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Come and Participate in VMworld Design Studio!

Dear vRealize Operations Customers,

 

Would you like to help define the next generation of vRealize Operations? We invite you to participateintheVMware Design StudioatVMworld 2017 US.

 

What Kind of Study Is This?

In the VMware Design Studio, we will show a few key product directions and design prototypes. This is a unique opportunity to get your voice heard and interact in a small group or 1:1 session with the product teams.

 

This year there will be three topics for vROps: 1) vRealize Operations – New and Improved Capacity Management; 2) vRealize Operations – Exploring New Ways for Application Management; 3) vRealize Lifecycle Management. Customers can sign up for one or more sessions based on their time availability or interests.

 

What&#rsquo;s in it for YOU?

Upon completion of the session, we will offer you very cool &#rsquo;VMware Design Partner&#rdquo; swag!

 

Where and when is Design Studio?

The sessions will be held in in Mandalay Bay Convention Center – 3rd Floor – room Palm H from Monday 8/28 thru Thursday 8/31

 

To schedule a session, contact Ashley . Or go to this link to signup:www.bit.do/vrops2017

 

Plus if you want to learn about other VMware products, please check out other cool sessions here:https://uxresearchers.github.io/lv17-blog/

 

Please act quickly as we will be able to work with just a small set of customers – thank you for your time and your interest in improving VMware products!

 

Thank you! We look forward to hearing from you!

 

Ashley Pan ()

User Experience Researcher @VMware

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New Contest : Share Your vROps 6.6 Upgrade Story

The VMware Communities is running a contest on vRealize Operations 6.6 (vROps 6.6). Make sure you check it out and participate by sharing your upgrade experience. Top winners will get exciting prizes!

Click HERE to Share Your Story

If you are all excited about our new release of vROps 6.6 and have already upgraded, please share your story. We are running a contest through July 2017 to spotlight the top 3 stories in our upcoming blog. The top 3 winners will be selected to get a 1:1 training workshop for your entire team with our product experts.

Top 5 reasons to upgrade to vROps 6.6:

  • Simple to use and more efficient
  • Fully automated workload balancing
  • More Dashboards Out of the Box
  • Tighter Integration with VSAN, vRealize Log Insight, vRealize Business for Cloud
  • Better look and feel with HTML5 Clarity UI

Watch this 5-min video to learn how to upgrade!

Post your success story in the VMware Communities forum answering these simple questions:

  • Why did you upgrade to vRealize Operations 6.6?
  • What benefits have you seen from this upgrade?
  • What best practices can you share with your peers?

Click HERE to Share Your Story

Judge Criteria: Most interesting best practices, upgrade themes into any of the 5 reasons above.

Once you upgrade, watch these videos to get the most out of vROps 6.6

  • Getting Started Dashboards (video) These Persona-Based dashboards allow the user to look at five categories for a quick access to valuable information: Operations, Capacity & Utilization, Performance Troubleshooting, Workload Balance, and Configuration & Compliance.
  • Troubleshooting of VM (video): Bringing together log analytics with vROps 6.6, you are able to troubleshoot across structured and unstructured data in one place. Tackle issues faster with grouping alerts.
  • Workload Balancing (video): Validate and modify DRS settings, rebalance unbalanced data centers or custom data centers, and automate. This is the enhanced experience allow you to eliminate performance bottleneck & increase capacity efficiency.

Look forward to exciting stories! Go vROps 6.6 Ninja!!

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July 19th: Getting More Out of vRealize to Monitor Multiple Clouds

Be the multiple clouds hero and manage your entire IT infrastructure proactively. We are continuing our “Getting More Out of VMware vRealize” series with this special webinar on July 19th!

How often does your team run into storage issues, slow applications, network latency or growing multi-clouds? To ensure that your infrastructure platform is available when developers need it, join this special webinar on July 19 and learn how to manage operations across physical, virtual, and multiple cloudsenvironments so you can respond quickly to performance and management issues.

