Archives for April 2011

Last part of this series “Troubleshooting EMC Ionix (SMARTS)”, we discussed some of the key tools in enabling an Enterprise Management administrator to understand if their EMC ITOI (IT Operations Intelligence) infrastructure is healthy. In this part, we will talk about dmdebug and how it can help you efficiently understand statistics about your in-memory domain […]

Whenever you need to exchange “payload” (that is, content) from one HP Server Automation core to another (lets say, from dev into testing, and testing into prod), HPSA includes a very handy utility to export and import. CBT or also known as DET (DCML Exchange Utility) is found in your HP Server Automation DVD. In […]

In this blog I am going to cover some of the pitfalls one usually encounters when deploying a fresh new install of HPSA (Opsware) version 9. Although this is no replacement for the Installation guide, it should help those venturing down this path from encountering some bumps on the way. Eventually, I will post a […]

Recently I went to a client to help them understand their current state of Enterprise Management. They leveraged EMC’s Ionix (aka SMARTS) for server, network, and storage monitoring. As usual in any IT enterprise, the guy who implemented left the company, and the newcomer was still ramping up. Additionally, they were experiencing high latency/poor user […]

We’re ramping up to support proposal for lifecycle management of a 50,000 Virtual Desktop deployment. Need to put together the right methodology for minimizing end-user pains while maximizing IT efficiencies: -User self-service -Rapid-provisioning of elastic computing power -Pool/non-pooled desktop service (to cater to different service level requirements) -Patching Lifecycle – a must for an IAVA-aware […]

**UPDATE** Our session is now listed in HP’s Discover 2011 Session Tracks! Be sure to visit and sign up if you are planning to attend: Just wanted to let everyone know that I will be presenting at this year’s HP Discover 2011 conference in Las Vegas, NV.  I will be focusing on leveraging HP’s […]

Welcome to VVL System’s Blog Spot

We are hoping that this section of our website will provide numerous insight into Data Center Automation technologies, best practices, and knowledge sharing to the DCA and OO (Operations Orchestration) community. In the coming weeks, we’ll be sharing insights on: BMC’s Bladelogic Automation Suite HP Business Service Automation Suite EMC Ionix Framework VMWare Technologies The […]