vRealize Operations Manager 6.6 Now Live!

vRealize Operations Manager 6.6 Now Live!

 

On June 13th, 2017, VMware released its updated vRealize Operation Manager 6.6 solution! VMware vRealize Operations integrated with vRealize Log Insight and vRealize Business for Cloud helps plan, manage and scale SDDC and multi-cloud environments with unified monitoring, automated performance management, cloud planning and capacity optimization. Check out the below list of enhancements that have been made to the vRealize Operations Manager solution!

Whats New?

vRealize Operations Manager 6.6 focuses on enhancing product usability, accelerating time to value and improving troubleshooting capabilities.

  • Simplified usability and faster time to value capabilities:
    • New HTML5 user interface provides an easier and consistent experience.
    • The Getting Started dashboard allows for quick navigation.
    • Persona based dashboards provides for answers in one place. Dashboards are separated into categories such as Operations, Capacity and Utilization, Performance Troubleshooting, Workload Balance, and Configuration and Compliance.
    • Out of the box integration with vSAN and vRealize Automation provides quick time to value.
  • Watch videos related to the new dashboards that are introduced with vRealize Operations Manager 6.6 here.
  • Added Native vSAN management capabilities:
    • Allows for centralized management across stretched clusters.
    • Ability for complete vSAN management, which includes administering performance, capacity, logs, and configuration and health.
  • Fully Automated Workload Balancing:
    • Ensures performance across the datacenter’s with fully automated workload balancing, across clusters and across data stores.
    • Ensures DRS Configurations and provides the option to set DRSautomation level for individual objects.
    • Predictive DRS takes action to preempt resource contention.
    • Utilizes operations analytics to optimize initial placement of workloads through vRealize Automation.
  • Watch this video for a demo about automatic workload placement.
  • Additional out-of-the-box compliance capabilities: 
    • Ability to tackle compliance problems through the new vSphere hardening dashboard
    • Extends compliance through PCI & HIPAA compliance for vSphere.
    • Ensures business configurations through new cluster, host, and VM configuration dashboards
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VMware’s Intent To Acquire Wavefront!

VMware’s Intent To Acquire Wavefront!

 

As no surprise to me, VMware continues to look for ways to make VMware and its solutions better and keep up with the ever changing IT and business requirements of this brave new world. So VMware has announced its intent to acquire Wavefront who is a leading vendor in metric monitoring service born in the cloud.

It is clear to me that customers are responding enthusiastically to our Cross-Cloud strategy and our Cloud Management Business Unit (CMBU) team has a central role to play as we deliver a consistent operating environment across clouds. Our team is rapidly innovating for on-premises products while we also building out our Cross-Cloud management services including costing, discovery, monitoring, root cause analysis, and visualization. To accelerate our delivery for the cloud, today I’m excited to announce our intent to acquire Wavefront, the leading metrics monitoring service for companies born in the cloud era.

Wavefront already has an impressive list of customers, and their technology allows us to leapfrog into application management of next-generation modern applications. Together with vRealize Operations and vRealize Log Insight, we will now be able to analyze data and offer customers end-to-end operations management for both virtual and multi-cloud infrastructures.

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vROps Webinar 2017 – Announcing Part 1 : What’s…

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vROps Webinar 2017 – Announcing Part 1 : What’s…

Welcome to the vRealize Operations Manager Webinar Series 2017. With the huge success of the series back in 2016, we wanted to take a break, enjoy the success and come back with full rigor for this series in 2017. We are here and we are charged up to give you some more dope on vRealize Operations manager in the year 2017.


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Technical Sales 201 – What’s New in vROPs 6.5 Enablement Video!

Technical Sales 201 – What’s New in vROPs 6.5 Enablement Video!

 

In this enablement session, I provide a Technical Sales 201 level overview of the recent release of vRealize Operations Manager (vROPs) 6.5. VMware vRealize Operations streamlines and automates IT operations management.  It delivers intelligent operations management from applications to infrastructure across physical, virtual and cloud environments with VMware vRealize Operations.

The enhancements in this version relate to the below (3) main categories…

  • Enhanced Scale, Performance & Deployment Options
  • Faster Time-to-Value with Integrations & Improvements
  • Expanded Collaboration & Integration

 

Technical Sales 201 – vRealize Operations Manager 6.5 (Enablement Video):   https://youtu.be/CWouchVZycU

 

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vRealize Operations Management Pack For vCloud Air 3.1 Is Now Live!

vRealize Operations Management Pack For vCloud Air 3.1 Is Now Live!

I am pleased to announce that vRealize Operations Management Pack for vCloud Air 3.1 is now live at Solution Exchange.