Why Should You Attend?

  • You want to do your job well, which is serving your end-users. Your goal is to ensure the IaaS platform delivers the SLA levels of performance and availability that you promise
  • You need to troubleshoot fast, and see problems before they become serious
  • If you cannot troubleshoot the root cause, at least you need to prove that it is not caused by your IaaS platform
  • Your IaaS platform is healthy, your storage, network, server, hypervisors are all doing well. However, storage is not working and it is impacting your CEO desktop. You want to see all. How each IT resource performs, and how is related to one another.

Join this specialwebinar “Get More Out of VMware: Improve Your Skills From Monitoring Virtual Machines to Multi-Clouds. Be the Hero!”

Date: July 19th 2017

Duration: 90 minutes

Time: 9:30 am PST

Audience: IT Admins, Operations and Capacity teams

What Will You Learn?

  • Proactive performance monitoring, alert management and predictive analytics
  • Cross-cloud visibility spanning heterogeneous on-premises and public cloud resource consumption
  • Accurate, timely cloud cost and capacity management, modeling, and forecasting
  • Automated workload balancing to proactively optimize application and infrastructure performance
  • Native operations management for hyper-converge infrastructure solutions powered by VMware VSAN
  • Moreover, learn best practices to upgrade your existing vSphere licenses as well as getting ready to manage multi-clouds

Be the hero for multi-clouds and present these new capabilities to your team. Our subject matter experts will be on hand to answer your questions during the webinar. Look forward to speaking with you soon!

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VMware Identity Manager (vIDM) for Log Insight

VMware Identity Manager (vIDM)is free withLog Insight, but it is a separatevirtual appliance (VA)that needs to be deployed (unless the customers has vRealize Automationwhich comes withvIDMintegrated and Log Insightcould then integrate with thevIDMin vRealize Automation.) Log Insight customers’ are entitled to use vIDM for Single Sign-On and authentication. vIDM is available to all versions of Log Insight, including Log Insight for vCenter and Log Insight for NSX.

 

vIDM is a service that extends on-premises directory infrastructure to provide a seamless Single Sign-On (SSO) experience for Log Insight as a separate VA.More information on vIDM can be found here.

 

VMware Identity Manager does not replace Active Directory, it integrates with it. Microsoft Active Directory integration will be configured in VMware Identity Manager instead of Log Insight. You can read on the difference between Log Insight and AD here.

 

vIDM is free for Log Insight and included in Log Insight 4.5 download page as a separateVA. vIDM VA is included in Log Insight 4.5 Download page as shown below:

 

It is located below the Log Insight Agents download.

How to Use vIDM for Log Insight

Configuration is done on the same Authentication page as Active Directory (AD):

IMPORTANT: Binding user must be a local VIDM user to work.

You must provide configuration information to an external VIDM instance (either on-prem or cloud). Once configuration is complete, you can navigate to the /admin/users page to add VIDM users and groups:

IMPORTANT: Pay special attention to the domain field as failing to set this properly will result in errors.

How to Log In using vIDM for Log Insight

It should be noted that once you enable VIDM the log on page for Log Insight will look a little different:

You will see that you must specify a provider (first drop-down). When you select VIDM, you will then be redirected to VIDM to authenticate unless you already have an active browser SSO token.

 

Migrating from AD to vIDM for Log Insight

It is not a best practice to have both AD and VIDM configured simultaneously. For those upgrading, it may be necessary to migrate from AD to VIDM. Here are the steps to migrate:

  1. Add VIDM integration to LI (not users or groups)
  2. Create a snapshot of all LI nodes
  3. Run a CLI script to migrate existing users (script here)
  4. Disable AD integration in LI
  5. Add VIDM groups as needed
  6. Modify users as needed

For Log Insight 4.5 we are dropping AD support but you can still have vIDM with AD in the back. You can find the article detailing the migration from AD to vIDM for Log Insight here.

