Wednesday, February 24, 2016

VMware vROps - Custom Dashboard Design Part 1


I think that Custom Dashboards are one of the most powerful features in vRealize Operations Manager (vROps). They enable you to commission and build compelling frames of view, almost like paintings, into your virtual or cloud environment. These dynamic paintings can tell the user a story and empower them to make educated decisions about many facets of a Software Defined Data Center.

So, you want to start building your own Custom Dashboard in vROps but don't know where to start. Do custom dashboards seem a little overwhelming and a bit like black magic? Well, maybe a little, but with understanding of some basic concepts, I will try to demystify this artform and make you a dashboard ninja in no time. To get you started, we will begin with a very simple but somewhat powerful dashboard, build on it to add more functionality, and finally move on to some more complex use cases. Hopefully by the end of this series, you will be able to dream up your own dashboards and impress everyone with your creativity.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Honored to be awarded VMware vExpert 2016!


I'm humbled and honored to be selected for the VMware vExpert 2016 Award. Thank you everyone for reading my blog!

The VMware vExpert program is VMware's global evangelism and advocacy program. The award is for individuals, not companies or VMware employees, who have significantly contributed to the community of VMware users over the past year. The VMware vExpert title is awarded on an annual basis to individuals for their commitment to sharing their knowledge and passion for VMware technology, above and beyond their job responsibilities.

Announcement:
http://blogs.vmware.com/vmtn/2016/02/vexpert-2016-award-announcement.html 

vExpert Directory: 
https://communities.vmware.com/vexpert.jspa 

Other Resources:
https://communities.vmware.com/community/vmtn/vexpert