Friday, June 19, 2015

vRealize Operations 6 Administrator's Companion

Similar to Cinderella's stepsisters, the IT operations team is asked to "do this, do that" - while managing a multitude of requests to fix everything from storage latency issues to application performance problems. How do you find time to be strategic?

It only complicates matters when you have an explosion of virtual machine growth, while staffing levels remain the same.

Being "good shepards" and having routine systems management of datacenter resources is one of the most important aspect of IT operations, but without a foundational understanding of the supporting tools, it is often overlooked.

If you don't understand the health and efficiency of the infrastructure resources supporting the business applications; you will always be fighting fires. You are in constant reactive mode, never proactively resolving problems before they impact the business. Furthermore, the IT operations team starts to overprovision VM resources because logically that is how you resolved problems before virtualization, it is how you ensured systems were running at optimal levels.

Systems management is important to the business because it ensures that the supporting systems are running efficiently, making certain mission critical applications are available. Proactive monitoring tools like vRealize Operations will help you avoid application downtime, which makes happy end-users, business leaders, and ultimately your boss.

Over the past year, I have posted several articles about vRealize Operations. With some encouragement from my friends, I decided to compile my blog posts, added an additional chapter of content, and published it as an eBook on The book is called vRealize Operations Administrator's Companion. If you have Kindle Unlimited, you can download the book for free.

In my book, I walk you through vRealize Operations 6, helping you gain a level of comfort in performance management, capacity planning, and troubleshooting issues.

If you decide to read the book, thank you! I hope it helps you with one of the best tools VMware offers.
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