Troubleshooting with vRops part 3: Object Level…

Troubleshooting with vRops part 3: Object Level Metric (via michaelryom.dk)

Troubleshooting with vRops part 3: Object Level…

In this part I am going to show you how to use object level metrics, to fast and easily assess if for example a VM is having problems. This is something that would give you a quick indication of this object is having problems that need to be address. This should be looked at before diving into the raw metrics, as this will help you and can guide you in the right direction.


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Troubleshooting with vRops part 2: Summary and…

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Troubleshooting with vRops part 2: Summary and…

In the first part of this series on vRops, I talked about vRops capabilities compared to the vRops edtion. In this part I will start to dig into how you should start looking at a problem the vRops way. I my self have fallen victim to, all too quickly jumping over to the “all metrics” tab, and start throwing graph up on screen to see if I can find the cause of the issue. The problem with that method is that it is highly inefficient and like looking for a needle in a haystack, it can take quite some time and the result may not have gotten you any closer to finding the problem… Why there are haystacks with needles in them ?


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Next Generation Networking: Defining The…

Next Generation Networking: Defining The Software-Defined Network (via thedataplumber.net)

Next Generation Networking: Defining The…

The purpose of this post is to define the concepts, the Software-Defined Network (SDN), and some current architectures. The detail here will underpin many of the posts to come.


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vRealize Operations Manager 6.2.1 is out. Go…

#vRealize Operations Manager 6.2.1 is out. Go for it! (via vxpresss.blogspot.com)

vRealize Operations Manager 6.2.1 is out. Go…

A few hours back VMware announced the release of vRealize Operations Manager 6.2.1. This is a maintenance release and is highly recommended for use cases such as:


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Forwarding Events from vRealize Log Insight

Forwarding Events from #vRealize Log Insight (via bkdatacentre.com)

Forwarding Events from vRealize Log Insight

I have so far written a few articles on vRLI, see the links at the bottom of this page for the links. This article goes in to forwarding events from vRealize Log Insight to a 3rd party Syslog Server and filtering them.


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Adding Worker Nodes to vRealize Log Insight

Adding Worker Nodes to #vRealize Log Insight (via bkdatacentre.com)

Adding Worker Nodes to vRealize Log Insight

In my pevious post Deploying & Configuring Log Insight I touch on the possibility of adding multiple nodes to scale the total Log Injection Rate and Events per Second, in addition additional nodes will ensure your logging infrastructure is highly available, which is a critical point from a security perspective.


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Installing and configuring the NSX for vSphere…

Installing and configuring the NSX for #vSphere Managment pack (via bkdatacentre.com)

Installing and configuring the NSX for vSphere…

Download the NSX for vSphere Management pack from the VMware Solution Exchange https://solutionexchange.vmware.com/store/products/management-pack-for-nsx-for-vsphere-2-0


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VMware vRealize Operations Manager (vROps) 6.X…

#VMware vRealize Operations Manager (vROps) 6.X Architecture (via Virtual Maestro)

VMware vRealize Operations Manager (vROps) 6.X…

VMware vRealize Operations Manager (vROps) 6 helps IT admins to monitor, troubleshoot, and manage the health and capacity of virtual environment. vRealize Operations is a suite that includes vCenter Infrastructure Navigator (VIN), vRealize Configuration Manager (vCM), vRealize Log Insight, and vRealize Hyperic.


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vROps 6.x Persistence and its databases

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vROps 6.x Persistence and its databases

The Persistence layer is the layer where the data is persisted to a disk. The layer primarily consists of a series of databases that replace the existing vCOps 5.x filesystem database (FSDB) and PostgreSQL combination.


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NSX – Transport Zone

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NSX – Transport Zone

Next up is creating a Transport Zone! Transport Zones are a way to define which clusters/hosts are be able to see and participate in the virtual network that are being configured. Its like a container that houses NSX Logical Switches along with their details which is then assigned to a collection of ESXi hosts that should be able to communicate with each other across the physical network infrastructure.


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Protecting Data Centers from the Inside:…

Protecting Data Centers from Inside: Micro-Segmentation and VMware NSX (via VMware Radius)

Protecting Data Centers from the Inside:…

The recent rash of cyber security breaches at well-known retail companies and government websites have made it excruciatingly clear that businesses today need a better solution to network and data security. Research shows that more than 30 percent of data center outages are caused by cyber attacks, and a 60-minute outage can cost businesses upwards …


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8 Most Popular VMware EUC Product Diagrams &…

8 Most Popular #VMware EUC Product Diagrams & Charts, According to Social

8 Most Popular VMware EUC Product Diagrams &…

Thanks to recent product releases and the expertise of our VMware End-User Computing (EUC) technical and creative teams, we’ve developed some great resources for our @VMwareHorizon social followers in the past month or so. And thanks to social media, we can always tell when we’re providing you, our readers and customers, with the right product news, FAQs and how-to guides.


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ESXi Version Information now available as JSON…

#ESXi Version Information now available as JSON (incl. Script example)

ESXi Version Information now available as JSON…

Out of many reasons, I need VMware ESXi version information in a format that can be reused in scripts. I maintain a manual list since a couple of years but this list can’t be used for automation purposes. VMware does not provide this information in the required format, so I created my own database which is now also available as JSON file.


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