Sizing VMware vRealize Operations Manager with Blue Medora

by Jesse De Chacon on July 12, 2018

Sizing is important when architecting and implementing VMware vRealize Operations Manager (vROps) into your environment to ensure optimal performance. Why? Because the resources you’ll need for vROps will depend on how large of an environment you expect to monitor and analyze, how many metrics you plan to collect, and how long you need to store the data.

There’s a major challenge, though, in sizing vROps – it’s difficult to predict the CPU, memory, and disk requirements you’ll need to meet the needs of your specific IT environment. There are lots of variables, such as the number and type of objects collected (which includes the number and type of adapters installed),…

Using vROps to Right-size Hyper-V VMs

by Kyle Wassink on July 5, 2018

I was working with a customer recently who had both VMware ESXi and Microsoft Hyper-V environments that they needed to manage. It was clear that neither Hyper-Visor was going away, and there was an urgent need to simplify and combine the VM memory right-sizing process in one place.

Enter Blue Medora and vRealize Operations
This customer was already using VMware vRealize to manage much of their stack. With vRealize Operations, they could access VMware Hyper-Visor performance analytics and get memory right-sizing, out-of-the-box. Their issue and focus was on validating that Hyper-V could be right-sized—specifically, that Hyper-V VM memory could be optimized. We quickly added Blue…

Success Starts with a Great Plan

by Kyle Wassink on June 26, 2018

The information you glean from any database management system is only as good as the query created to retrieve the necessary data. That’s why it’s so important to understand and optimize the query plans written to find and get to that data. And while SQL Server query plans can provide a wealth of information you can use to diagnose query performance problems, those plans can be confusing and difficult to understand.

That’s why earlier this year we were excited to announce new enhancements to the vRealize Operations Management Pack For Microsoft SQL Server that provide, among other things, enhanced query plan analysis support. So let’s dig a bit deeper…

Multicloud: the new monitoring silo

by Mike Kelly on June 22, 2018

This article originally appeared on InfoWorld

Multicloud: the new monitoring silo

Enterprises are embracing cloud platforms, often having more than one provider to best suit the given application. But how to monitor across this hybrid environment?

Most IT professionals would agree that cloud computing is more about a paradigm than a physical displacement of computing resources. The “utility” paradigm is transformational by virtue of on-demand, elastic resources. But unlike being stuck with just a single local cable provider, the range of choice in cloud computing options also provides selectivity and customization best suited for the delivery of individual…

The Anatomy of a Blue Medora Management Pack

by Brock Peterson on June 21, 2018

Management packs are an efficient and effective way for admins to optimize their cloud-based IT infrastructure by extending and enhancing their management platforms. Management packs are highly popular across the industry with such well-known solutions as Microsoft’s System Center Operations Manager (SCOM), Oracle’s System Monitoring plug-in for Oracle Virtual Networking that extends its Enterprise Manager Cloud Control, and VMware vRealize Operations.

What’s in a management pack?  
Specifically, what’s in a Blue Medora management pack for VMware vRealize Operations Manager (vROps)? The adapter itself is the main component, but there are dashboards, content reports, views, smart alerts, and policies as well.

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