Configuring MySQL databases for monitoring in vRealize Operations

by Tim George on November 6, 2018

If MySQL has become mission critical to your organization, you’ve probably invested heavily into one of the many server technologies and/or management tools for MySQL. From commercial solutions to open source options like MySQL Workbench, HeidiSQL, Navicat, phpmyadmin, or SQLPro, specialized management tools help scale the use of MySQL to the reliability and agility requirements of modern production environments. But when MySQL grows within an organization, teams well beyond DataOps need contextual visibility, especially when things go wrong.

Blue Medora helps virtualization and DataOps teams work better together to monitor and troubleshoot instances so everything stays up and running, even as the complexity and criticality of MySQL grows. If you…

A powerful combination: Blue Medora and VMware vRealize Operations for Power

by Jamie Gruener on November 6, 2018

At VMworld Barcelona 2018, VMware and IBM announced general availability of VMware vRealize Operations for Power. This new solution extends the power of Blue Medora’s True Visibility Suite for vRealize to IBM Power systems.  Using Blue Medora technology and Management Packs, this vRealize Operations solution is now able to manage Power servers to create a single pane of glass for IBM customers’ data centers across both Power and x86 hardware.

This new solution demonstrates the strategic collaboration between Blue Medora, VMware and IBM by helping IT administrators run production operations across large, complex heterogeneous and hybrid environments with an open and extensible platform.  


Analyzing Dell EMC VxRail performance with vRealize and Blue Medora

by Brock Peterson on November 1, 2018

In 2009 EMC and Cisco embarked on a joint venture called VCE, or Virtual Computing Environment. Those involved in this project designed and built converged infrastructure appliances called VBlock. They were comprised of Cisco UCS servers, Cisco networking switches (Nexus and MDS), EMC storage (Symmetrix VMAX, VNX, Clariion, Celerra storage, and Ionix UIM/P), and VMware virtualization software. VBlock was first brought to market in 2011.

Subsequently, VCE offered additional converged appliances called VxBlock, which were basically VBlock with the ability to run VMware NSX. For reference, see Yon Ubago’s detailed article.

In 2015, VCE released its latest converged/hyper-converged appliance called VxRack. VxRack was delivered in two forms: VxRack…

Introducing vROpsCLI from Blue Medora

by Steven Miller on October 26, 2018

Blue Medora provides some of the best in breed monitoring integrations within VMware vRealize® Operations™ (vROps). Sometimes configuring those integrations, especially for our largest customers, is tedious. In order to help our customers, and the overall vROps ecosystem, we are proud to introduce vROpsCLI, a freely distributed open source project for the vRealize community. This utility can be used alone, or as part of a larger scripted process, to automate many vROps configuration tasks—even tasks unrelated to management pack support. Let’s look at some common use scenarios.

Introducing vROpsCLI from Blue Medora

What’s new in BindPlane: pumpkin spice metrics

by Moria Fredrickson on October 25, 2018

Everyone’s favorite season is in full swing! You know what that means…scarves, orchards and pumpkin-spice metrics are on the menu at Blue Medora.

Figure 1: Do I smell pumpkin spice?

The month was dominated by two big events, the GA release of our expanded BindPlane for Microsoft Azure Monitor service at Ignite and the debut of our Google Cloud Partnership at NEXT. Work on both of those projects also drove several new integrations in our catalog this month.

Teaming up with Google Cloud on enterprise observability

As I mentioned, we’re collaborating with Google to automate metric and log collection in an effort to bring observability…

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