Today I was a guest at the VMTN VMware Communities Roundtable podcast.
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Together with Erik Nielsen and John White we talked about one of articles I posted back in december “Some thoughts on VM availability and SLAs (and how to retrieve this information from vRealize Operations)“. Vika Shitole was also on the show, talking about EVC and adding hosts to a cluster based on his article here.
My article is the result of one of the vRealize Operations engagements I was involved in, back in december. The article discusses Service Level Agreements (SLAs) and how to get information on SLAs out of vRealize Operations. Most of the time an SLA is just reporting service availability, however an interesting approach on SLAs is provided through the Operationalize your world program at virtual-red-dot.info. The Operationalize your world program is taking an SLA to the next level, by introducing a ‘performance SLA‘.
In my article I provide additional information on how to get information on (performance) SLAs out of vRealize Operations, but also how to deal with maintenance windows. I also provide some information on how you can create a report that only reports the SLA percentage during business hours. Additional details in my article.
Visit talkshoe.com to listen to the recording of the podcast. I want to thank Erik Nielsen, John White, Tom Berry and Elsa Mayer for having me on the show. It’s was great fun!