Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The Self-Healing Data Center Part 3: Configuring and Testing the Orchestrator Translation Shim

So far, we've walked through installing the Translation Shims.  In this blog post we'll configure the Orchestrator shim for use.  The Orchestrator shim is but one of the handful of shims included in the solution.  More are being added via the community.  Participation is encouraged!

The Self-Healing Data Center Part 2: Installing the Translation Shims for Automating vR Ops Alerts

In the previous post, I explained some of the capabilities and limitations with vR Ops alert notifications for automation of alert notifications via the REST Notification Plugin.  I also introduced the Translation Shims for Log Insight and/or vRealize Operations Manager Webhooks as a solution to these current limitations.  By the way, as the name indicates, this solution works great with Log Insight webhooks as well!  In fact, it was originally created for that purpose and later vR Ops support was added.

Monday, November 28, 2016

The Self-Healing Data Center Part 1: Using vR Ops with vRO to Automatically Remediate Alerts

If you are a user of vR OPs, you know that it can monitor your infrastructure, server OS, applications and more.  But as this commercial suggests, monitoring is only part of the answer.  Wouldn't it be much better to have vR Ops attempt some simple fixes before giving up and calling for human intervention?

In this blog post series, I will explain how to activate a vRealize Orchestrator workflow based on a vR Ops alert to fix an issue instead of just alerting you.  First some background.