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.
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.
Citrix Xen admins are faced with a complicated set of challenges when it comes to managing their Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) environments. Application performance—often recognized as one of the key indicators of user satisfaction and productivity—can be affected by a number of issues in both the Citrix VDI and VMware virtual layers.
If 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!