For more information on vIDM on-premise deployment requirements and architectural design, click here.

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vRealize Operations 6.6: “I’m too sexy for my skin!”

vRealize Operations 6.6 gets sleeker and sexier in it’s new skin!

On June 13, many of the vRealize Suite components (namely vRealize Operations (vR Ops), vRealize Log Insight (vRLI), and vRealize Business for Cloud (vRBC) had an update GA release. With this latest release of vR Ops a big focus has been on “simplifying the user experience” and “quicker time to value”. We really want to simplify the lives of “Anita” the VI Admin, “Brian” the Infrastructure and Operations Admin, “Ethan” the Fire Fighter.

The slick new HTML 5 UI is based on the Clarity Design System. Upon login to vR Ops you will see the following screen. You will notice that in the left-hand pane we have single-click links to commonly used environment overview dashboards, including Workload Balancing, as well as bringing Log Analytics, and Business and Cost Insights all into one place - vR Ops.

 

 

See the FULL picture!

While we’re here let us first take a quick peek at bringing together Log Analytics with vR Ops. We commonly refer to this as “360 degree troubleshooting” as you are able to troubleshoot across structured and unstructured data in one place.

 

See the BIG picture!

Secondly, take a look at how Cloud Costing and vR Ops come together. Imagine being able to do things like capacity management or forecasting and being able to see the cost associated with these activities, or looking at reclaiming capacity and being able to associate a dollar figure to the potential cost (and resource) savings.

 

BALANCE your life, yes you “Anita”, “Brian” and “Ethan”!

WOW, how about the enhanced Workload Balancing? Validate and modify DRS settings; Rebalance unbalanced Data Centers or Custom Data Centers, and Automate!

 

Persona-Based Content

Let’s head over to the DASHBOARD page. Start with the “Getting Started” dashboard. This is a Persona-Based dashboard that allows the user to look at five different categories of dashboards and very quick open any of them from there. These categories are: Operations, Capacity & Utilization, Performance Troubleshooting, Workload Balance, and Configuration & Compliance. Included in there are also vSAN dashboards as well as vRealize Automation (vRA) dashboards. In this release both vSAN and vRA are natively supported, so anyone using vSAN or vRA can quickly take advantage of this native support.

 

Resolve Issues Faster

What about Alerting? You can now slice-and-dice alerts any which way you want to help you accelerate resolving alerts and fixing issues faster.

 

Secure the Software Defined Data Center

So what about securing the Software Defined Data Center (SDDC)? Well, that’s really important! You can now install - out of band - PCI DSS and HIPAA compliance content for the vSphere environment. This helps organizations with regulatory requirements improve their compliance posture.

 

Summary

vRealize Operations 6.6 has made some incredible improvements inspired by many of you out there that continue to challenge VMware and the Cloud Management Business Unit to do better! Thank you! Simplification; quicker time to value; persona-based dashboards and troubleshooting flows; enhanced fully automatable workload balancing; improved alerting to resolve issues quicker, and better securing the SDDC, are just scratching the surface of what vRealize Operations and vRealize Suite can help you with. I hope you enjoy this release!

 

Download and Try vRealize Operations 6.6 here!

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Automated Workload Balance

Welcome to your lights-out datacenter! With vRealize Operation 6.6 automated workload balance is easier and more controllable than ever. This latest release of vRealize Operation gives you the ability to balance workloads across clusters and datastores, simple controls to govern how much balance you want based on your business needs, three ways to activate it (automated, scheduled or manual), and a powerful dashboard from which you can view and regulate everything related to balance.

Why is workload balance so important?

Workload balance ensures all clusters have enough resources to avoid future contention. Contention is the bane of any VI/Cloud administrator, because it means applications and users are adversely affected. Do these questions sound like something you have faced in the past?

