Learn basics of PowerShell & PowerCLI under 1.5 hours

Purpose Automation in datacenter is a must for any IT-Admin. And scripting is the most important skill they can have. PowerShell is the most important scripting language in today’s virtualised environment. This is a session on basics of PowerShell and PowerCLI which I did for a customer. If you are just starting or plan to start with PowerShell and Automation PowerCLI How to

Automating Infrastructure with vRealize Code Stream and Artifactory

Purpose The purpose of this post is to show how to automate infrastructure in virtualized dataceter through vRealize Code Stream and using other tools like Artifactory. Target audience for this post are System Admins, Cloud Admins etc. who are not full fledged developers but has some experience in scripting and automation or building blueprints in How to DevOps vRealize Code Stream vRealize Automation

Demystifying vRealize Automation – Getting it Right!

Purpose Recently I got a request to from my colleague Raminder Singh to deliver a session for customers on vRealize Automation (vRA). Though vRealize Automation is generally available for few years, still it seems there are challenges faced by customers. Specially if they are trying it out for the first time. This post aims at clearing the confusio How to vRealize Automation

How to use API in vRO to build XaaS services in vRA

Purpose The purpose of this post is to show how to build XaaS services in vRealize Automation (vRA) by using available API’s in vRealize Orchestrator (vRO). Target audience for this post is System Admins, Cloud Admins etc. who are not full fledged developers but has some experience in scripting and build Blueprints in vRA. Also in the process this How to vRealize Automation vRealize Orchestrator

Integrating NSX with vRealize Automation-Part II

Purpose Dear Readers, this is the second and last part of the series on integrating NSX with vRealize Automation. Initially I thought of writing three separate blogs on this topic covering Integration, Consumption and Result. But then due to the size I decided to put a video and few screenshots. This reduced the size to a great extent and hence I w How to vRealize Automation NSX

vRealize Operations Manager - Monitoring vs Forensic

Purpose Did you ever wonder or faced the following questions from a customer regarding vRealize Operations Manager? * Why the resource utilization metrics shown by OS and other monitoring tools does not match with those shown in vRealize Operations Manager? * Why vRealize Operations Manager shows so many parameters and is complex to look at? * vRealize Operations Architecture

Integrating NSX with vRealize Automation-Part I

Purpose NSX and vRealize Automation are two major products from VMware. You use vRealize Automation to build a Cloud environment and use NSX for building a Software-Defined-Network environment. Individually they are awesome products and when you mix them up, you get an overdose of awesomeness. Fun apart, the actual power of Software Defined Datacen How to vRealize Automation NSX

How to monitor NSX environment with vRealize Operations Part II Result

Purpose Dear Reader, this is the second part of the vROPS for NSX post. In the earlier Part I post I have discussed about the installation and configuration of the PAK file in vROPs environment. In this part I am going to discuss the results of the configuration, i.e, what information we get from the solution. As could be seen in the earlier post, vRealize Operations How to NSX