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With VMware Partner Exchange 2012 (PEX) starting today in Las Vegas, the intent of this short blog post is to highlight the presence of vCenter Orchestrator (vCO) at the event. If you are attending PEX, we welcome you to join us at the solutions exchange and several breakout sessions covering... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2012 at VMware vCenter Orchestrator Blog
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At VMworld Copenhagen just two weeks ago, VMware unveiled three new management suites to help customers transform how they manage infrastructure, applications and business services in virtual and cloud environments. We are pleased to announce the general availability of vCenter Configuration Manager 5.4.1 (VCM), a key component of the vCenter... Continue reading
And it is FRIDAY. Thank you for a great week of interaction focused on IT Management infrastructure and operations challenges customers face as they transition to the Cloud. In the coming weeks, I will follow up with detailed posts explaining the technical details you asked for. Throughout the week we... Continue reading
A quick post today - focusing on real world customer stories about vCenter Operations from VMworld 2011. To start with, here's a great video Chad Sakac posted about how vCenter Operations helped diagnose a network latency issue that plagued the first day of the Hands on Labs at VMworld 2011.... Continue reading
As IT organizations embrace Cloud computing to deliver IT as a service, they must adopt a new management approach—one that is as agile, proactive, flexible and dynamic similar to their new IT infrastructure. In the previous posts, I reviewed the trends about this new IT model, as well as pointed... Continue reading
Not trying to be controversial with a provocative title, but let's check the new IT reality and then review the fundamentals behind the traditional management tools: Traditional IT management tools focus on managing silos - applications running on dedicated IT infrastructure. Virtualization breaks these silos, decoupling applications from infrastructure. Virtual... Continue reading
Let’s take a look at the new reality of IT – a quick survey shows the following: Virtualization is now ubiquitous, with more virtual machines than physical. The traditional way of running IT – tightly bound vertical technology stacks – has given way to shared pools of infrastructure resources, from... Continue reading
Hello! My name is Hemant Gaidhani and let me be the first to welcome you to the second in our continuing series of week-long forums for discussion and advice from real VMware experts who are helping architecting real-world customer solutions. Starting this week, I’ll be taking over the VMware Virtualization... Continue reading
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A quick post so you can grab your limited edition vCenter Operations t-shirt! vCenter Operations is rocking at VMworld 2011 with several breakout sessions and solutions exchange booth. More importantly check out the super session by Ramin Sayer, VP Products, Cloud and Virtualization Management "SUP1018 Managing Virtual and Cloud IT... Continue reading
VMworld 2011 is here, so here's a quick run-down on the VCO presence at VMworld: Breakout sessions: Session ID: CIM3235: Title: Leveraging vCenter Orchestrator for Your Cloud Deployment and Operations Speaker: Thomas Corfmat, Thirumalesh Reddy and Hemant Gaidhani, VMware Date & Time: Aug 31, 2011, Wed 11:00AM – 12:00PM Session... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2011 at VMware vCenter Orchestrator Blog
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One more vCenter Orchestrator plug-in - just in time for VMworld 2011! VMware vCenter Orchestrator AMQP Plug-in is now generally available. The VMware vCenter Orchestrator AMQP plug-in allows organizations to automatically trigger workflows based on AMQP messages. AMQP (Advanced Message Queueing Protocol) is a highly-scalable publish/subscribe message protocol that is... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2011 at VMware vCenter Orchestrator Blog
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vCenter Operations gives infrastructure and operations teams the visibility and intelligence to proactively manage service levels in dynamic environments, using patented analytics and an integrated approach to performance, capacity and configuration management. Recently we started the vCenter Operations Unplugged series of posts to explain the cool features in the product.... Continue reading
A quick Friday note to point out that VMware Center for Policy and Compliance recently announced latest content update for Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) in vCenter Configuration Manager (VCM). Check the blog post at the VMware Security & Compliance Blog for further details. In case you are not aware,... Continue reading
