VMware Data Services Manager Overview (en français)

La semaine dernière, nous avons eu une très belle présentation de ma collègue, Chaima Berrachdo. C’était au sujet de VMware Data Services Manager. C’était partie de la VMUG France “virtual events”, et je voudrais à remercier Noham et son equipe pour leur soutien. Pour ceux qui parlent français, j’espère que vous le trouverez utile. Last week, we had a really nice presentation from my colleague, Chaima Berrachdi. This was on the subject of VMware Data Services Manager. This was part of the French VMUG “virtual events”, and I would like to thank Noham and the team for their support. For…

Aria Operations for Logs integration with VMware Data Services Manager v1.4

In my most recent post on VMware Data Services Manager (DSM), we saw how it was possible to integrate the PostgreSQL databases – which are deployed by VMware DSM – with Aria Operations. In this post, we will see how it is also possible to integrate the logs generated by these deployments into Aria Operations for Logs, formerly known as vRealize Log Insight. Let’s begin the post by once again sharing the versions of the various products that we will be using to do the setup. VMware vRealize® Operations™, Version: 8.10.2 (21178503), Edition: Enterprise vRealize True Visibility Management Pack for…

Aria Operations integration with VMware Data Services Manager v1.4

This is a post to address a query that I recently received  regarding the use of Aria Operations (formerly vRealize Operations) with VMware Data Services Manager. The question was whether or not the vRealize True Visibility Suite for PostgreSQL and MySQL would work with the databases that are provisioned by DSM. tl;dr The answer is yes, the True Visibility management packs will successfully gather metrics from databases deployed via DSM, and allow you to build monitoring dashboards, etc. In this post, I will demonstrate the steps involved in configuring the integration for PostgreSQL as there are a few specific steps…

LDAP Integration in VMware Data Services Manager v1.4

I had a recent question about integrating VMware Data Services Manager v1.4 with Microsoft Active Directory for users. This is indeed possible. In this post, I will demonstrate how Organization Admins and Organization Users can be integrated as Active Directory users, and subsequently granted access to Data Services Manager. This is achieved by configuring the LDAP settings in DSM to communicate with Active Directory in this example. The configuration steps include creating two AD Groups in AD, one for Org Admins and one for Org Users. These groups will then be added to one or more organizations in my DSM…

Monitoring and Metrics in VMware Data Services Manager v1.4

VMware Data Services Manager (DSM) v1.4 has a substantial amount of built-in monitoring, not just for analyzing the health and behaviour of the vSphere environments where the databases are running, but also the databases themselves. In this post, I will highlight what those metrics are, and where to find them in the Provider UI. We will begin by looking at the ‘Environment’ monitoring and metrics, before turning our attention to the ‘Database’. Environment The first interesting view of an environment is the Health. This view shows us the health of the agent, and whether any of the major components that…

Configuring Clustered MySQL in VMware Data Services Manager (Video)

In this video, you will see how easy it is to create a clustered MySQL database through VMware Data Services Manager (DSM) v1.4. The video shows how to deploy a clustered MySQL database at deployment time rather than building a standalone MySQL database and then enabling a clustered configuration. You will see how a ‘clustered’ IP address is used to act as a front-end IP address for the cluster, and also how a read-write access port of 6446 is used to connect to the database rather than the default port of 3306. Finally, you will see how to use the…

Self-Service Database Clone in VMware Data Services Manager (Video)

This short video steps through the cloning of an existing database, highlighting another self-service feature of VMware Data Services Manager.  This task can be done directly in the DSM UI by an end user, adding to the self-service capabilities available in the product. The demo will show how to take the clone, and then uses pgAdmin 4 to connect to the databases, validate the results of the cloning operation (by looking at the schema and tables), and then examining the contents of one of the cloned tables. Hope you find it useful. Please reach out with any thoughts, comments or…