VMware vRealize Operations Essentials

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  • Architect, design, and install vRealize Operations
  • Migrate from the previous vCenter Operations Manager 5.x version, configure vR Ops policies, and create custom groups
  • Use out-of-the-box Dashboards, Views, and Reports and create your own customized Dashboards, Views, and Reports
  • Apply the Alerting framework of Symptoms, Recommendations, and Actions, and create your own Alerting content
  • Leverage the power of Capacity Planning to maximize the utilization of your virtual infrastructure
  • Manage the rest of your infrastructure, including storage and applications, with vRealize Operations Management Packs
  • Extend the solution with vRealize Hyperic and Log Insight

This book will enable you to deliver on the operational disciplines of Performance, Health, Capacity, Configuration, and Compliance by making the best use of solutions provided by vRealize Operations. Starting with architecture, design, and sizing, we will ensure your implementation of vRealize Operations is a success.

We will dive into the utilization of a solution to manage your vSphere infrastructure.

Then, we will employ out-of-the-box Dashboards and the very powerful Views and Reporting functionality of vRealize Operations to create your custom dashboards and address your reporting requirements.

Next, we go through the Alerting framework and how Symptoms, Recommendations, and Actions are used to achieve efficient operations. Later you will master the topic of Capacity Planning, where we look at how important it is to craft appropriate policies to match your requirements, and we’ll consider attitude toward capacity risk, which will aid you to build future project requirements into your capacity plans.

Finally, we will look at extending the solution to manage Storage, Applications, and other IT infrastructures using Management Packs from Solution Exchange, as well as how the solution can be enhanced with the integration of Log Insight.

  • Extract the optimum performance, availability, and capacity of your IT infrastructure with the help of vRealise Operations Manager
  • Leverage the power of strategic reports to drive tactful decision-making within the IT department
  • A pragmatic guide to proficiently manage your applications and storage
Page Count 302
Course Length 9 hours 3 minutes
ISBN 9781785284755
Date Of Publication 31 Dec 2015


Matthew Steiner

Matthew Steiner is an experienced presales consultant with a career stretching back over 25 years in the IT industry, the last 16 years of which have been spent providing presales support for technology vendors.

He started his career as a PC engineer in the North East of England and then spent 7 years providing technical support and working on IT projects for The Royal Bank of Scotland.

In 2000, he moved into presales, first with Compaq and then HP and IBM, working with both x86 and UNIX architectures before moving into the software industry with VMware. He is currently a Lead Systems Engineer (SE) at VMware and has spent the last 3 years as a Cloud Management Platform Specialist SE. His focus is on vRealize Operations for which he is the presales lead in the UK.

Apart from the 'day job', providing technical sales support, Matthew is a regular contributor and speaker at events and conferences such as VMworld and local VMware User Groups (VMUGs), and is VMware's technical sponsor for the Scottish VMUG.

This is Matthew's first book, although he has also authored two Hands on Labs for VMware as well as white papers and other training materials throughout his career. He also maintains a blog at SEinTheCloud.wordpress.com, where he writes about his experiences as a presales consultant and the technologies he is working with.

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