Blue Medora Blog

Sharing Experience and Knowledge About IT Infrastructure Monitoring and Management
  1. Licensing Configuration 101 for Blue Medora's VMware vCOPs Management Packs

    August 7, 2014
    How to configure licensing with Blue Medora VMware vCenter Operations Management Packs, a complete guide.
  2. Blue Medora Converged Systems Monitoring Platform Sneak Peak

    July 10, 2014
    Later this month Blue Medora is releasing our first solution that isn’t a plugin / agent / management pack / probe / etc for a 3rd party platform. We are calling this new solution (for now) the Blue Medora Converged Systems Monitoring Platform. The primary gap this solution fills is the need for Network Operations Center (NOC) operators to have high-level, at a glance, visibility into the health, performance, and availability of their market leading converged and engineering systems.
  3. Blue Medora Centralizes Data Analytics for IT Organizations

    June 20, 2014
    Our CEO, Nathan Owen, was featured in a video at IBM Pulse and does an excellent job of explaining how our solutions solve problems that almost every IT organization, no matter what platform they're on.
  4. Video: 60 Seconds to Identify Database Performance Bottleneck on VMware

    June 12, 2014
    With the Plugin for VMware, knowing when the virtual infrastructure is the cause of database performance issues is easy. Easy navigation and alerting right within Enterprise Manager 12c, and even the Oracle Database target, means unprecedented speed and ease of identifying if the application or infrastructure is causing issues.
  5. How to use out-of-the-box dashboards in the vC Ops Management Pack for OEM

    June 5, 2014
    The Blue Medora vC Ops Management Pack for Oracle OEM was updated in early May to include enhanced support for Oracle workloads. All of the Oracle EM target types are now available to be ingested into VMware vC Ops Enterprise Edition and come with powerful out-of-the-box dashboards to provide immediate value. Today we will take a look at a few of those Oracle specific dashboards.
  6. Introducing VMware vCOps Management Pack for IBM Tivoli Monitoring

    May 29, 2014
    Blue Medora’s vCenter Operations Management Pack for IBM Tivoli Monitoring provides an innovative approach to leveraging ITM managed workloads from within VMware vCOps.
  7. Announcing VMware vC Ops Management Pack for SAP HANA Beta

    May 20, 2014
    Today we are announcing a private beta signup for our new upcoming Blue Medora vC Ops Management Pack for SAP HANA. The Management Pack is designed to connect to SAN HANA instances running on a dedicated appliances (e.g. VCE Vblock), HANA instances running in the cloud, as well as instances running on VMware. The Management Pack enables VMware vC Ops to ingest a wide array of HANA-focused operational health, performance, and availability metrics.
  8. Blue Medora extends VMware vC Ops to SAP

    May 19, 2014
    This week represents another major milestone for Blue Medora 's VMware vCenter Operations Management Suite (VMware vC Ops) focused portfolio of products as we are announcing the addition of two more vC Ops Management Packs that further extend vC Ops visibility and integration into business critical applications -- in this case for core SAP platforms.
  9. Introducing the Oracle EM12c Plugin for PostgreSQL

    May 15, 2014
    Earlier this month, Blue Medora (the leading provider of Enterprise Manager 12c extensions) released a free plugin for monitoring PostgreSQL database systems within Enterprise Manager 12c. PostgreSQL is a popular deployment alongside Oracle databases, but has always required a second set of tools for monitoring. Now you can monitor the health, availability, and performance of your dev, test, and production PostrgreSQL 9.0 – 9.3 databases in your preferred database management tool (Enterprise Manager 12c).
  10. Navigating Up and Down the Oracle on VMware stack using Oracle EM12c

    May 13, 2014
    This May Blue Medora released the latest version of our Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control (EM12c) Plugin for VMware. Among other things this release adds is a key feature that our customers have been increasingly requesting over the past year – the ability to start from the Oracle Database target main screen for a particular Oracle database instance that is virtualized on VMware, and from within that EM12c database target main ui screen, logically navigate to any or all of the related VMware layers including Virtual Machine, ESX Hypervisor, Cluster, or Datastore.