  • I don&#rsquo;t want to have a contention issue with my business critical applications. How do I ensure that clusters don&#rsquo;t get filled up beyond a target utilization level that will ensure there are enough resources for all?
  • If clusters and datastores get full, how can my team build confidence to move VMs around that will guarantee that the VMs and the applications get the resources they want?
  • Budget cuts are happening, I must ensure Windows and Oracle license costs are contained. Can I limit their movement to a few set of clusters that I pay for?

Workload balance attempts to prevent hot spots by intelligently spreading VMs across clusters and datastores. If a cluster is filled to the brim with VMs, any resource spike will cause contention in the cluster. However, if we balance the VMs across clusters, giving each cluster has a little bit of wiggle room, they can better handle with any sudden resource needs. Think of workload balance as an insurance policy against resource contention. Automating this process is KEY because it allows the system to automatically adjust when balance is needed, which means healthier applications, which means more time for you to concentrate on more strategic work and not application babysitting.

Wait a minute doesn&#rsquo;t DRS do that?

Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) and Storage DRS work to ensure balance and fight contention at the host level where as vRealize Operations workload balance does this at the cluster level. You can think of it like this, DRS is the best solution to automatically mitigate contention WITHIN the cluster and vRealize Operations is the best solution to automatically mitigate contention BETWEEN clusters. Together these create one tightly integrated cohesive solution working together to ensure your applications are always getting the resources they need.

How do other niche product move VMs?

Other products that claim to deal with contention will FIGHT with DRS causing a &#rsquo;ping-pong&#rdquo; affect. This happens when their product moves a VM into a host, but DRS quickly determines its not the RIGHT host for the workload and then moves it to an appropriate host. This causes the VM to be moved multiple times before it is properly placed. This is a waste of overhead and if the ping-ponging gets bad enough can actually CAUSE contention. To resolve this, these products have you turn off DRS all together leaving you without the benefits of DRS like host maintenancemode or affinity and anti-affinityrules or many others. Its like someone giving you a new pair of gloves and then asking you to cut your hands off. It just doesn’t make sense.

So how does automated workload balancework?

vRealize Operations workload balance runs at the datacenter level watches the CPU, memory and disk space across the different clusters therein. When it determines clusters are out of balance it steps in to provide its recommended balance plan highlighting which VMs should be moved to which clusters. It also provides a view of the resource utilization before and after the balance occurs so you can visualize the benefits. Again, this entire process can be automated and scheduled as we will see later to make it hands-free.

Once you accept the balance plan, vRealize Operations workload balance begins moving the VMs to their new cluster and allows DRS/SDRS to determine the proper host/datastore within the cluster in which to place the VMs. This mean no &#rsquo;ping-pong&#rdquo; affect. We also get the added benefit of leveraging the DRS processes that ensure VMs are running on the right hosts (e.g. HW Compatibility checks, HA & Admission control policies, Reservations, Shares and Limits).

How do you control balance?

vRealize Operations workload balance complete control over how evenly you want to spread your workloads across clusters. It provides two simple to use &#rsquo;knobs&#rdquo; that regulate how the balance process.

The first is the Balance Workloads slider which simply states how aggressively I want to pursue balance for a given datacenter. A setting of CONSERVATIVE means not worry about balance until one of the clusters starts to get too busy to handle the load. This might be something you would use in a very dynamic environment. On the other hand, the AGGRESSIVE setting tries to keep things as closely balanced as possible. Obviously, this later means more VMs will move, but will also mean the clusters will be better equipped to deal with any recourse spikes (remember this is an insurance policy again contention).

 

The Cluster Headroom setting allows you to control &#rsquo;how full is full&#rdquo; for the clusters and datastores. This allows you to set a percentage of free space you want kept available and ensures clusters have a resource buffer for CPU, memory and disk space for which you are comfortable. When a cluster breaches that Cluster Headroom barrier it is a good indicator that a rebalance may be needed.

When does workload balance take action?

There are three ways to engage the workload balance process and begin moving VMs manual, automated and scheduled.

