
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