In today’s IT landscape, downtime is expensive. Blue Medora, a leader in VMware integrations, has released the new Blue Medora VMware vRealize Operations Management Pack for Dell Compute, which is designed to help reduce mean time to recover (MTTR) for Dell servers in a VMware vRealize environment. This Management Pack monitors the health of Dell PowerEdge servers by offering insight into resources like the server, power supply unit (PSU), fan, and chassis from VMware’s vRealize Operations Manager (vROps).
Figure 1 - A dashboard from the Management Pack for Dell Compute showing Dell server health
All monitoring for the Management Pack occurs through vROps, which enables monitoring of the physical servers within the virtual layer, provides visual representations of the relationships between Dell server resources and their corresponding virtual components, and allows for the creation of custom dashboards to provide at-a-glance insight into Dell server health.
The Blue Medora Management Pack for Dell Compute utilizes the native capabilities of vROps to provide end-to-end visibility for Dell servers. One such capability is relationship mapping, which automatically connects Dell server resources like PSU, fan, and chassis, along with resources from the virtual layer like CPU usage and memory. Combining relationships with the alerting of vROps provides administrators with an efficient system for identifying and resolving issues before they affect an end user. For example, if a PSU is not working, an alert will be triggered in vROps. The relationships provided by the Management Pack relate the alert to the appropriate server so that the virtual administrators can be alerted and the PSU can be replaced.
Figure 2 - Example of an alert from the Blue Medora Management Pack for Dell Compute
The Blue Medora Management Pack for Dell Compute can also be used to determine whether or not a problem originates at the Dell server. If somebody complains that their application is slow, an administrator can quickly check to see whether or not the server might be overheating, causing slowness for the end user.
For more information on the Blue Medora Management Pack for Dell Compute, please contact Blue Medora or visit bluemedora.com. For information about how to get information like this within vCenter, please see Dell's OpenManage Integration for VMware vCenter for more information.
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