How Much Cloud Do I Need

Just back from our annual kickoff training. It’s an opportunity to connect with teams from all over the world, product managers, and senior leadership to learn about what’s relevant to our customers and industry across the globe.

I invested a fair amount of time focusing on the ever evolving “Cloud” topic. I define Cloud as IT as a Service, Continue reading

Balancing Resource Demand and Capacity with Predictive Analytics – Predictive DRS

Predictive DRS Introduction and Demonstration

Predictive Distributed Resource Scheduler (pDRS)  is an evolution of the vSphere service that intelligently assures balanced and efficient capacity utilization This new capability is provided within the combination of vSphere 6.5 and vRealize Operations 6.4.

UPDATE: I have clarified that pDRS requires vROps 6.4 and above and ONLY vCenter 6.5 and above. This is another of the compelling reasons to move to vCenter 6.5,.

Also, with the latest update to vROps (6.5), there is no longer a 4000 VM limitation per cluster. I don’t see this as ever having been a realistic limitation as I’ve never seen cluster with 4000 VMs . Continue reading