Management Pack 3.1 extends vRealize Operations Manager to monitor vCloud Air infrastructure and adds metrics, dashboards, reports, and alerts for newly released services – Dedicated Disaster Recovery, High Performance Storage, and Hybrid Cloud Manager 2.0 U2.

Highlights:

  • Hybrid Disaster Recovery (aka Dedicated Disaster Recovery) dashboards, reports and alerts
    • Count and spread of VMs with replication enabled and disabled
    • Count and spread of VMs with RPO violations, including average RPO violation time
    • Breakdown of VMs by replication status, test status and recovery status
    • Ongoing replications with VM name, source, target, replication status, test status, recovery status, RPO, sync time, sync duration, and sync size
    • Ongoing replications with replication, test, or recovery errors
    • VM topology with and without replication on stretched networks
  • High Performance Storage dashboards, reports and alerts for IOPs, quotas, and violations
  • Hybrid Cloud Manager 2.0 U2 dashboards, reports and alerts
    • Monitoring and alerts for Hybrid Cloud Manager SD-WAN fleet components – Cloud Gateway, High Throughput Layer-2 Concentrator, and WAN optimizer
    • Health and status of Hybrid Cloud Manager components, tunnel, and virtual machine migrations
    • Dashboards and reports for migration planning – Low and No-downtime workload migration and tracking

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Requirements:

  • vCloud Air Dedicated Cloud or VPC Subscription
  • vRealize Operations Manager 6.x

Download Landing Page:  Solution Exchange

 

vRealize Operations for Horizon and Published Applications version 6.4

vRealize Operations for Horizon and Published Applications version 6.4 – via VMware EUC Blog

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This blog post introduces new support for monitoring VMware App Volumes, View in VMware Horizon 7, and VMware Access Point. The first blog in this series introduced what is new in VMware vRealize Operations for Horizon and Published Applications 6.4.


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New vSAN Management Pack for vRealize Operations

New vSAN Management Pack for vRealize Operations – via CormacHogan.com

New vSAN Management Pack for vRealize Operations

Last month we announced the release of a new vROps Management Pack specifically for vSAN. Previously the vSAN Management Pack was bundled with the MPSD – Management Pack for Storage Devices. I wrote about this when it entered beta, way back in 2015. Well, for those customers who are only interested in monitoring vSAN, and didn’t want all the other parts of the MPSD, the new vSAN Management Pack is now a stand-alone offering, so no MPSD required.


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vSphere with Operations Management – Intelligent Workload Placement

vSphere with Operations Management – Intelligent Workload Placement

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vSphere with Operations Management leverages vRealize Operations to better optimize a vSphere environment’s resources and workloads. This video focuses on how vR Ops can manage workloads within datacenter or custom datacenter objects. Workload Placement also features its own dashboard which is available out of the box. This dashboard takes a look at metrics such as CPU Demand, Memory Consumed, and vSphere Configuration Limit. It then applies those across datacenter and/or custom datacenters, clusters, and individual hosts themselves. The video will walk through a high-level overview of what Workload Placement is, how it interacts with vSphere’s DRS, and then walking through a use case of balancing a workload imbalance between clusters….Read More


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vSphere Optimization Assessment (VOA) Enhanced Evaluation

vSphere Optimization Assessment Enhanced Evaluation

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Forrester Intelligent Operations Total Economic Impact (TEI) Study for VMware

Forrester Intelligent Operations Total Economic Impact (TEI) Study for VMware

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Log Insight User Alerts from the VCOPS User

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Log Insight User Alerts from the VCOPS User

In my last post, I covered the new user alerts administration page in Log Insight 4.0. On that page, you may have noticed alerts from the mysterious VCOPS_* user. In this post, I would like to explain why the VCOPS_* user may exist and why you should not modify alerts from that user. Read on to learn more!


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New Fling: vRealize Operations Email Template Manager

New Fling: vRealize Operations Email Template Manager

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This Fling helps vRealize Operations Manager users better manage custom email notification templates.


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Announcing the vSAN Management Pack for vRealize Operations

Announcing the vSAN Management Pack for vRealize Operations

Announcing the vSAN Management Pack for…

Have you deployed or are considering vSAN for your vSphere 6.0U2 or 6.5 environment? If so, you should know about VMware’s new VMware vRealize Operations Management Pack for vSAN 1.0 released last week. The vSAN management pack is specifically designed to accelerate time to production with vSAN, optimize application performance for workloads running on vSAN The post Announcing the vSAN Management Pack for vRealize Operations appeared first on VMware Cloud Management .


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vROps Editions: Enterprise

vROps Editions: Enterprise

vROps Editions: Enterprise

By Kyle Wassink This is part of a blog series on VMware vRealize Operations Manager Editions. The series breaks down the key aspects and differentiators between the three vROps Editions (Standard, Advanced, and Enterprise), including the critical components of extensibility and customization. The primary source of extensibility in vRealize Operations comes from Blue Medora’s True The post vROps Editions: Enterprise appeared first on VMware Cloud Management .


