Tuesday, September 26, 2017

vROps Webinar 2017 - Part 4 - Optimizing Workload Performance Using Automation

While we all know that, automating day to day operations tasks is becoming the choice of an IT organization, it is hard for them to find a solution which can completely understand their business policies and provide them the efficiency they need from automating simple operational tasks.

Based on our research, we found that, one of the most time consuming activity done by an Virtual Infrastructure Administrator is to juggle resources between the changing business requirements and ensure that every VM which is being hosted in their environment is BEING SERVED WELL.
With VMware vRealize Operations 6.6, a new and innovative solution is introduced to cater to this use case. While there are other products in the market which claim to have done this, what we have learned from our customers that Technology applied by those solutions quickly forgets that Automation should also consider business policies. This functionality is called Workload Balance. In our last episode of the webinar series, we discussed and demo'ed this capability.

Here is the recording:






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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Announcing General Availability of VMware vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager 1.0

VMware just announced the aviability of VMware vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager.

VMware vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager automates Day 0 to Day 2 operations of the entire vRealize Suite, enabling simplified operational experience for customers. vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager automates lifecycle management with a single pane of glass, thereby freeing customer resources to focus on business-critical initiatives, while improving time to value (TTV), reliability, and consistency.


Here is quick video showcasing the product and capabilities:



Key capabilities include:

·       Simplified New Install of vRealize Suite
o  Product & Solution Based install (VVD)
o  Standardized deployment sizing (S/M/L)
o  Silent Install (infra as code)
·       Support Brownfield Environment - Import existing environment
·       Single sign-on (vIDM integration)
·       GUI & API based
·       Export configuration (JSON template)
·       Snapshot and one-click upgrade
·       Day 2 Operations - Scale-out, Organic growth
·       Pre-checks & Validation
·       myvmware.com Integration
·       Configuration Management and Drift Reporting
·       Health Monitoring (Integration with vROPS SDDC Health)
·       Error Handling / Log Bundles
·       Aligned to VMware reference architecture & VMware validated designs
·       Backup and restore with EMC Avamar.


Important Links:

·       Download Landing Page

·       Release Notes 



Monday, September 4, 2017

vROps Webinar 2017 - Announcing Part 4 : Optimizing Workload Performance Using Automation


Back from VMworld 2017. Clearly, this has to be the BEST EVER VMworld for VMware and its customers. I am still hungover from all the announcements and amazing solutions we have to offer to our customers.

Well, in all this excitement, I wanted to make sure that we are able to keep our promise of sharing more about vRealize Operations 6.6. In my last episode of the webinar series, I gave you a quick overview of the all new version of vROps. IN this episode, I want to DIVE DEEP into the interesting topic of introducing automation into operations.

While we all know that, automating day to day operations tasks is becoming the choice of an IT organization, it is hard for them to find a solution which can completely understand their business policies and provide them the efficiency they need from automating simple operational tasks.

Based on our research, we found that, one of the most time consuming activity done by an Virtual Infrastructure Administrator is to juggle resources between the changing business requirements and ensure that every VM which is being hosted in their environment is BEING SERVED WELL.

With VMware vRealize Operations 6.6, a new and innovative solution is introduced to cater to this use case. While there are other products in the market which claim to have done this, what we have learned from our customers that Technology applied by those solutions quickly forgets that Automation should also consider business policies.

With Workload Balance as the next topic of our Webinar Series, we will talk about some real world use cases and demonstrate how we can AUTOMATE OPERATIONS keeping in mind the business goals and requirements. I have selected a date post VMworld Barcelona and hopefully it will suit you.

Make sure that you save the invite. Here are the details: 👇👇👇


Session Title
Date
Tuesday, 19th September 2017
Time
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM Pacific Time
Speakers
Sunny Dua & Simon Eady
Webinar Link
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See you at the Webinar!!  👋👋👋👋