How Does vCenter Operations Manager Collects Data from a vSphere Environment?

This article is to ensure that I document a discussion I had a few days back with some Gurus of vCenter Operations Manager. The discussion ignited from a customer requirement where they wanted to know: “If they can ETL (Extract, Transform & Load) 2 years old data from the vCenter Server DB into their freshlyContinue reading “How Does vCenter Operations Manager Collects Data from a vSphere Environment?”

How to License vCenter Operations Manager (vCOPS) 5.6 !!

In a recent engagement, I got an opportunity to work on installing the VMware Stack in a Greenfield deployment. Along with the vSphere 5.1 suite, this deployment also had the installation of vCOPS 5.6. After the deployment of the OVF template, we registered the vCenter with the vCOPS on the Admin UI. As you know,Continue reading “How to License vCenter Operations Manager (vCOPS) 5.6 !!”

Reclaiming Waste Capacity using vCOPS – How to Calculate Waste & Usage Accurately!

This article is coming out of a discussion which I had around a month ago with one of my colleague and then with a customer about the Capacity Management feature of vCenter Operations Manager (vCOPS). If you are new to vCOPS, I would recommend reading my other posts on vCOPS which would make you familiar with thisContinue reading “Reclaiming Waste Capacity using vCOPS – How to Calculate Waste & Usage Accurately!”

vCenter Operations Manager – Solving Performance, Capacity and Configuration Problems!!

I have been writing about the cloud infrastructure products of VMware all this while. I believe it is important to look at the management side of things as well. No doubt Virtualization makes things easier for an organization and its IT department; however things are good till the time they are small and easy to manage. AsContinue reading “vCenter Operations Manager – Solving Performance, Capacity and Configuration Problems!!”