The manual method can be run directly from one of the rebalance alerts which indicate a workload balance is needed based on your control settings for Balance Workloads and Cluster Headroom above. It can also be run from the Workload Balance dashboard which gives you a quick view of the current workload of each cluster so you can determine if a rebalance is desired.

Either way it&#rsquo;s simply click the REBALANCE button, review the balance plan and hit START to run it. Easy!

But running this process manually is old-school and in today&#rsquo;s datacenters we need to automate as much as possible. Workload balance in vRealize Operations can be automated on a datacenter basis by simply switching the Automate flag to &#rsquo;yes&#rdquo; in the policy. This means you can automate it in your test datacenter and not in production or visa-versa. This means the next time a rebalance alert is generated instead of you having to deal with it it&#rsquo;s sent to the automation framework of vRealize Operations and automatically remediated.

The third option is the best one yet in my opinion. Instead of manually inspecting your datacenter balance or waiting for an alert to fire and automatically fixing it (which could happen in the middle of a work day) why not create an ongoing rebalance schedule? vRealize Operations allows you to ensure balance across your clusters using a schedules process that can be run during your standard maintenance windows, which is when these types of actions should be taken. In a very dynamic datacenter you may want to do this once a week or once a month in a more static environment. You should of course still use the automated method as a backup in case its needed, but with the scheduled rebalance hopefully it never will be.

Everything in one place

Finally, vRealize Operations 6.6 provides you one place to go and do everything associated with balance. The new Workload Balance dashboard gives you the ability to view current cluster balance in each datacenter, access to the workload balance settings, the ability to set up a rebalance schedule, and the ability to run a rebalance action at any time. It&#rsquo;s your one-stop-shop for automated workload balance!

 

Try vRealize Operations 6.6 today and experience how automated workload balance can change your environment to a contention free lights-out datacenter! Stop babysitting your applications and free yourself up to start thinking about bigger more strategic activities in the workplace…or maybe take a well deserved vacation.

If you want to see it all working you can watch this Automated Workload Balance video.

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vRealize Intelligent Operations – The Smart Choice

vRealize Operations - The #1 Virtualization Management Solution

Thousands of customers worldwide already recognize vRealize Intelligent Operations as the smart choice for managing hybrid environments. Independent reviewers on IT Central Station consistently rank vRealize Operations the #1 virtualization management solution (based on product reviews, ratings and comparisons). These reviewers cite the choice as a &#rsquo;no brainer,&#rdquo; because of the stability, enterprise-class features, depth and integration with other VMware products as the reason for their choice.

With this week&#rsquo;s release, we confirm what these reviewers already know, that VMware leads the market for operations management because it is the obvious choice. The release offers innovative new features across the suite, with key advances in cloud, automation and SDDC management. Customers like Bharti Airtel are a reflection of the commitment to the vRealize Intelligent Operations suite.

&#rsquo;Bharti Airtel is committed to delivering best-in-class service experience to its 280 million plus customers. To enable a seamless service experience on this scale and ensure continuity at all times, we are transitioning all our applications to private cloud and are leveraging VMware&#rsquo;s vRealize Operations to help us monitor our infrastructure as well as do future capacity planning. This has given elasticity and scalability to our business and added to the overall customer experience.&#rdquo;

Cloud Management/Costing

One of the most exciting aspects of the new release is the advancements made in cloud management. According to Mitch Wagner, Editor at Enterprise Cloud News, “The cost-cutting vRealize Business for Cloud 7.3 was most intriguing.”

By more tightly integrating vRealize Business with vRealize Operations, we are providing a platform for operations teams to have meaningful conversations with cloud planning/costing teams, business units and executive management. This integration repositions the operations team, empowering them with meaningful, actionable financial metrics. The information helps drive business decisions about where and how to place workloads (on premise vs. cloud environments like Amazon and Microsoft).

