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MPSD: Management Pack for Storage Devices for VMware vRealize Operations: Available Now

The latest version of the Management Pack for Storage Devices for vRealize Operations (MPSD) is available now. Try it now. vRealize Operations Management Pack for Storage Devices provides you with a complete view of your entire storage topology from your host, through your storage network, and out to the storage array. With this solution, you […]

DataGravity Launches Discovery Series V2 to Bring Data Security to the Point of Storage

DataGravity, creator of the first data-aware storage platform, today announced the DataGravity Discovery Series V2, which provides new data security and governance features to help midmarket organizations better define, detect and defend their sensitive and critical content. The DataGravity Discovery Series combines the previously disparate functions of data security, search and discovery, and data protection […]

Microsoft DNS integration with VMware vRealize Automation

In particular use cases, customers using vRealize Automation either decide not to use IPAM or perhaps have an isolated environment while there is a need to integrate with Microsoft DNS Servers directly. Throughout the last few years in the field, I’ve never really come across a rock-solid way to integrate vRA with MS DNS that […]

VMware NSX Insight From an Expert, Part 1

The demand for VMware NSX is growing. And while customers realize its potential, they are often unclear on the tangible business benefits made possible with VMware NSX. We sat down with Hatem Naguib, VMware Vice President, Network and Security, and asked him to share his insight on VMware NSX and the advantages it offers VMware customers. This interview will […]

Extend VMware vRealize Automation for Third-Party Imaging Technologies

VMware vRealize Automation (vRA) offers built-in integration with a long list of imaging technologies, such as SCCM, BladeLogic, HP Server Automation, and Citrix Provisioning Server, to name just a few.  But what if you want to integrate vRA with a different imaging technology, that’s not on this list?  Well fortunately, vRA comes with all the […]

VMware vRealize Automation deployment to vCloud Air fails

After configuring vRealize Automation Center to be ready to deploy to vCloud Air (End Point, Fabric Group, Reservation, Reservation Policy, Blueprints, etc), my initial vAPP blueprint deployment to vCloud Air has started to fail with the below error message. “Request failed: Machine VTTest001: an error occurred while customizing the vapp..” Checking the vRA logs under […]

3 Reasons Why You Should Integrate Log Insight with VMware vRealize Operations

In my last post, I demonstrated how easy it is to integrate Log Insight (LI) with vRealize Operations (vR Ops). In this post, I will talk about the value of integrating Log Insight with vR Ops. Important I want to reiterate a few points from my previous post as they are applicable to the benefits outlined […]

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 & VMware vCenter Customization Specifications

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While on a vRealize Automation 6.2 engagement, the customer wanted to be able to deploy Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 VMs from a blueprint. The customer has prepared a RHEL 7 Template for me to use for deployment. I have created as well a vCenter Customization Specification to customize the VM and apply the desired IP […]

New VMware vSphere, SRM, Storage, and NSX Courses

VMware released several new courses over the last month – check them out below! Instructor-Led Courses VMware vSphere: Bootcamp [V6] VMware NSX for Internetworking Experts Fast Track [V6.1]  On Demand Courses VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.8] On Demand  VMware vRealize Operations Manager: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.0] On Demand  Free eLearning Courses […]

The return of the One Click Cluster Capacity Dashboard in vRealize Operations 6.0

Since the release of vRealize Operations Manager 6.0, I have received an over-whelming amount of requests to re-create the one click cluster capacity dashboard on vROps 6.0. I should mention here that the dashboard xml, which I created with vCenter Operations 5.x would not work with vRealize Operations 6.0, since a number of metrics have changed in vRealize Operations […]

VMware vRealize Automation 6.2 – Specifying a New Root Password Using Custom Properties

VMware vRealize Automation makes it easy for us to provide our end users with the ability to request and manage their own virtual machines using a “self-service” portal. With very little configuration required, we can add vSphere virtual machine templates to a vRA service catalog for users to consume. vRA can then handle the request […]

VMware VCP6-DCV Certification Now Available

One of our most popular certifications is now available on vSphere 6 technology: VMware Certified Professional 6 – Data Center Virtualization (VCP6-DCV). This certification that validates your ability to deploy, configure, administer and scale a vSphere 6 virtualized data center, including administering and troubleshooting virtualization technologies such as: vSphere HA and DRS Clusters storage virtualization using VMFS […]

Can You Meet SLAs with Cloud Automation?

So, your organization is thinking about, or has already decided to bring cloud automation into your environment. Perhaps you are trying to leverage vRealize Automation in order to streamline and standardize deployments across different platforms in your infrastructure. Maybe you are bringing in OpenStack to give end users a self-provisioning portal, or you’re adding a configuration management […]

VMware Software Manager – A Walkthrough

Hey. It’s vSphere 6 day. By the time you read this, it won’t be, but celebrate anyways. As with all vSphere updates, the process involves multiple downloads. Download vCenter in appliance and Windows installable form. Download ESXi. Download vRealize Operations Management. Download, download, download. I was lamenting the lack of a “download all of it” […]

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