vRealize Operations 6.0 Announced

Today at VMworld Europe, VMware have officially unveiled vRealize Operations 6.0. This rebranding of the vCenter Operations Management Suite not only re-positions the product but it also introduces some much needed enhancements and features. Key amongst those are: New Deployment Model vCOps instances were not very scalable in the past. Once you reached a certain level, you'd be forced to deploy another one i.e. another “Analytics VM” and another “UI VM”. Scaling was achieved purely through the manipulation of hardware resources for the VMs. With vRealize Ops 6.0, the analytics and UI components…

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VMware vCenter Operations Manager Essentials

Late last year and earlier this year I had the great pleasure of being a technical reviewer for a book that's now available. VMware vCenter Operations Manager Essentials by Lauren Malhoit (of AdaptingIT podcast fame) has just been published by Packt Publishing. It takes readers through the steps of deploying and configuring vCOps (as many refer to it), through a tour of the dashboard and data navigation techniques, and finally covers some of the more complex integrations with other VMware and 3rd party products that are possible. If you're a user (or potential user) of vCenter Operations Manager then you…

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vCOPS for View Free for Horizon Suite Customers

From the end of October 2013 (or thereabouts) vCenter Operations Manager for Horizon View is to be included as a part of VMware's Horizon Suite. The Horizon Suite is currently comprised of 4 major components: Horizon View Horizon Workspace Horizon Mirage ThinApp Presumably this move is intended to act as an incentive for existing and potential EUC customers to adopt the entire Horizon Suite rather than build solutions that rely on only a subset of the components.…

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