Simon Eady

Simon Eady

An IT Professional with 20 years’ experience with broad technical and managerial experience, which has enabled him to deliver high quality, correctly scaled, easy to use IT solutions which are on budget and in line with business needs and requirements in any environment.

A leader of the Bristol and South West VMUG (VMware User Group)

Technology Specialities: vRealize Operations Manager (vROps), VMware vSphere, vRealize Automation (vRA), and not to shabby with the rest of the VMware stack.

Simon is currently working for Xtravirt as a Senior consultant and can usually be found on twitter @simoneady

vExpert 2014-2020

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Written by Simon Eady on 24/2/2017
Published under Community
Over the past 6 months I have been dwelling more and more on the obvious speed of change and development in IT Infrastructure. What do I mean? Well each year there is the new hotness, the next thing/innovation you are told you need or should have. In most cases the innovations and new tech are ground breaking awesomeness and most certainly offer new opportunities for the infrastructure masses. I am all for progress, if you are not moving forward and regularly looking for sensible ways to improve what you do and the infrastructure you use then I really do think you are in the wrong industry.
Written by Simon Eady on 1/2/2017
Published under vRealize Operations and vSAN
I have recently been able to get vSAN properly up and running in my lab and took a look at the OOTB Dashboards that come with the MPSD (Management Pack for Storage Devices). As I have a hybrid build (I know many have All Flash Arrays) I was interested in how hard my Flash Cache was working so I built a dashboard purely focused on this aspect of the vSAN product.
Written by Simon Eady on 21/12/2016
Published under vRealize Operations and Webinar
Time to publish the recording for the 12th episode of the vROps Webinar Series. This time we did a what’s new with vRealize Operations 6.4 and the changes made to vRealize Operations 6.4as you will see there has been a lot packed into this recent release! It has been an awesome 12 months working with Sunny on this project and I am very glad to say we will be back next year (we will skip January and will return in February).
Written by Simon Eady on 16/12/2016
Published under vRealize Operations and Webinar
It’s the time of the month when I would like to invite you to join the next episode of our year long vROps Webinar Series. As we move towards the closure of a fantastic year, we would like to take a zoom out view at the vRealize Operations Manager solution with a What’s New Episode. We did a What’s new with vRealize Operations 6.3 a couple of months back, however looking at some awesome changes made to vRealize Operations 6.
Written by Simon Eady on 26/11/2016
Published under vRealize Operations and Webinar
Time to publish the recording for the 11th episode of the vROps Webinar Series. This time we were joined by Vinith Menon who spoke about getting more from your vROps builds with PowerCLI. Vinith demonstrated the many useful ways of leveraging PowerCLI to manage your vROps environments and also communicate with the vROps API. Huge thanks to Vinith Menon for presenting this excellent session. So without further ado, here is the recording for this session:
Written by Simon Eady on 22/11/2016
Published under vRealize Operations and Webinar
Another month has gone and Christmas is now looming large! It has been extremely busy but we still want to continue with the momentum of webinar series getting to the business end of the year. This time around we will talk about getting more out of vRealize Operations Manager using PowerCLI. This session we will be joined by Vinith Menon who will show us all kinds of PowerCLI goodness. So without further a do, save the date in your calendars and join use for the next episode of vRealize Operations Webinar Series 2016.
Written by Simon Eady on 2/11/2016
Published under Community
So the other day my Skype account was briefly compromised, a successful login from Russia (after digging through activity logs) and this was after many attempts from IP addresses all around the world (China, Korea, Argentina the list goes on). You can see from the picture below the successful login attempt. My initial reaction was stress and panic, as I didn’t know precisely where I had been compromised I ran scans on my local machines while resetting passwords a plenty.
Written by Simon Eady on 1/11/2016
Published under vRealize Operations and Webinar
If you have been following and enjoying the vROps Webinar series both Sunny and I have been running this year you may find it useful to know Sunny has put all the slide decks up and availble in one place for you to download and share if you so wish. vROps Webinar Series Slide Decks Enjoy and share the knowledge! If you have any questions or comments just drop either Sunny or myself a comment on our respective blogs or contact us on twitter.
Written by Simon Eady on 29/10/2016
Published under vRealize Operations
I was asked recently if there were any materials I could direct people to with regards to expanding existing vROps deployments. I did a brief search on the web to see what material was “out there” on how to perform what is a straight forward task. To my surprise very little came up. So I have decided to create this guide with all the things you need to consider when you are going to either expand or need to remove a node from one of your active vROps deployments.
Written by Simon Eady on 29/10/2016
Published under vRealize Operations and Webinar
Time to publish the recording for the 10th episode of vROps Webinar Series. This time around we spoke about vRealize Operations Manager Resful API and how to use it. Post 20 minutes of slide-ware, I jumped into the lab and thanks to the demo god, we demonstrated a number of use cases and browsed through the documentation to make it easier for you to consume and use the same. Big thanks to @sunny_dua for doing the session while I was MIA you are a legend buddy!