vROps 6.2 is out ! Here is why you should deploy it.

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The SDDC, as theorized by VMware is going, from a technical side, towards automation and industrialization. One of the major tool to achieve this goal for customers is vROps. vROps 6.0 significantly improved the automation level one can easily achieve with improved dashboards to understand better its environment and application, giving the ability to control deeper and easier the way everything is going and finally allowing automated action (even limited, the feature is paving the way for the future for Read More …

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vRA 7.0 is released. What about you ?

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It’s a pretty exciting moment that we are living in the Cloud Industry and at VMware : vRA 7.0 is officially released. vRA 7.0 is here to smooth the way to leverage the “state of the art” technologies in the Cloud industry. I will post something later on the limitations in the coming days (hopefully). 4 main features have just landed with vRA 7.0 : vIDM : Identity Management was somehow a pain in vRA 6.x, for companies with special configuration, multiple Event Read More …

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vROps / How to use the REST API to gather a metric’s configuration details

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Really recently, I discussed with a customer which is planning to use, for very specific usecases, vROps 6. I am confident he will achieve what his customer is expecting from him. No doubt on this. By the way, my hands-on experience on vROps 6 told me that, while (over-)achieving your targets with vROps will undoubtfully be done, I also learnt that you may loose many times to just find the right metric for the right purpose. I had the opportunity Read More …

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vRA / Re-installing the IaaS Server on the same Windows machine after a failure

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I recently started the deployment of a “lab” environment of vRA. To be transparent, I did this to present vRealize Business “Standard” to some clients that are holding the right to use the product but do not know the product and its benefits. Anyway, I deployed this infrastructure (I may write an article on this deployment in a near future) : Srv1 : vRealize Automation (vRA, formerly know as vCAC : vCloud Automation Center) 6.2 Appliance Srv2 : IaaS Server (No Read More …

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vROps / Howto create an XML file to customize automatically your dashboards

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vCOps 5.x was a great product for Administrators but, vROps is just amazing. vCOps was really good and stable, let you customize many informations and screens, but vROps gave its users the ability to define easily reports, supermetrics (was possible in previous release but so difficult :)), XML files (was possible as well but not integrated in the UI). This list is really limited considering the numerous new features of vROps 6.0. In this article, I want to focus on XML Read More …

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VMware SSO 5.5 in HA mode

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As everyone knows, in vSphere 5.1, VMware introduced the SSO Service. This service is designed to handle every authentication requests, coming from more and more VMware’s services. Unfortunately, in 5.1, SSO was not a great pleasure to administrate. To solve many problem of SSO 5.1, VMware released in September 2013, version 5.5 of the vSphere Suite. This version really solved many problems of SSO and also introduced some new features : Multi Master mode and Site management (to list just 2 Read More …

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