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 2014-2019

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Written by Simon Eady on 19/9/2016
Published under vRealize Operations and Webinar
It’s the time of the month when we invite you to join the next episode of our year long vROps Webinar Series. As we move towards winter, we would like to take a zoom out view at the vRealize Operations Manager solution with a What’s New Episode. For the past 8 months, we have give pretty deep into most of the product features and we believe it is time when we review the product in it’s current form and shape.
Written by Simon Eady on 31/8/2016
Published under vRealize Operations and Webinar
With today, being the last day of the month, we wanted to make sure that we share this out with you folks out there to keep up with the practice. Iwan Rahabok, did a great job on this one, talking about the the concept of SDDC operations and I would recommend this session to anyone who wants a jump-start into transforming their operations for SDDC. Quickly want to thank Iwan here for spending his valuable time with us and giving back to the community through this Webinar Series, Blogs, Books etc.
Written by Simon Eady on 30/8/2016
Published under vRealize Operations
So one of the most common questions I get from customers regarding vROps is alert filtering and up until very recently the only way to filter was either by email alerting or via the REST plugin. However 9⁄10 customers wanted to use SNMP and with vROps it was a question of switching on the fire-hose and pointing it to the receiver and let that end point or middle-ware handle the torrent of data.
Written by Simon Eady on 25/8/2016
Published under vRealize Operations
In this post I will drill down to look at some of the enhancements, improvements and or new additions one by one. New Home Dashboard - as you can see this is a very useful and helpful way or presenting a high level set of data about your environment with also many ways to interact and interrogate the data you are being presented with. Among other items you can filter on (Health/Risk/Efficiency), alter the scope, see alerts relative to the objects you are interested in.
Written by Simon Eady on 23/8/2016
Published under vRealize Operations
So the latest release of vROps has some cool new things and at a very high level below are the key stand out improvements and changes. I will do a more deep dive in the next few days. You can get the release notes here. You can download it here. New home dashboard Improved WLP and DRS integration Improved Workload Dashboard Wizard now available for policy creation or amendment Improved visibility of Data collection status Many new Hardening policies (6.
Written by Simon Eady on 17/8/2016
Published under vRealize Operations and Webinar
This time around Iwan Rahabok will lead the next session of the vROps Webinar Series while Sunny and myself will support him to deliver some awesome content which Iwan has developed over the past few months. Yes, this time around we will move our focus from vROps as a Product and related features to the concept of running your SDDC operations with vRealize Operations Dashboards. Just to clarify, this is not a session where we will teach you to create dashboards, but this is a session where we would share how a set of Customised Dashboards can help any organisation’s IT to get an insight into Storage, Network & Compute within your SDDC.
Written by Simon Eady on 30/7/2016
Published under vRealize Operations and Webinar
Time to release the recording for the latest part of the vROps Webinar Series. We completed the 7th session of the series where we spoke about vRealize Operations Manager Alerts and Symptoms. Alerts as we all know would always remain the heart and soul for the operations teams to run the data centers, whether old school or the modern software defined. In all cases you need alerts and more importantly you need meaningful and actionable alerts.
Written by Simon Eady on 21/7/2016
Published under vRealize Operations and Webinar
Time to announce the next part of the year long webinar series on vRealize Operations Manager. With the last part of the series, we started focusing on content withing vROps. We will continue the trend and talk about a major function of vROps a.k.a Alerts. Alerts is the most used and most ab-used part of vROps, and with this session we want to give you some insights on the entire life-cycle of the alerting function of vROps.
Written by Simon Eady on 29/6/2016
Published under vRealize Operations
Sunny just completed the editing and upload of the the latest episode of the vROps Webinar Series 2016. With this we have completed 6 sessions this year. I am glad that we are able to dish out sessions every month and the interest level in these sessions just keeps on growing. Looking forward to deliver more content for the rest of the year. Session Details:-In this episode, we talk about content within vROps.
Written by Simon Eady on 21/6/2016
Published under vRealize Operations
Time to announce the next part of the year long webinar series on vRealize Operations Manager. This time around, Sunny and I will take you to the world of Content within vROps. I will be honest in saying that this is an ocean in itself and we might not be able to touch upon all the aspects of developing content within vROps. During this effort we plan to start with giving you an overview of the various options available to develop content within vROps.