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Perhaps just a coincidence, but I got this question during two customer presentations this week - is there a way in vCenter CapacityIQ what-if scenarios to point out which resource is causing the capacity shortfall? In other words, is there a way to see which resource is the bottleneck before... Continue reading
Just quick note to point that following 3 new vCenter Orchestrator plug-ins are now available: HTTP-REST SOAP vCenter Update Manager For #1 and #2, check - check out vCenter Orchestrator HTTP-REST and SOAP Plug-ins Now Available and VMware released the vCenter Orchestrator SOAP and REST Plug-ins. Also a quick tutorial... Continue reading
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Here's one more vCenter Orchestrator plug-in - didn't we say we are listening. vCenter Orchestrator plug-in for vCenter Update Manager is also GA. This plug-in integrates Orchestrator's robust workflow automation platform with patch management framework provided by vCenter Update Manager. With this new plug-in, IT administrators can automate tasks such... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2011 at VMware vCenter Orchestrator Blog
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VMware vCenter Application Discovery Manager (ADM) 6.2 is now GA. vCenter ADM 6.2 adds the following new capabilities besides numerous routine fixes: Ability to authorize and authenticate Active Directory users - ADM 6.2 can authorize and authenticate users created in Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Active Directory and Microsoft Windows Server... Continue reading
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Virtualization Admins have a tough job. Every day they face tough questions like: Is there a performance problem in my virtual infrastructure (VI)? Is it an ESX population issue? Is it a single VM gone haywire? What VMs are being affected? If you’re a VI Admin then you know what... Continue reading
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VMware Compliance Checker for vSphere is a free, downloadable product for checking compliance of vSphere environment to help you ensure that it remains secure and compliant. It provides detailed compliance checks against the VMware vSphere Hardening Guidelines. For example, you can print the reports that Compliance Checker produces, and can... Continue reading
We are extremely pleased to announce the General Availability of the VMware vCenter Orchestrator Plug-in for Microsoft Active Directory! The VMware vCenter Orchestrator plug-in for Microsoft Active Directory allows organizations to automate the management of directory services tasks, particularly as they pertain to cloud provisioning use cases. For instance, the... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2011 at VMware vCenter Orchestrator Blog
VMware has released vCenter Operations Enterprise 1.0 (formerly known as Alive Enterprise). With this release, we have now completed the rebranding and integration of Alive into VMware portfolio. As I stated in earlier blog post, vCenter Operations Enterprise edition offers performance, capacity and configuration management capabilities for both virtual and... Continue reading
Just want to announce that we recently launched the new vCenter Orchestrator blog. Please check it out. We are also extending vCenter Orchestrator's capabilities to the broader VMware cloud ecosystem with the release of plug-ins such as: VMware vCenter Orchestrator Plug-in for VMware vCloud Director 1.0.1 VMware vCenter Orchestrator Plug-In... Continue reading
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We are extremely pleased to announce the General Availability of the VMware vCenter Orchestrator Plug-in for Cisco UCS Manager. The UCS Manager Plug-In plays an important role in enabling organizations to automate and simplify the management of their cloud infrastructure by extending vCO's reach to the UCS platform. What's more,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2011 at VMware vCenter Orchestrator Blog
VMware vCenter Orchestrator is a powerful orchestration engine packaged with VMware vCenter Server to enable automation of routine administrative tasks using workflows. This blog will provide you insights into vCenter Orchestrator, including product information, news, related product announcements, cool customer stories, technical tips and tricks and best practices. vCenter Orchestrator... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2011 at VMware vCenter Orchestrator Blog
In the previous post, I provided a general context behind vCenter Operations and the rationale for integrated performance, capacity and configuration management. In this blog post, I will highlight a few vCenter Operations capabilities, specifically for vSphere administrators, that makes it so unique. vCenter Operations eliminates the need to have... Continue reading