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

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Written by Simon Eady on 11/4/2016
Published under vRealize Operations
We hope you are having fun with the vROps Webinar Series and learning in the process! With the next instalment of this series, we have a new speaker who will entertain us 🙂 He is no stranger to the world of vRealize Operations Manager and has written a couple of books on vROps as well. I am referring to Iwan Rahabok who has been my partner in crime on all the vROps related work which we do, inside VMware or with the community.
Written by Simon Eady on 1/4/2016
Published under Career
I think this is the first time I have written a “rant” post (for a while at least) so if you don’t want to hear me whine run away now!      In the past 12 months I think I have met more folk with Architect in their job title than I truly believe is valid. Now I will be clear this is not a slight on the individuals all of them have been exceptional (at least the ones I have had the pleasure to work with).
Written by Simon Eady on 31/3/2016
Published under vRealize Operations
<img class="alignright size-thumbnail wp-image-7206” src=”/images/2016/03/aaf-logo.png” alt="aaf-logo” width="150” height="150” gems deep inside, vROps in this case is not without exception. The Automation Action Framework (AAF) is one of these, a really powerful vROps in-built automation tool. Now when I have discussed this capability with my peers and friends many ask why not use vRO etc? My reply is quite simple, “what if you do not have vRO or the in house skills to utilise it properly?
Written by Simon Eady on 26/3/2016
Published under vRealize Operations
Sunny and myself delivered the session on vROps Capacity Planning with some demo scenarios which will help you define your capacity monitoring goals. Session Details:- Capacity Planning Demystified! Capacity Planning is an integral part of vRealize Operations Manager and through this session we want to de-mystify the concepts of Capacity Planning in vROps using features such as projects and the out-of-box capacity views. We look at defining the capacity planning policies based on the business requirements of an organization
Written by Simon Eady on 13/3/2016
Published under vRealize Operations
we will now deep-dive into vRealize Operations Manager Policies, specifically around the area of Capacity Planning. Capacity Planning Demystified!** ** Capacity Planning is an integral part of vRealize Operations Manager and through this session we want to de-mystify the concepts of Capacity Planning in vROps using features such as projects and the out-of-box capacity views. We will also look at defining the capacity planning policies based on the business requirements of an organization & yeah this would be all done through LIVE DEMOS 🙂 Day & Date : Thursday, 24th Mar 2016
Written by Simon Eady on 10/3/2016
Published under vRealize Operations
Given the flexibility in which you can choose to use and deploy vROps a question that frequently comes out is “is there a best practice?” While that phrase is getting pretty tired it is still valid if you are just starting a design for a new vROps build or trying to make the best of a bad implementation. Rather than me trying to tell you how you should use vROps in your place of work I would direct you to a very useful PDF VMware have produced vRealize Operations Manager Reference Architecture.
Written by Simon Eady on 8/3/2016
Published under VMware and vRealize Operations
Those of you used to using vSphere on a regular basis will already be aware of the hardening guide for ESXi and vSphere but what about vROps? If the vROps appliance needs to be hardened there is already a VMware provided guide and tool to accommodate. Secure configuration guide - http://pubs.vmware.com/vrealizeoperationsmanager-61/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vrealize-operations-manager-61-secure-configuration-guide.pdf “The documentation for Secure Configuration is intended to serve as a secure baseline for the deployment of vRealize Operations Manager.
Written by Simon Eady on 20/2/2016
Published under VMware and vRealize Operations
year long commitment of providing quality content on vRealize Operations Manager. Please remember that this is an introductory session to policies and we intend to go deeper into policies in the next session in the month of March, where we deep dive into more details around capacity planning with vRealize Operations Manager. You will hear more about that as we progress into the next month. A big thank you to Sunny Dua for presenting this session and Iwan Rahabok to provide all the lab equipment required for live demonstrations….
Written by Simon Eady on 1/2/2016
Published under vRealize Operations
vROps Webinar Series 2016 is back and as promised during the last session we would now take you to the world of vRealize Operations Policies Policies. What is a Policy?? “A policy is a deliberate system of principles to guide decisions and achieve rational outcomes. A policy is a statement of intent, and is implemented as a procedure or protocol” Source - Wikipedia While the role of vRealize Operations Manager is to help you with Performance & Capacity Management of your Software Defined Datacenter (SDDC), it is important that you feed in the guiding principles of your Business Environment into vROps to get the rational outcomes.
Written by Simon Eady on 29/1/2016
Published under VMware and vRealize Operations
As you will see the upgrade is simple and even though its early days I haven’t seen anything that has been broken! If you are interested in seeing an example of the new utilization dashboard scroll to the bottom of this article. Upgrading from 6.1 I will be doing this upgrade on a VA so to begin with I will need the vRealize Operations Manager - Virtual Appliance Operating System upgrade .