Purpose This is the second post on VMware Cloud Services specifically on Cloud Assembly(CAS). In this post I am going to talk about tags and inputs. As always, I will record a video on the same topics as well. This is for those friends who are more inclined towards visual learning than reading. I sincerely hope you find this post useful. Introduction Before I even start, let me clear few facts. Info-Standard Read More
Purpose This is going to be a series of posts deep diving on VMware Cloud Assembly Services (CAS). In this series I am going to talk about different aspects of VMware Cloud Assembly Services, e.g tags, projects, blueprints etc. As always, I will record a video on the same topics as well. This is keeping in mind of those friends who are more inclined towards visual learning than reading. I sincerely hope you find this series useful. Info-Standard Read More
Purpose I wrote a blog on Auto-Scaling and got many questions regarding that topic. Also, after the release of vRealize Automation 7.3.1 onwards, the workflows stopped working. So, this post has the answer to all those questions and the updated package which will work with vRealize Automation versions upwards from 7.3. Though this post mainly covers the answers to the questions, it contains information about the subject as a whole and can be further categorized into the following sub topics: Info-Standard Read More
Purpose Recently I got a request to build a Weblogic-as-a-Service in vRealize Automation for a customer. This post provides details of that custom built Out-of-the-Box Oracle Weblogic-as-a-Service in vRealize Automation. Requirement: The requirement is to deploy a Weblogic Cluster as a whole. Also, user should be able to choose any number of nodes in the cluster at runtime. For example, it may be anything within the range 1 to 20, etc. Info-Standard Read More
Purpose Did you ever have the need to manually edit the vRealize Automation vPostgres database? This post covers exactly that topic. It provides detailed steps on how you can access the database and modify it. So without further ado start reading the post. Introduction: There are times when we are forced to modify the inbuilt database of vRA server. Whereas very little documentation is available around it. This is for a good reason though. Info-Standard Read More
Purpose The [first part of the post]{% post_link shared-db-service-vrealize-automation %} dealt with “Out of the box Shared DB as a Service”. In addition to other points, where I explained about Shared DB as a Service using a vRO package. Limitation of that package is, it only creates the DB in real Database. Created databases do not appear in vRA items list. Also any Day 2 operation is not possible on the created Databases. Info-Standard Read More
Purpose This blog post provides details of shared DB-as-a-Service capability in vRealize Automation. This functionality provided by vRO workflows. A vRO package was created and is available here. Details of the required tools and configuration steps are also provided. Also, the repository details of the package given. Introduction: In last few months, I got many requests for shared DB-as-a-Service for private cloud. Specifically, the private clouds built with VMware vRealize Automation. Info-Standard Read More
Purpose Do you want to create custom dynamic groups in vROps which matches the tags created in vCenter server? You can do this manually, but you have large number of tags created. How to tackle that programmatically? This post covers the exact point. Read on to know how you can automatically create custom dynamic groups in vROps server. These groups will match the tags created in vCenter server. Introduction: Last week I got a request from my friend Sunny Dua about a script which will automatically create custom groups in vROps server as per vCenter server tags. Info-Standard Read More
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 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 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 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