All posts for the month January, 2014

Tuning vCOps for your environment – Part 5 – Capacity Management Tuning

In this next post I will finish off discussing Capacity Management and give all my recommended Capacity Management Policy settings for Production Server and VDI environments as well as the rational behind each major policy decision. This post continues on from my last post which covers the problems with capacity management reporting if policies are […]

Tuning vCOps for your environment – Part 4 – Capacity Management Models

In the next part of the DefinedBySoftware vCenter Operations Manger series we will be going through the complicated but important topic of Capacity Management of vSphere environments. This part of the series will focus on Capacity Management theory for vCOps, with the next post containing my recommended policy settings for accurate capacity management reports. First […]

Tuning vCOps for your environment – Part 3 – Creating and Applying Policies

In my last Post Part 2 – Badge Tuning I discussed the importance of tuning badges via polices to accurately reflect different workloads in your environment. In this post I will discuss the importance of Intelligent Operations Groups and creating your own polices, and finally the role of the Default Policy. Disclaimer: Now a few […]

Tuning vCOps for your environment – Part 2 – Badge Tuning

Welcome to Part 2 on Tuning vCOps for your Environment – Badge Tuning. For those who missed my first post on Alerts it can be found Here. For Part 2 we are going to focus on adjusting badge thresholds in vCOps and why it is necessary for noise free vCOps environment. In case you are […]

Tuning vCOps for your environment – Part 1 – Alert Sprawl

As my first post to I thought I would post a multi-part series on tuning and using vCenter Operations Manager aka vCOps. vCOps in my personal opinion in a fantastic health and capacity management tool for monitoring virtualised environments. vCOps collects and analyses information from multiple data sources and uses advanced analytics algorithms to […]

Java Version 7 Update 51 and the vCO Client

You might have noticed that Oracle recently released Java Version 7 Update 51. Like most recent Java updates, this one is classified Critical and includes patches to close some 36 security vulnerabilities as well as some changes in functionality. As nearly all of these vulnerabilities are remotely exploitable, it’s highly recommended that you apply this update. […]