VMworld 2019: Quick notes from Barcelona

As VMworld Europe is behind us, I’d like to share a few highlights for you. But before we dive in, I am  happy to report that our Cloud Management BU had a very strong showing across the board, and the feedback we are getting is very good. More than 4,000 customers attended cloud management-focused sessions, […]

Windows guest initialization with Cloudbase-Init in vCenter

In a previous post we showed how to leverage Cloudbase-Init to customize Windows guest instances provisioned by VMware Cloud Assembly in an Azure Cloud Account. Now it is time to show the power of Cloudbase-Init in vCenter Cloud Accounts. Cloudbase-Init is the Cloud-Init equivalent for Windows. It provides tools for Windows guest customization, like user creation, password injection, hostname, SSH public keys and […]

vRealize Operations Troubleshooting Powered by Machine Learning

With the release of vRealize Operations 8.0, we continue to deliver on the vision of Self-Driving Operations powered by advanced AI/ML with the introduction of the Troubleshooting Workbench for faster time-to-identify and time-to-remediate issues in your Software Defined Datacenter. In this post, I will review the capabilities and features of the Troubleshooting Workbench. Start Troubleshooting […]

Announcing the vRealize Operations Cloud Beta Program

We are thrilled that there is a lot of excitement about the release of vRealize Operations 8.0. And, in case you missed it, at VMworld 2019 US we announced the tech preview of our new SaaS offering, vRealize Operations Cloud.  Today we are pleased to share the news that we will open vRealize Operations Cloud […]

Announcing vRealize Network Insight 5.1

Today, VMware is announcing the upcoming release of version 5.1 of both vRealize Network Insight and vRealize Network Insight Cloud. This next version of vRealize Network Insight will build on the momentum of the 5.0 release and include additional capabilities to help you discover, optimize and troubleshoot application security and network connectivity, no matter where […]

Introducing the VxRail Management Pack for vRealize Operations

Right before VMworld San Francisco this year, we introduced the new vSAN ENT+ bundle for your HCI environments.  Better together,  vSAN and vRealize Operations made it easier to manage your ‘day one’ and ‘day two’ hyperconverged operations through self-driving features like:   vSAN-aware Workload Placement and Balancing Continuous Capacity & Cost Optimization Intelligent Remediation Encryption, Deduplication, Compression vSAN Compliance […]

Project Magna for vSAN Optimization: Beta Announcement

We received tons of interest and excitement from the Project Magna tech preview at VMworld 2019 in San Francisco and we’re now very close to kicking off our customer beta program!  vSAN and vRealize Operations combine to make a solution that works better together, allowing IT datacenters to modernize and operationalize their HCI configurations.   […]

vRA and vROps 8: The Peanut Butter & Jelly for Your Hybrid Cloud

The vRealize team has always driven a “better together” solution between vRealize Automation (vRA) and vRealize Operations (vROps), and with the 8.0 releases of these products we have hit a new high. Together they become the cornerstone of any Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) and provide a pairing not seen since peanut butter and jelly […]

vRealize Operations dashboards to monitor VMware Cloud on AWS

We have seen a number of asks for dashboards that can help with monitoring specific use cases related to VMware Cloud on AWS. With this post, I will share four such dashboards that we have been working on pertaining to VMC monitoring use cases. Special thanks to William Lam for guiding me with the best […]

What-If Analysis with vRealize Operations 8.0

There is more to capacity management for vSphere environments than looking at what’s currently running in your clusters. Clusters are always in flux with VMs and hosts being added and removed. There can be situations that require looking at migrating workloads to other datacenters or the public cloud. If you’ve run into any of these […]