Blue Medora Blog

Sharing experience and knowledge about IT infrastructure monitoring and management.

August 18, 2015

VMware Invests in Blue Medora

CEO Nathan Owen discusses the most recent addition of VMware to Blue Medora's existing investors Michigan eLab, Start Garden, and Grand Angels in the Series A financing round previously announced in June. Read more »
August 4, 2015

Using Logs to Troubleshoot VMware vRealize Operations Management Packs

VMware vRealize Operations has powerful built-in logging capabilities to troubleshoot issues with third-party management packs. This blog post discusses the best practice for setting log levels and provides information on creating log bundles for the sake of troubleshooting. Read more »
July 29, 2015

Oracle EM12c Plugin for PostgreSQL Now Supports Latest Version of Postgres

Last year Blue Medora, the world’s leader in third-party OEM plugins, created the Plugin for PostgreSQL which allowed DBAs to monitor Postgres databases in their OEM environment. In Blue Medora’s latest release of the Plugin for PostreSQL, all Postgres versions 9.0 and above are supported, allowing DBAs to monitor their latest installations of Postgres database from within Enterprise Manager 12c. Read more »
July 9, 2015

vROps Management Pack for NetApp Storage: Install, License, and Configure

The vRealize Operations Management Pack for NetApp Storage provides administrators with end-to-end visibility into NetApp storage health, performance, availability, and capacity with VMware vRealize Operations (vROps). Our installation video from June 2015, found below, provides an overview for installing, configuring, and licensing the Management Pack for NetApp Storage. These same steps will be outlined in this blog post. Read more »
July 8, 2015

Optimize VMware vRealize Operations with Blue Medora’s New Management Pack for Microsoft SQL Server

Blue Medora, an innovator in the cloud systems management space, announced the release of its new vRealize Operations Management Pack for Microsoft SQL Server. The Management Pack extends vRealize Operations’ monitoring, alerting, capacity planning, and reporting capabilities to Microsoft SQL Server and enables predictive analytics for virtualized Microsoft SQL Server landscapes. Read more »
July 1, 2015

An Overview of Blue Medora’s vROps Management Pack for Cisco UCS (Part 2 of 3)

In the second part of our three part series reviewing Blue Medora’s Management Pack for Cisco UCS, we will cover two important features: The Traversal Spec and out-of-the-box Dashboards. Read more »
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. This blog post will clear up that confusion by showing administrators how to choose which adapter is displayed on each dashboard. Read more »
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