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opvizor is SaaS company that specializes in solutions for virtualization and cloud computing. These solutions help businesses automate and manage their virtual IT infrastructures within heterogeneous data processing centers, as well as solutions for the prevention of errors and failures. opvizor’s offices are located in Vienna, Austria and Houston, TX, USA. Dennis Zimmer is founder and CEO of the opvizor group.

VMware Stretched Cluster

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We wanted to share Vladan SEGET‘s article about VMware stretched Clusters. You can find Vladan‘s article and all comments here and please scroll down for some more information. How To Configure VMware High Availability (HA) Cluster. Stretched Cluster is something different as stretched cluster adds an another dimension to the traditional HA cluster – a […]

VMware vSphere 6.5 Update 1 is Available

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Please find here Martin’s article and all comments and scroll down for the information. vSphere 6.5 Update 1 is the Update You’ve Been Looking For!Today, VMware is excited to announce the general availability of vSphere 6.5 Update 1.  This is the first major update to the well-received vSphere 6.5 that was released in November of 2016.  With […]

Maximum number of VMware vCenter Servers per Single Sign-On (SSO) Domain

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We wanted to share once again one of William Lam‘s blog posts. Please find here his article with all comments or scroll down for the information. Thanks again William, your blog posts are always worth to share and very helpful. This particular question and its variations have been raised quite a bit lately by our field […]

Quick Tip – List all open ports on the VCSA/PSC

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The list of required ports for both a vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) and Platform Services Controller (PSC) are pretty well documented here (6.5), here (6.0) and here (5.5) for customers who require this information to setup external connectivity within their networking infrastructure. Having said that, it is may not always be clear on what ports […]

Our Comment VMware/Security: Opvizor OpBot cool but scary?

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We totally agree as there is no 100% protection for misconfiguration or staff that goes rogue. Therefore, it’s important to keep the management platforms audited and segmented. We build our products with all security in mind. OpBot allows to use on-premise chat as well, blacklist commands or disable certain modules. Furthermore, we have integrations for […]

Software Defined Management Dashboards – The Opvizor Solution

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Greg Schulz wrote an interesting article about IT data center and data infrastructure dashboard options also taking a look at Opvizor. Here is the link to Greg’s article, please scroll down for more information and some dashboards for a quick overview about our solution. Thanks Greg for your article and also mentioning Opvizor Performance Analyzer […]

Get the Client Integration Plug-In running in VMware vSphere Web Client 6.x

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The headline of this blog post might sound simple, but it can be extremely annoying to get the Client Integration Plug-in running to import virtual appliances. No matter if you use IE, Chrome or Firefox you can find yourself surrounded with error messages and information that your you Client plugin needs to be installed (despite […]

Oracle Database Performance on vSphere 6.5 Monster Virtual Machines

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Oracle Database Performance on vSphere 6.5 Monster Virtual Machines – opvizorWe have just published a new whitepaper on the performance of Oracle databases on vSphere 6.5 monster virtual machines. We took a look at the performance of the largest virtual machines possible on the previous four generations of four-socket Intel-based servers. The results show how performance of […]

Secure By Default – VM.disable-unexposed-features

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We would like to post one very important article from Mike Foley, Senior Technical Marketing Architect at VMware about “Secure by default”. I’m super happy to announce that we are showing more progress in our quest for “Secure By Default” for ESXi and vCenter Server. This latest update is one that is near and dear […]

Managing VMware NSX Manager Global Certificates

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Here is a new blog from VMware Professional Service and Education Insights. Please find the complete article from Spas Kaloferov here or scroll down. NSX Global Certificate basically is a certificate signed by your Certificate Authority (CA) and this certificate is imported at a NSX “global level”. By being at a global level, it is […]

VMware vSphere Performance in multi-tenant environments

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Some of our Performance Analyzer customers either run environments for their tenants or build their own internal multi-tenant environments. One of the biggest issues typically is the performance customer notice vs. the real performance. Who doesn’t know the words “it was a lot faster before we moved the services”, or “the last update made everything […]

VM Snapshot Alerts

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No patch or update without the create snapshot functions that gave the administrator a new way of protecting the systems from broken patch installations or configuration modifications. If something goes wrong, you can simply use the VM snapshot to return to the previous status, making the problem a thing of the past and enabling you to try […]

Performance Analyzer – feel the pulse of your virtual machines using playlists

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“We receive all key indicators at a glance and no longer have to gather the information in various systems” states one of our customer’s after using Performance Analyzer for more than a year to monitor his VMware environment. As Performance Analyzer comes packed with dozens of dashboards for different purposes and can be enhanced to […]

VMware ESXi 6.0, Patch ESXi600-201706401-BG: Updates esx-base, vsan, and vsanhealth VIBs

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We wanted to call attention to the critical bugfix from VMware dated 06/06/2017. You can find the link here and please scroll down for some details. Please find here the details for the patch: You can find some details about the summaries and symptoms:This is only a small list, you can find the complete list […]

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