vROps & Oracle Monitoring Soup by Blue Medora

By now many of you have heard of Blue Medora, a VMware partner and creator of platform extensions (a.k.a., management packs) for vROps. One of Blue Medora’s newest offerings is the vROps Management Pack for Oracle Database.


Classic VM to ARM Using Azure Site Recovery (ASR) V2 – Part 7: Post-Failover

In the last part for this series, we will tie up all the loose ends after a successful ASR Unplanned Failover.


Classic VM to ARM Using Azure Site Recovery (ASR) V2 – Part 6: Unplanned Failover

Now that we have our north Europe Classic VM replicated to west Europe storage account, it is time to hit the unplanned failover button and see what’s happening.


Classic VM to ARM Using Azure Site Recovery (ASR) V2 – Part 5: Replication

In this post we will configure the Classic VM replication scenario and initiate the synchronization between our sites.


Classic VM to ARM Using Azure Site Recovery (ASR) V2 – Part 4: Target Infrastructure

In this post we will create the West Europe Resource Group, storage account and VNet which will be used as the “target” infrastructure for the replicated Classic VM.


Classic VM to ARM Using Azure Site Recovery (ASR) V2 – Part 3: Mobility Service

In this post we will install the Mobility Service agent on our Classic VM and touch on the networking challenges we have with this design.


Classic VM to ARM Using Azure Site Recovery (ASR) V2 – Part 2: Process Server

The Process Server is the most important component in a deployment like ours. It is the one responsible for handling all compute and IO intensive aspects of replication and maintaining replication policies, replication status and health reports.


Classic VM to ARM Using Azure Site Recovery (ASR) V2 – Part 1: Vault Deployment

About two weeks ago, Azure Site Recovery (ASR) V2 was released to preview. Using the “Unplanned Failover” we can perform ASM (Classic / V1) VM to Azure Resource Manager (ARM) VM conversion.


Veeam “Direct Restore to Azure” Walk-Trough

About a week ago Veeam introduced “Direct Restore to Azure”. In the last couple of days, I’ve been playing with it and I have to say I was surprised to see how easy it is to take a backup file and make an Azure VM out of it.


Azure DevTest Labs Chocolatey Artifacts Integration

Lately I’ve been playing around with Azure DevTest labs. This is a great way for provisioning rapidly deployed policy-driven environments in Azure for developers, testing, QA, DevOps and other teams in the organization.


Installing and Configuring vROps Windows-Based Remote Collector

A variety of the available vRealize Operations Manager management packs require a Microsoft Windows-based remote collector as a part of their vROps architecture. Since the majority of customers deploy the Linux-based OVA, the steps for installation and configuration of a Windows-based remote collector are often unfamiliar to administrators.


Azure Active Directory Services as-a-Service – Delete Directory

In the previous posts I showed you how to deploy Azure Active Directory Services as a Service. Rather you did this just for fun or for a PoC, there is always the possibility to undo and delete the domain.