vBrownBag Follow-UP AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Domain 1 w Byron Schaller (@byronschaller)

We kick off our AWS Certified SysOps Administrator series with Byron Schaller – AWS Certified Solutions Architect Professional and VCDX #231, covering domain 1.0 Monitoring and Metrics. AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Domain 1.0 Show Notes: – Topics to know (2:37) – CloudWatch (3:15) – CloudWatch Collection Times for EC2 (4:45) – CloudWatch EC2 Default Metrics Read more about vBrownBag Follow-UP AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Domain 1 w Byron Schaller (@byronschaller)[…]

#vBrownBag Follow-Up VCP6 Foundation Exam Section 7 with Dan Barr (@vDanBarr)

Dan Barr covers Monitoring for section 7 of the VMware Certified Professional 6 Foundation Exam. VCP6 Foundation Section 7 Video Objective 7.1 – Describe tasks, charts and events – List important metrics like esxtop counters for CPU, memory, disk, network, counters in web client monitoring, indentify common issues – Review monitor/logging options, syslog, snmp, log Read more about #vBrownBag Follow-Up VCP6 Foundation Exam Section 7 with Dan Barr (@vDanBarr)[…]

#vBrownBag Follow-Up VCP6 Foundation Exam Section 6 with Mike Wilson (@IT_Muscle)

Mike Wilson is back to discuss troubleshooting in vSphere 6. VCP6 Troubleshooting Video Objective 6.1 – General troubleshooting steps, log locations – Demo includes ESXi health monitor, export information Objective 6.2 – Review common storage, network, VM issues including resource contention, identifying when virtual machines do not have access to enough resources – Demo includes Read more about #vBrownBag Follow-Up VCP6 Foundation Exam Section 6 with Mike Wilson (@IT_Muscle)[…]

Monitoring OpenStack – Nagios 3

Part of the work around the upcoming OpenStack Cookbook involved a refresh of the chapter on Monitoring. Specifically, we wanted to deliver an updated section with some tool changes that would reflect the current state of things in terms of OpenStack monitoring. That said, after spending weeks and weeks exploring other options, we came back Read more about Monitoring OpenStack – Nagios 3[…]

Couch to OpenStack – Monitoring Follow-Up

Thanks again for everyone coming along for the Nagios ride. To recap we: Reviewed the requirements for monitoring. Installation of the NPRE agent Other monitoring solutions, and why we chose Nagios Installation of Nagios How to monitor certain services How to quickly and easily install and configure dashboards Here are the resources from the show: Read more about Couch to OpenStack – Monitoring Follow-Up[…]

OpenStack Monitoring – Part 1 Installing Sensu

When OpenStack is deployed, it can grow to be quite complex and have any number of service interdependencies which makes monitoring it difficult. The Mirantis blog does a much better job of describing this than I could. This series will cover installing and configuring Sensu & it’s respective checks to monitor your OpenStack installation. This Read more about OpenStack Monitoring – Part 1 Installing Sensu[…]

What’s New in VMTurbo?

While I’ve talked some about VMTurbo before (here and here), I figured now would be a good time to let you know abut some of the enhancements they’ve made recently: Improved workload placement policy support It is now possible to specify “Place” and “Don’t Place policies for the workload and hosts and datastores addressing typical Read more about What’s New in VMTurbo?[…]