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 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.
Written by Simon Eady on 19/6/2016
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So recently a few folk whom I respect a great deal posted up their top 10 albums of all time, initially I was like, OK, but having gone through the exercise myself I found it really enjoyable. Sure its quite self indulgent but seeing other people’s lists gives you a small glimpse into their life. After all musical taste is a hugely personal thing. I approached my top 10 by considering which bands and albums had the biggest impact on me at a given time in my life and that I still enjoy today.
Written by Simon Eady on 27/5/2016
Published under vRealize Operations
As promised, I am posting the recording for the 5th Session of vROps Webinar Series 2016. Both Sunny and I successfully delivered the session on Design and Deployment considerations. Session Details:- In this instalment of the series, we discussed the steps and thought processes that should be used before and during the design and deployment of vRealize Operations Manager. During the session among other things we will cover the planning, core components, correct sizing, HA, clustering, DR and future growth**.
Written by Simon Eady on 20/5/2016
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 thought about discussing Architecture of vROps. To some, it might sound strange as for smaller deployments you might not have to worry about Sizing and Architecture much since it is pretty simple to install and configure a small or a medium node for a small shop. However as your monitoring needs grow and you start adding solutions for monitoring data sources beyond vSphere, you would need to think about scaling up or scaling out.
Written by Simon Eady on 5/5/2016
Published under vRealize Operations
If you have used vCOps (previous version of vROPs) you will likely remember the option in the admin panel where you could change the number of metrics being collected from “balanced” to “full”. As many found, this option drop down was not present in vROps and there appeared to be no replacement. Here is the good news, the ability to collect those metrics has not been removed rather it’s just a little more hidden (by design)
Written by Simon Eady on 25/4/2016
Published under vRealize Operations
As promised, I am posting the recording for the 4th Session of vROps Webinar Series 2016. We successfully delivered the session on Contention Based Performance & Capacity Management using vRealize Operations Manager! This time around I could not not attend at short notice due to circumstances beyond my control but as you will see the session was awesome! <p> <b><i>Session Details:- </i></b>With this instalment of the series, we have a new speaker <a href="https://twitter.
Written by Simon Eady on 13/4/2016
Published under vRealize Operations
So a lot of noise is being made about vROps being able to scale out and rightly so it works -very- well. However what if you want to scale up your node or nodes, going from say small to medium? Reasons why? Perhaps your POC has proved so useful you want to move it into production? You have lots of really useful historical on your existing smaller build and you don’t want to redeploy (therefore losing your historical data) You have limitations where scaling out is simply not an option but you need vROps to take on more work.