#vROps Webinar 2016 – Announcing Part 8 : SDDC Operations with vROps Custom Dashboards
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. While vROps is primarily a Performance Management and Capacity Planning tool, we will take you to the other important aspects as well such as Availability and Configuration.
The session would start with discussing the concept first. Then you will see the concept turning into reality with the Custom Dashboards which we are going to showcase. Later, we will also share details on how to get all those dashboards into your environments with a few easy steps and hopefully this will either get you started on your vROps journey, or accelerate the journey for those who have already started and now looking to maximise their investments they made in to vROps.
So join us for this edition and learn more about how to operationalize Software Defined Datacenter.
Day & Date : Thursday, 25th August 2016
Time : 1:30 PM – 2:45 PM (SGT)
Event : vROps Webinar 2016
Topic : Part 8 : SDDC Operations with vROps Custom Dashboards
WebEx Link : JoinWebExMeeting
Creating a vRealize Log Insight 2.5 cluster with Integrated Load Balancing
vRealize Log Insight 2.5 improves on the clustering in previous versions with an Integrated Load Balancer (ILB) which allows you to distribute load across your cluster of Log Insight instances without actually needing an external load balancer. The advantage of this over an external load balancer is that the source IP is maintained which allows for easier analysis.
The minimum number of nodes in a cluster is three, the first node becomes the Master node and the other two become Worker nodes. The maximum number of nodes supported is six, though acording to Mr Log Insight himself, Steve Flanders, the hard limit is more:
@sammcgeown yes though hard limit in product is much higher. How big do you need?
— Steve Flanders (@smflanders) February 11, 2015
The Log Insight appliance comes in four sizes: an Extra Small, for use in labs or PoC, through to Large, which can consume a whopping 112.5GB of logs per day. Those figures scale in a linear fashion for clusters, so a 3-node cluster of large instances can consume 337.5GB per day, from 2,250 syslog connections at a rate of 22,500 events a second. See more on sizing vRealize Log Insight.