Brazil 2014 World Cup vCOps Edition

logoWell, this post is all about pure fun and doing stupid things with smart products. Although I’m not that of soccer fan I’ve decided to accept the challenge and help all the VI admins soccer puppies out there. [Read more...]

vCloud OvDC Admin vCOps Custom Dashboard – Part 5

groupIn part 4 of this series we have finished laying down the Super Metrics infrastructure for the OvDC Admin Custom Dashboard.

Custom Groups is a powerful feature within vCOps. Having said that, I will use it in order to dynamically grouping the OvDC resources. [Read more...]

vCloud OvDC Admin vCOps Custom Dashboard – Part 4


Clint EastwoodIn the third part of this series we’ve created the vCloud Resource Kind performance Super Metrics needed for the OvDC Admin Custom Dashboard.

As a cloud provider you are required to some level of SLA against your customers. It’s not all about resources performance but it is also the fact that you need to give them a way to control resource consuming. [Read more...]

vCloud OvDC Admin vCOps Custom Dashboard – Part 3

super-mario-brosIn the second part of this series we’ve created the Virtual Machine Super Metrics needed for the OvDC Admin Custom Dashboard.

The rest of the Super Metrics we are about to create in this part, are the ones related to vCloud Resource Kinds and will focus on calculating metrics while taking Resource Kind hierarchy into account. [Read more...]

vCloud OvDC Admin vCOps Custom Dashboard – Part 2

original bd 6In the first part for this series we’ve installed and configured vCloud adapter for vC Ops.

The OvDC Admin Custom Dashboard includes many elements related to one another which are mostly rely on Super Metrics. In this post we will create the Virtual Machine related Super Metrics. [Read more...]

vCloud OvDC Admin vCOps Custom Dashboard – Part 1

adaptervCloud Director is defiantly one of my favorites. It has lots of use cases, accessible API for orchestration and once you get all the different network concepts you are pretty much good to go, but how do you manage all of it in an efficient manner?

The one thing I was always missing was a comprehensive monitoring for it, especially on the Organization Virtual Datacenter (OvDC) level. Luckily, I got vC Ops on my side! [Read more...]

Welcoming Blue Medora as a new sponsor

logoIf you are in the management and operations business like I am, Blue Medora integration with VMware vCenter Operations Manager is definitely something to keep track on! [Read more...]