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Forward Avamar Proxy log files to Log Insight

This post covers how to configure integration between Avamar Proxy Servers and VMware Log Insight.

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Forward Avamar log files to VMware Log Insight

This post covers how to forward the log files for DellEMC Avamar Server to VMware Log Insight.

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On-Demand Backup options for vRA Virtual Machines

This post provides a walk through of executing an on-demand Backup of a Virtual Machine owned by vRealize Automation, changing an existing VM Backup Policy, and adding Data Protection to an unprotected Virtual Machine using the DellEMC Data Protection Extension.

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Installing the vRealize Data Protection Extension from Dell EMC

This post covers the installation of the vRealize Data Protection Extension from Dell EMC.

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Dell EMC vRealize Automation Data Protection Extension: This much I know

The Dell EMC vRealize Data Protection Extension  provides out of the box Backup as a Service functionality for vRA Tenant virtual machines.

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VxRail Management Pack for vROps

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.

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vSAN Disk Group Unknown in vROps

While installing and configuring some vROps Management Packs, we came across an issue where the vSAN Disk Groups were showing ‘Unknown Health’ in vROps.

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Using VVD on VxRail as CMP-only

VMware Validated Design (VVD) VxRail for the Software Defined DataCenter (SDDC) is a prescriptive architecture whose value customers easily recognize and appreciate, but in some cases may also need to deviate-from based on their own requirements. One such use case is where existing VxBlock customers want to leverage VVD on VxRail but also want to retain their existing infrastructure.

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Configure vRB Remote Data Collector

When using remote vCenter endpoints with vRealize Automation, it is important to configure a vRealize Business for Cloud Remote Data Collector (or two) local to the remote endpoint.

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Monitoring vRA XaaS Workflows with vROps

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.

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Installing vRO Management Pack for vROps

The installation of the vRealize Orchestrator (vRO) Management Pack for vRealize Operations Manager (vROps) is quite straightforward, though the configuration of the adapter takes a little more than is outlined in the official Mgmt Pack for vRO v1.0 Guide

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Backup and De-duplication of Encrypted Data

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 …

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vRB for Cloud Management Pack for vROps

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.

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vRO Content Pack for vRealize Log Insight

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.

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Upgrade vRB for Cloud to v7.3.1

Upgrading multiple vRealize components in our lab to latest available, this time it was vRealize Business for Cloud to be upgraded.

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DellEMC ESA v4.4 with vROps v6.6.1

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.

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Configuring vRA Management Pack for vROps

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.

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vRB Storage Costs by Storage Profile begone

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.

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Configure vROps Remote Collectors

This post covers the configuration of remote collectors for vRealize Operations Manager, and explains how they are leveraged for the Enterprise Hybrid Cloud solution.

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vROps and ViPR Alert Notifications 

This post demonstrates how to create proactive alerts and notifications for DELL EMC ViPR within VMware vROps, and also how to link associated resolutions to the VMware vRA service catalog.

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