This post takes a look at some of the monitoring and alerting options available for VxRail administrators, including native, on-premises, and off-premises Software as a Service options.Continue reading
This is a short post to explain how to configure syslog forwarding from VxRail Manager to vRealize Log Insight.Continue reading
A nice custom widget to add to your VxRail dashboard in vROps is a simple diagram to clearly display the various versions of VxRail running in your environment.
The VxRail Management Pack for vRealize Operations Manager provides 5 out-of-the-box VxRail-specific reports to choose from. This post provides details on what these reports provide, how the information is presented, and how to run each report.Continue reading
The VxRail Management Pack for vROps has been released. This post is a quick overview of what this provides and how to install it.Continue reading
This is a short post highlighting how some of the vRealize Suite products interact with VxRail, how they connect, and what kind of information is provided by each specific to the VxRail itself.Continue reading
Published Aug 19th 2019
This post is a result of me wanting to understand the various install-tools, steps, and processes involved in deploying VCF on VxRail.Continue reading
Published August 1st 2019
VxRail ACE provides the ability to identify performance anomalies on the VxRail system, while at the same time learning which anomalies are to be expected as the norm.Continue reading
Published 11th July 2019
A standard VxRail deployment provides the ability to deploy a VMware vRealize Log Insight appliance in Standalone Mode. In order to provide high availability for this Log Insight instance, the single vRLI appliance should be expanded to a 3-node vRLI cluster.Continue reading
A very basic rule of thumb when it comes to system monitoring is that Red is Bad, and Green is Good. Yellow/Orange/Amber then might mean that something is wrong, definitely not quite right, and needs attention before it goes Red.
The VxRail ACE Health Score helps customers prioritize those issues that need attention.Continue reading
As of June 3rd 2019 VxRail ACE (Analytical Consulting Engine) is in Early Access availability for VxRail customers. This post should give you a better idea of what ACE is and how it works.Continue reading
This post covers how to configure integration between Avamar Proxy Servers and VMware Log Insight.Continue reading
This post covers how to forward the log files for DellEMC Avamar Server to VMware Log Insight.Continue reading
As of VMworld 2018, the folks at Blue Medora have released the VxRail Management Pack for vROps, so naturally enough we wanted to find out what it could do.Continue reading
While installing and configuring some vROps Management Packs, we came across an issue where the vSAN Disk Groups were showing ‘Unknown Health’ in vROps.Continue reading
The VMware vRO Management Pack for vROps provides the ability to monitor the workflows of 3rd party vRO packages in addition to it’s own default vCenter and Management Pack workflows.Continue reading
Just noticed that vROps v6.6 now comes with an adapter for vRealize Business for Cloud, so obviously felt the need to configure it and see what it provides.Continue reading
Upgrading multiple vRealize components in our lab to latest available, this time it was vRealize Business for Cloud to be upgraded.
We upgraded our DELL EMC Storage Analytics to v4.4 with vROps v6.6.1 to see what we could see see see, and all that we could see see see was basically what we saw before, but better.Continue reading
Before upgrading some of the vRealize components in our lab, I wanted to check the existing operations between some of the components, namely vROps and vRA. It turns out that the configuration requirements are quite different with the newer versions of vRA and the vRA Management Pack for vROps.