What’s Your Issue? How to Use vRealize Operations Alerts

by Brock Peterson on January 8, 2019

VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) 7.0 uses Badges as a way to evaluate objects. The three major badges it uses are Health, Risk, and Efficiency. As I’ve written previously, every VMware administrator needs to understand what comprises these badges, and how they are applied to the objects discovered within your stack. Badges summarize a lot of information, and help you take efficient action to keep your customers happy. Knowing what action to take requires understanding Alerting in vROps.

Badge values are based on scores calculated from the Alerts against them. VMware documents the thresholds for each of the major badges. For the Health Badge, an…

What’s New in BindPlane: New year. New integrations.

by Moria Fredrickson on January 4, 2019

This year we’ve resolved to completely transform the monitoring industry by decoupling data collection from data analytics. Making it easier to configure and maintain a real-time monitoring data stream with the depth and context enterprises need to achieve observability. Pushing monitoring platforms to next-level visualizations that deliver both topology and health data in the same dashboard.

Figure 1: A toast to better monitoring for you in 2019.

BindPlane for Stackdriver alpha release

We wrapped up 2018 by finishing some joint engineering with the Google Cloud Platform team. We’re collaborating with Google to transform metric and log collection for large enterprises, by…

Full Stack Monitoring for Hybrid Clouds using NetApp HCI and SolidFire

by Brock Peterson on December 31, 2018

While Blue Medora provides monitoring data integrations for traditional data center compute platforms from Cisco, Dell EMC, HPE, and Lenovo, we have been expanding our footprint into converged and hyper-converged infrastructures (HCI). Recently we added support for NetApp HCI & SolidFire, including a new management pack for the VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) monitoring platform. Despite the debate as to whether NetApp HCI is really hyper-converged infrastructure like other solutions, monitoring storage in the context of its dependencies to VMs and cloud resources improves service delivery and return on your storage investment. Let’s drill into how Blue Medora’s vROps management pack adds…

Monitoring Pivotal Cloud Foundry with VMware vRealize Operations Manager

by Saurabh Chandratre on December 20, 2018

So you’ve decided that you want to develop and deploy your applications cheaper and faster. I get it…there are numerous benefits to PaaS that allow your developers to quickly write and change modern applications, deploy them “as code”, all while maintaining the flexibility to operate infrastructure either on-prem or in the cloud. Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF) is a popular enterprise distribution of the open-source Cloud Foundry project that has gained rapid adoption.

Often we hear from both development and operations teams, PCF can be a bit of a “black box”. The platform’s inherent resiliency reduces the potential for downtime and performance issues. But issues do happen, and quickly troubleshooting and…

Introducing the True Visibility Subscription for vRealize Operations

by Chuck Petrie on December 13, 2018

Providing choice and flexibility in the ways a business transacts with its customers is a table-stakes expectation. Increasingly, that translates to delivering products as services with limited upfront costs, lower adoption risk and future flexibility. In addition to the benefits of an Opex model, more and more companies are also choosing to “unbundle” products from rigid or arbitrary configurations that don’t align well to business initiatives.

One of our core values as a company is being customer-focused. Today, Blue Medora is excited to announce True Visibility Subscription. True Visibility Subscription allows customers the flexibility to select from a variety of Blue Medora Management Packs to integrate into vRealize Operations with…

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