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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 confusion and making it clear what steps needs to be done while implementing vRA. Info-Standard Read More
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 post will clarify how to use vRO and also how to explore API structure and use them in building custom workflows. Info-Standard Read More
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 will club part II and III in this post. Info-Standard Read More
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? Why the reclamation suggestions provided by vRealize Operations Manager does not align with other tools? Info-Standard Read More
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 Datacenter comes into play when you use them together. With NSX you can build Dynamic routing, load balancing, firewall rules etc. Info-Standard Read More
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, when we install this solution we get two adapters, Info-Standard Read More
Purpose Hello, my last post was about monitoring NSX environment using vRealize Network Insight. That is an amazing tool and a must have if you have NSX in your environment. In the meantime I thought of writing a post on using vRealize Operations (vRops) to monitor NSX environment. This is going to be a two part blog, where, in the first part I will cover the installation and configure portion and in the second part will explore the solution. Info-Standard Read More
Purpose Hi Reader, I am back with another blog. I thought of writing a series of blogs on vRealize Automation. It seems not enough is discussed about the internal architecture and the generic configuration steps are too complex and needs some explanations. But before I do that, I thought of sharing a tutorial on “Installation and configuration of vRealize Network Insight”. This is the newest addition to VMware kitty and the most happening kid at the moment :). Info-Standard Read More
Purpose Hey guys, hope you are doing good. Few days back I discussed about the choice between a distributed deployment and a simple one. Near the end I said, if you want to do a distributed deployment then it is better that we use a virtual load balancer like NSX. So this blog is all about configuring NSX load balancer for a distributed deployment for vRA 7.1. For the purpose of this blog I will use NSX 6. Info-Standard Read More
Purpose The most awaited feature is finally here. Never thought I would see Microsoft saying they love Linux and open source. But I suppose this was on the cards cause you can not ignore a vast population of IT landscape. So finally PowerShell is here for Linux and Mac environment.Here is a step by step guide on how you would install the Alpha release on your Mac. To download the package visit the Info-Standard Read More