During (and around) VMworld 2016 VMware has lifted many of their products to a new level to enable their customer a better and more agile software-defined datacenter than ever (wow, that sounded a lot like a marketing term. Therefore, back to facts).
The following post summarize the products and some of its enhancements that have been announced or even released so far.
During day 1 of VMworld the .next version of vSphere hasn’t been released. Once this is done the article gets extended. I am still hoping for any new here.
(Wow..that were quiet a bunch of #hashtags)
Even-though End-User Computing and virtualization/automation until know haven’t met the expectation of the technology-enthusiasts (‘201X is the year of #VDI’) it has matured a lot within the last years. Since the beginning of the year VMware’s log-analyzing tool vRealize Log Insight (vRLI) has been bundled to every vCenter-license (25 Operating System Instances – OSI). vRLI is therefore a great opportunity to pro-active monitor log-files of all relevant Horizon components if you have smaller environment you can ‘for free’ (with no additional costs to be more specific).
The hypervisor has become a rock-solid stable product used as a platform for virtual machines and therefore virtual desktops. But the #EUC stack in VMware’s portfolio called #Horizon is creating new layers of components on top of the vSphere stack. So what is important to deliver a great EUC experience and directly increase the outcome of a company generating a lot of its profit out of desktop applications?
During a Partner enablement session we figured out that a new deployed vRealize Operations Manager (vROPS) instance was not able to be started correctly. Login into https://vrops.fqdn/admin the following was shown under system status.
The more I work with #vROPS (vRealize Operations Manager) the more I love it (I know that it has a little bit of a learning curve).
The more I work with #NSX the more I love it (hell-yeah… the learning curve might be even bigger).
In both cases I did a lot of training and consulting work during 2016 and it is about time to bring those two solutions together and maximize our benefits. If you have licenced NSX and vRealize Operations Manager in the advanced edition you can make use of the SDDC Management pack, which includes the management pack for NSX 3.0.
In the following I want to give you a quick rush over the installation and features of the mentioned management pack.