VMware just announced the release of vRealize Operations Manager 6.5. With its cadence of delivering a new version every few months with valuable features, VMware allows customers to quickly use the tool as a means to ease out operations of the Software Defined Datacenter.
- Additional monitoring capabilities
- Adds ability to increase memory and increase the scope of monitoring within the same environment.
- Enables you to monitor larger environments with the same footprint through platform optimization.
- XL size node enables you to monitor more objects and it processes more metrics.
- Automatic upgrade of Endpoint Operations Agents:
- The new Endpoint Operations Agent upgrade bundle allows you to automatically upgrade the agent through the vRealize Operations Manager user interface.
- Enhanced troubleshooting capabilities:
- Quickly correlates logs and metrics in context for any monitored object using Log Insight within vRealize Operations Manager.
- Creates custom metric groups that enables you to focus on most relevant metrics
- Improved collaboration:
- Simplifies export and import of custom groups and eases dashboard sharing between different vRealize Operations Manager installations.
- Understands Private Cloud costs and Public Cloud spends by accessing vRealize Business for Cloud from within vRealize Operations Manager.
- Removes scale limitations from Predictive DRS (pDRS).Predictive DRS enables vRealize Operations to provide long-term forecast metrics to augment the short-term placement criteria of the vSphere Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS).
- Default values for the following global settings have changed:
- For Deleted Objects, it has changed from 360 hours to 168 hours
- For Action History, it has changed from from 90 days to 30 days
- For Symptoms/Alerts, it has changed from 90 days to 45 days
These default settings are effective only for new vRealize Operations 6.5 installations.
- Allows you to disable coloring in scoreboard widget.
- The update process has been optimized. The update process might be up to 40% faster, depending on the size of the environment and the number of objects being monitored.