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Purpose Have you checked the auto-scaling feature provided in public cloud solutions like AWS and Azure and wished to get the same feature in your private cloud environment? Do you have an existing private cloud environment or building a new one and want to make it auto-scale enabled? This post covers this exact topic. It details what auto-scaling is and provides step by step guide on how you can build one using various VMware products. Info-Standard Read More
Purpose Did you ever feel the need to push custom data to vRealize Operations Manager (vROps)? Did you wish, you could see that one parameter or metric specific to your environment in vROps? This post provides exactly that information. Here I demonstrate a script which pushes custom data into vROps. At the same time, I explained how you can customize it according to your requirement. Introduction: A few weeks back I got the request from two of my colleagues for friends Luciano Gomes and Iwan (e1) Rahabok about a script which can push data into vRealize Operations Manager. Info-Standard Read More
Purpose Few customers inquired about how they can collect metric values directly from vROps. They majorly wanted to get that information using REST API’s. I wrote another blog post detailing how you can do it. I wrote a python script to automatically collect metric values from vROps. This post provides details about that script. Where you can get that script and how it needs to be run. Introduction: This python script uses the vROps python client to query and gather information directly from vROps server. Info-Standard Read More
Purpose vRealize Operations Manager (vROps) is an absolutely amazing and must have tool for any virtualised datacenter. Out of the box (OOTB), it provides a lot of functionalities. Unlike custom dashboards and super metrics, REST API’s are less explored areas of vROps. For notifications, we typically use “Send an Email” as a notification option. The less explored options are SNMP notifications and REST notifications plugins. So we should use REST notifications plugin over others and how can we do it? Info-Standard Read More
Purpose If you are working in Virtualization and Cloud space, then you must have heard about Software Defined Storage (SDS). It is part of Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) (a term coined by VMware). Since VMware started the SDDC journey and is a pioneer in this technology, so, today I am going to cover VMware solution in this space. Virtual SAN or vSAN is the solution from VMware which provides SDS capabilities in VMware environment. Info-Standard Read More
Purpose This post is aimed towards anyone who does a lot of Log Analysis. In this post I showcased the capabilities of VMware vRealize Log Insight. This will enable you to confidently utilise this tool to not only analyse the diverse logs that you can think of but also visualise the patterns and much more. So, if you are a hands on person who loves to do root cause analysis, or want to solve that nagging performance issue, then this post is for you. Info-Standard Read More
Purpose Automation in a virtualised datacenter is must for any IT-Admin. PowerShell is perhaps the most important tool in such virtualised datacenter. For VMware environment PowerCLI provides that capability to the admins. This is the second session on PowerCLI, covering the advance topics. If you are just starting or plan to start with PowerShell, then read the first part and come back here. Introduction: As mentioned, PowerShell has become an invaluable tool in any IT-Admin’s kitty. Info-Standard Read More
Purpose Today I got to demo advance capabilities and various possibilities in & around vRA 7.2 (vRealize Automation) to an audience. This involved auto-scaling, on-demand load balancers, application authoring and containers. So, if you are a cloud admin or infra admin and wondering what features you can implement using vRA, then this post shows few of them. Introduction: If you want to build a cloud environment with a lot of flexibility then vRA is the tool for you. Info-Standard Read More
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 wondering where to start, then this session is for you. Introduction: Scripting started with SHELL (*nix environment) and BATCH (Windows) and has matured over the years. Info-Standard Read More
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 vRA. Also in the process this post clarifies on how to use vRealize Code Stream for any other automation Info-Standard Read More