My apology for a long overdue post. Finally managed to put an updated video on how import the dashboards, views, super metrics, XML into your environment.
If you’re not familiar with Operationalize Your World, read this.
As promised during my sessions at VMworld 2017, you can find the materials here.
I did 10 sessions/workshops covering 2 topics:
The deck contains additional material that didn’t fit in the time given.
I made the presentations available in powerpoint, not PDF. Can you guess why?
Operations differ to Architecture. We can have 1000 VMware customers with identical architecture (e.g. they all use Validated Design), and you will see 1000 unique operations. Operations is like fingerprint. It’s personalized to each customer. That’s why Sunny Dua and I share in editable format. Feel free to change the 2 ugly photos with yours! 🙂
So go ahead to personalize it. Throw away the irrelevant ones, add your custom content, and make it yours. We would be honored to see your version, and how you improve our deck. I shared many times that the reason why customers find the solution resonating because it comes from you all. What we have done is simply collect the experience and wisdom from customers globally. Your war stories, your idea, your feedback, have become an integral part of the deck.
We provided 2 decks as we were asked to deliver in 1 hour and 2 hour format. If you need to see the full 1-day workshop, you can download it here.
A number of you have asked for a more details explanation on the billing model. I’m working on a deck that will cover that. Allow me to test the deck in VMworld at Barcelona first, as it’s just 1 week away.
Keeping VMware Tools current is one of the best practices of vSphere operations. VMware Tools interfaces with both ESXi and VM (the virtual motherboard or virtual machine). Hence, there are 2 comparisons to consider:
From the vSphere API, here is what you get when you query it:
What do they mean?
Operationalize Your World has a dashboard that highlights the VMs not running the current or supported new. You should expect the number to be minimal, or ideally none.