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The VMware vCenter Operations Manager Suite is a powerful collection of products for help in monitoring and management tasks in a virtual (and not only) environment. Actually is also included in some vSphere 5.5 bundle and there is the foundation edition available for free with each vSphere. But the main issue of this set of products is the complexity of some of them (like the Configuration Manager) or the powerful of some specific features (like the custom UI of Operations Manager). Official documentation could be fine, but only starting and not for understanding some concepts […]

During the third day of the third edition of Virtualization Field Day (#VFD3) the last company that we (as delegates) met was VMTurbo that is a well known company in the big virtualization ecosystem. The core founding team started VMTurbo in 2009 (the initial company was called SMARTS but was soon acquired by EMC), realizing that the rapid growth of virtualization in the datacenter was redefining the management requirements for companies of all sizes. The VMTurbo platform first launched in August 2010 and since that time more than 9,000+ cloud service providers and enterprises worldwide have deployed the platform […]

After the release of the the new vCloud Suite 5.5, the Horizon View 5.3, now it’s the turn of the general availability of VMware vCloud Automation Center (vCAC) 6 and vCenter Operations (vCOPS) Manager 5.8. Both were announced during the last VMworld Europe, in the VMware Cloud Management vision. Both present interesting function of cross-products and cross-cloud/environments.

The vCenter Operations Manager 5.0 is a powerful tool for monitor a vSphere environment. But, as writtent in the previous post, the software is distribuited using a vApp (with two VMs) that means the you need DRS if you deploy it on a VMware Cluster. Note that if you deploy it on a standalone ESXi host it does not require DRS. So how deploy this vApp with a vSphere edition lower than the Enterprise edition?

About one year ago Dell announce the acquisition of KACE, a company established in 2003 specializes in delivering appliance-based computer systems management solutions which allow organizations (medium and large to 3.500 devices). The Kace products family is mainly based on two different product lines with different purposes (and that can work together): Dell KACE K1000 Management Appliance fulfills the systems management needs of an organization including device discovery and inventory, software distribution, configuration and policy management, patch management, security audit and enforcement, asset management, service desk, power management, remote control and reporting. Dell KACE K2000 Deployment Appliance fulfills […]

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