 

This integration can now be paired with the new and free VMware Hybrid Cloud Assessment (HCA), which helps customers make better cost decisions as they migrate workloads to private and public clouds. It&#rsquo;s fast and easy, and provides cloud cost insights in less than 3 hours.

Continuing with the theme of cloud management, we are introducing vRealize Network Insight 3.4, which includes a new Enterprise edition to allow management of AWS-based network and security. With this release, customers utilize the full spectrum of AWS security features to set more elaborate data retention policies and longer periods for deeper historical analysis.

Automation and Ease-of-Use

Under the theme of automation, we are announcing new Automated Workload Placement capabilities that bring the best of vSphere&#rsquo;s DRS (Distributed Resource Scheduler) together with the predictive analysis capabilities of vRealize Operations 6.6. This linkage allows customers to view and set DRS settings directly from vRealize Operations, resulting in automated, intelligent placement of workloads based on a customer&#rsquo;s business requirements. vRealize Operations predicts anomalies and potential issues, telling DRS to make a change or shift a workload BEFORE a performance issue occurs. This feature also ensures proper initial placement, utilizing Operations analytics to optimize placement of workloads through vRealize Automation.

In addition, we have dramatically simplified the product by focusing on key personas, including Performance, Operations, Compliance and Capacity. When getting started with vRealize Operations 6.6, customers immediately know where to go, getting actionable information that is specific to their role.

 

Plan, Manage and Scale the SDDC

Next-generation management depends on a consistent operational model across the SDDC and public cloud. With this release, we are announcing several new features and integrations that simplify management, providing a consistent and integrated view across the pillars of compute, network and storage.

Native vSAN Management – vRealize Operations 6.6 includes native management of VMware&#rsquo;s vSAN, meaning customers manage virtual storage without acquiring additional software. Also, a new set of custom dashboards are included, tailored to provide VSAN visibility and troubleshooting capabilities. This integration provides a comprehensive view into performance and capacity of the vSAN environment, as well as deep troubleshooting capabilities of vSAN clusters. Once an issue is detected, customers can take advantage of vRealize Operations actions to correct it.

Log Insight Integration - Continuing with the integration theme, vRealize Operations 6.6 offers in-context integration with in our Log Insight product, allowing managers to view both structured and unstructured data (logs) from a single console. Events and alerts in vRealize Operations are now enriched with log file data, saving precious time when an operations team is diagnosing a mission-critical issue.

To learn more about our exciting new release, please refer to the vRealize Intelligent Operations homepage.

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How Are You Managing Multi-Cloud Environments?

How Are You Managing Multi-Cloud Environments?

Managing operations in the Cloud era is not easy.

 

Organizations across every sector are applying digital technologies to disrupt models of business and engagement, and to reimagine the customer experience. The ability to bring new applications and services to market quickly has become the key to business success and competitive advantage. Moreover, businesses require modern data centers with the agility and scalability to support rapid business innovation. These modern data centers must extend to public clouds while ensuring and optimizing for performance, availability, compliance and cost.

Is your team leading IT initiatives to implement a digital transformation? Is your team ready to ensure high performance across multi-clouds?

Take this short survey and get a chance to win a $100 gift card!

Help us to understand how your organization is keeping pace with growing business demands, and how you are scaling data center management across multi-clouds, including private clouds such as Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware vSphere and public clouds such as AWS, Azure, Google.

• Are you implementing an operations platform to help optimize planning and utilization?
• Are you using an operations platform to automate processes to assure infrastructure and application performance?
• How do you achieve operational excellence, while minimizing costs?

Given these points, share the success stories and challenges you face as you increase the agility of your operations and build your competitive advantage.

Take this short survey now and enter to win a $100 gift card!

In brief, our next blog will be based on this survey&#rsquo;s results. We look forward to your participation.

