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09
July
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Scenario: So, you have a VMWare implementation with several hosts, VMs, datastores, etc…and you need to stay informed on what is happening in your environment. Things like how what’s the CPU usage on a particular host or disk free space on a datastore would be great to know but not something you always want to manually monitor. vCOPs is full of useful information and at times it could even become overwhelming […]

Categories: vCOPs
11
June
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Scenario: Let’s say you’ve installed VMware vCenter Operations Manager, or as it’s affectionately known vCOPs, and you are suddenly inundated with email notifications! Trust me, we’ve been there :-(. If you are anything like us you have determined that you can’t quickly and efficiently weed out the real issues from the non issues in your inbox. By default vCOPs will send workload and anomaly alerts for metrics that breach dynamic thresholds, […]

Categories: vCOPs
05
June
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Scenario: With VMWorld 2014 on it’s way and another ESXi version release inevitably on the horizon what do you do when you have so many hosts that need to be upgraded but each host needs to be manually customized for your infrastructure prior to production use? The hosts could need VIBs for vShield, Cisco VEM, SCSI controller driver or maybe even Trend Micro Filter Drivers but each of these VIB installations could […]

Categories: Scripts, Trend Micro