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Cloud Assembly – July 2019 Feature Tour
https://bit.ly/2XrfOBw We’re continuing to add new capabilities in to Cloud Assembly. In this feature tour we cover some of the new capabilities that have been added. We cover things like Ansible Integration, new Cloud Account capabiltiies, Enterprise PKS integration, Git synchronization, and much more!
Announcing the General Availability of VMware Cloud Foundation 3.8
It’s my pleasure to announce the generally availability of VMware Cloud Foundation 3.8. This newest release is packed with new capabilities that make Cloud Foundation easier to deploy, manage and automate. Cloud Foundation 3.8 also updates the Bill of Materials (BOM) used to build out a Software Defined Datacenter (SDDC) so that customers get access The post Announcing the General Availability of VMware Cloud Foundation 3.8 appeared first on Cloud Foundation.
This is a little view that I created in vRealize Operations because of a customer issue. As you hopefully know in vROps 7.5 the idle VM detections is back. You can switch it on in the reclaim settings. On the home screen go to the Reclaim dashboard and click the wheel next to the title. Now you can switch on idle detection, powered-off VMs and snapshots. Even orphaned disks can be hunted down!
The idle detection looks if CPU consumption in the chosen period is less than 100 MHz. The customer wanted to check also memory, disk and network access to decide on which VMs needed to be singled out for deletion.
I created a view using the new colorisation in v7.5. Attention! Colors only work in dashboards you create with this view or the view itself. In reports they do not show up.
I put in some specific parameters, but you can change them. CPU and memory color red if they use over 500 MHz or 500 MB respectively. Disk and network access go red over 100 kBps. CPU, memory, disk and network are sorted in ascending order.
The preview is on vSphere world. If you get VMs that are green for all metrics over a month, you know they are good candidates to delete… In the image above you see a preview in my little home lab…
We can now use this view in a dashboard so that we can click on a VM and get some more info such as the parent host and cluster and data stores. Well any excuse to use the exquisite new advanced object relations widget! The sparkline widget is used with the VM Capacity metrics to show the configuration of the VM. Of course you can build your own dashboard on top of this!
To use this in your environment download the zip file from VMware Code and unzip. First install the view by clicking on Dashboards, Views, Manage Views and import “historic idle detection view.zip”. Afterwards go to Manage Dashboards and import “historic idle VMs dashboard.zip” there. Both View and dashboard are now available in your environment.
Let me know what you think!
I am very happy to announce I have been accepted in the new VMware vExpert Cloud Management program. This is a group focusing on vRealize Operations, vRealize Network Insight, vRealize Log Insight, and SaaS offerings Network Insight and Log Intelligence. We will interact with the business unit at VMware to evangelise these solutions!
A big thank you to the program leaders and congratulations to all colleagues! If you wonder who is part of the program, look at the directory.
Log Intelligence – Presenting New Content Pack for VMware Cloud on AWS
In this blog, I will be showing new content pack for Log Intelligence “Audit Events for VMware Cloud on AWS”. It provides powerful insight into audit events generated in the VMware Cloud on AWS SDDCs allowing admins to audit, monitor and troubleshoot activity in their environment Value of Content Pack – Audit Events for VMware The post Log Intelligence – Presenting New Content Pack for VMware Cloud on AWS appeared first on VMware Cloud Management.
vRealize Operations REST API: Create Application and Application Tier Objects
I’ve been working with my colleague John Dias on a demo that involves deploying VMs via Cloud Automation Services and automatically configuring monitoring them with vRealize Operations. We needed a way to create Application and Application Tier objects during the provisioning process. Looking through the REST API documentation, there are no API calls specifically for The post vRealize Operations REST API: Create Application and Application Tier Objects appeared first on VMware Cloud Management.