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Aligning vRealize Operations with Business Outcomes – vROps White Paper

VMware just published my vROps White Paper titled “Aligning vRealize Operations with Business Outcomes” on the VMware Tech Papers site. In particular, this white paper explores a common theme among many VMware customers. Specifically, customersare looking for IT reporting that closelyresembles their lines of business such as services, departments, applications, and other logical business models. Furthermore, for most customers, measuring performance, utilization, and consumption at the logical business unit is more important to business leaders than at the vSphere Cluster.This is because in today&#rsquo;s world, services and applications can span multiple infrastructures from private, through hybrid, to public.Generally, IT reporting around business services has been difficult with traditionaltools as they are very infrastructure-centric. In addition, lack of metadata or context and abstraction technologies compound the problem, making simple correlation difficult.

This vROps White Paper is your guide

This vROps White Paper is designed toserve as a comprehensive guide that ties various distinct vROps features into a cohesive solution. Therefore, the goal of this white paper is to enable IT to become more transparent and alignedwith business structure. As a result, the white paper walks through extending vROpsto provide business-oriented reporting that empowers business stakeholdersto make better decisions by gaining visibility and insight into various business services in the datacenter or cloud. Consequently, this white paper covers the following topis in depth and connects the dots among them:

Custom Group

Define Custom Groups that align the IT infrastructure with the business structure of your organization.

Super Metrics

Turn business questions into Super Metrics that quantify the way you do business by metering service utilization, performance, and consumption.

Custom Dashboards

Present the new-found information in business consumable dashboards that aid in the decision-making processes.

Security

Provide secure access and authorize users to only view information relevant to their organizational role.

Automation

Explore various options to automate various aspects of this process or the complete solution.

In conclusion, vRealize Operations Manager does a great job at providing infrastructure analytics; however, it does not automatically provide performance, utilization, and consumption around business units, applications, and services. Leveraging this white paper, IT can use the same set of analytics they are already familiar with to answer real-world business questions and better align IT with business-oriented outcomes.

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Cloud Costing in vRealize Operations! One place, Really?

Operations and Business Alignment with vRealize

In the latest release of vRealize Operations (vR Ops), both vRealize Log Insight (vRLI) and vRealize Business for Cloud (vRBC) are integrated.

In this post I’d like to point out and show you through a video how this integration between vR Ops and vRBC works, and how this functionality aligns Operations and the Business.

Wouldn’t it be nice to have all the operations data and the power of what vRealize Operations brings, but also have along side that the Private Cloud and Public Cloud (depending on edition of vRBC) data.. YES, that right, and all in one place..

Now you can! Perform a simple configuration step in vR Ops to point to your vRBC instance and you’re all set!

 

vRealize Suite brings together the ability to align IT Operations with the Business

Here’s a short video thatwalks you through how these capabilities come together, and how you will gain full cost transparency within the Private Cloud.. Also note that if you have vRBC Advanced edition you will also see the public cloud costing here!

 

Product requirements: vRealize Operations Manager 6.5 or higher, and vRealize Business for Cloud 7.2.1 or higher.

Summary: vRealize suite brings together the ability to align IT Operations with the Business.

 

What&#rsquo;s New?

·vRBC 7.2.1 release sets a new milestone for vRBC in the endeavor of more tightly-coupled integration with vRBC being available within vRealize Operationsas one of the menu options providing operational and cost visibility to the end user in a single pane of glass!!!

·vRBC 7.2.1 also re-brands cloud business analysis report as Hybrid Cloud Assessment

With new look and appeal it includes a concise and precise summary page describing Inventory, Total cost of ownership of infrastructure, Comparison of private cloud cost with that of public cloud, and a glimpse into how well the private cloud infrastructure is utilized and subsequent reclamation opportunities

Check out the new vRealize Business for Cloud here:

vRealize Business 7.2.1Download Landing Page

vRealize Business 7.2.1Documentation Landing

Check out the launch blog for more information here: https://blogs.vmware.com/management/2017/03/whats-new-vrealize-business-cloud-7-2-1.html

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