Data can be encrypted. Data can be backed-up. And data can be de-duplicated. But can that same data be encrypted, backed up and then de-duped? As usual, it depends …
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.
Among the many Content Packs available for Log Insight on the VMware Marketplace is the latest vRO Content Pack. This is a quick overview of the vRealize Orchestrator Content Pack for vRealize Log Insight.
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.
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.
For any customers accustomed to using VM Storage Profiles as a means to display their Storage Costs in vRealize Business, be aware that as of vSphere v6.0, this is no longer possible.
This post covers the configuration of remote collectors for vRealize Operations Manager, and explains how they are leveraged for the Enterprise Hybrid Cloud solution.
This post demonstrates how to create proactive alerts and notifications for DELL EMC ViPR within VMware vR Ops, and also how to link associated resolutions to the VMware vRA service catalog.
Virtual machine lifecycle management is a key feature and function of VMware vRA. Policies can be put in place to control virtual machine requests, approvals, provisioning, expiration, and reclamation. With the EHC solution, we can also include automatic backup and restore in the VM lifecycle.
But what happens when a user decides to destroy a VM, only to realise shortly afterwards their mistake, meaning they now need to restore a VM that has been destroyed? Well, that’s the thing …
As of vRB for Cloud v7.1, the integration between vRB and vRealize Operations Manager has changed to what the official documents describe as ‘seamless integration’.
We wanted to upgrade our EHC lab instance of vRealize Business Standard (v6.2.3) to vRealize Business for Cloud (v7.1.0). Using vRB v7.x has been a common request for some of our Financial customers who required vRB to support the Swiss Franc.
So after a quick glance at the vRB 7.x Install Guide, we realised that this is a migration, not an upgrade.
The recent release of EMC Storage Analytics (ESA) for vRealize Operations Manager provides the ability to discover and monitor EMC RP4VM (RecoverPoint for Virtual Machines).
This post will walk through the installation and configuration of the RP4VM adapter in vR Ops and show some of the available dashboards.
Going through a process of converting all self-signed certificates in our EHC environment to CA-signed certs. First we converted all of the vCenter Server certificates, available here, but then we were faced with updating the certificates used by the various other vRealize Suite components that integrate with vCenter.
vRealize Operations Manager was the first on the list of those components.
This post provides some high-level detail on what was required for us to migrate to CA-signed certificates on an existing vCenter Server installation. Our overall plan was to upgrade versions of the EHC solution (EHC v3.1 to EHC v3.5) which meant that we needed to upgrade from vSphere v5, using SSO, to vSphere 6, using the new PSC (Platform Services Controller).
The latest release of EMC Storage Analytics (ESA) for VMware vRealize Operations Manager went GA May 2nd 2016, and among the many new features and supported objects is EMC Avamar.
This post will walk through the installation and configuration of the Avamar Adapter in vR Ops and show some of the available Avamar dashboards.
The EMC Storage Analytics (ESA) management pack integrates the features and functionality of vRealize Operations Manager with a wide range of EMC products. The ESA delivers custom analytics and visualisations that provide detailed visibility into the EMC infrastructure, enhancing troubleshooting and proactively identifying storage performance and capacity issues for remediation.
This post will focus on the installation, configuration and operations provided by the VNX adapter (mainly because that’s all that I have in the lab right now!)
Appearance matters, so when you make the effort to install and configure vRA itself or as part of the Enterprise Hybrid Cloud solution, it makes sense that you should customise/brand the vRA catalog services. This is especially important if the environment is customer-facing, be it a demo/PoC or a real customer environment.
In response to a request from a colleague, I had grabbed screenshots of each of the Management Packs installed in vRealize Operations Manager, expanding each to display what dashboards were available within.
This could possibly be the least technical post on here, but anyway, it may be useful to some!
vRealize Automation integrates with vRealize Operations Manager in a couple of ways, and it may not immediately be apparent which integration point is responsible for what functionality.