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vROps Webinar 2016 – Part 12 : What’s New With vROps 6.4

vROps Webinar 2016 – Part 12 : What’s New with vROps 6.4

vROps Webinar 2016 – Part 12 : What’s New with…

Time to publish the recording for the 12th episode of the vROps Webinar Series. This time we did a what’s new with vRealize Operations 6.4 and the changes made to vRealize Operations 6.4as you will see there has been a lot packed into this recent release!


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vRealize Operations with SDDC Health Management Pack v2.0

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VMware announced SDDC Health Management Pack v2.0 for consumers of SDDC components.The VMware SDDC Management Health Management Pack 2.0 …Read More


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vROps Editions: Advanced — VMware Cloud Management Blog

vROps Editions: Advanced – VMware Cloud Management Blog

vROps Editions: Advanced — VMware Cloud…

This is part of a blog series on VMware vRealize Operations Manager Editions. The series breaks down the key aspects and differentiators between the three vROps Editions (Standard, Advanced, and Enterprise), including the critical components of extensibility and customization. The primary source of extensibility in vRealize Operations comes from Blue Medora’s True The post vROps Editions: Advanced appeared first on VMware Cloud Management .


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vRealize Operations 6.4: Improved Alert Management – VMware Cloud Management Blog

vRealize Operations 6.4: Improved Alert Management – VMware Cloud Management Blog

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Nobody likes alerts. But they are a fact of life in IT operations. Not only are alerts a necessary evil but are critical for helping operations, system administrators and support personnel to prioritize and plan work to be performed. The biggest problem has been dealing with things like alert storms, clearing unimportant alerts and getting The post vRealize Operations 6.4: Improved Alert Management appeared first on VMware Cloud Management .


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[Webcast] Make Your Life Easier Through Virtualization with Intelligent Operations Management on 12/15

[Webcast] Make Your Life Easier Through Virtualization with Intelligent Operations Management on 12/15

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Ready to make your IT life easier? Join our free webcast on 12/15 to explore how vSphere w/ Ops Management can help you deliver higher performing apps, better infrastructure, and solutions at the speed of business.


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vSphere Optimization Assessment (VOA) through…

vSphere Optimization Assessment (VOA) through vRealize Operations – vInsideOut

vSphere Optimization Assessment (VOA) through…

A lot of customers out there have realized the power of vROPs and use the tool for effective monitoring and management of their Datacenter…Read More


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David Davis on vRealize Operations – Post #33 – What is vRealize Network Insight (vRNI) ?

David Davis on vRealize Operations – Post #33 –…

In case you missed my last post, I covered 360 Degree Troubleshooting with vRealize Operations. In this post, I’ll answer a simple question, “What is vRealize Network Insight”? The simple answer to that question is…


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VMware vRealize Operations Manager 6.3 Diagram

VMware vRealize Operations Manager 6.3 Diagram

VMware vRealize Operations Manager 6.3 Diagram

This diagram shows the communication of vRealize Operations Manager at a cluster, and inner-node level.


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Interested In Taking The New VCP7-DTM Beta Exam?

Interested In Taking The VMware Certified Professional 7 —

Desktop and Mobility (VCP7-DTM) Beta Exam?

 

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[Webcast Series] Get More Out of Your vRealize…

[Webcast Series] Get More Out of Your vRealize Investments

[Webcast Series] Get More Out of Your vRealize…

If you’ve invested in vRealize Operations solutions and want to make sure you’re getting all the benefits that come with it, then join one or all of our expert-led webcasts this Fall! Register today.


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Advanced Use Case – Performance Troubleshooting…

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Advanced Use Case – Performance Troubleshooting…

In a recent industry study done by a Gleanster, IT departments find that they are overwhelmed with the amount of monitoring tools they have at their disposal. By using vRealize Operations as a data aggregator you can quickly ingest endpoint data while taking advantage of the core The post Advanced Use Case – Performance Troubleshooting of the Database, Virtual Infrastructure, and Hardware to Reduce MTTI (Mean Time To Innocence) appeared first on…Read More


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vROps Webinar Series – Part 9 – What's New with…

vROps Webinar Series – Part 9 – What’s New with vRealize Operations 6.3 -vXpress

vROps Webinar Series – Part 9 – What’s New with…

Here is the recording for the episode 9 vRealize Operations Manager Webinar Series 2016. During this episode we discussed about the new features and functionalities of vRealize Operations Manager… Click on the title to continue reading the post..


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vROps Webinar Series – Part 9 – What’s New with…

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vROps Webinar Series – Part 9 – What’s New with…

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