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Application Modeling in vFabric Application Director

In this video, R&D Manager Matthew Ford demonstrates for application architects and administrators  how easy it can be to do real-time application modeling with the vFabric Application Director.  Application Director supports a streamlined process to define the logical structure of virtual machines, operating systems, software, and components and create a comprehensive, graphical application model, called a blueprint.  Complete with dependency management and custom configuration, once the application blueprint is complete, the system automatically provisions the infrastructure and applications across any VMware vCloud Director registered cloud service, including public cloud services as well as private cloud infrastructures. 


In this demo, Matthew demonstrates how application modeling in Application Director works, including:

  • Using a drag and drop interface to create deployment topologies called blueprints
  • Creating predefined applications using sample data
  • Adding VMs, OS configurations, tc Server, applications components (WAR, JAR, etc.), and services like MySQL or Apache
  • Creating clusters, add load balancing, configure vCPUs, and adjust memory allocation
  • Defining installer locations, paths, and commands
  • Binding properties to customize an install script by inheriting values from other components or VMs
  • Creating dependencies between tiers

 

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About the Author: Matthew Ford has been with VMware engineering for 6 years, and is presently a R&D Manager working on VMware Application Director. Prior to working on Application Director project, Ford also worked on VMware Studio.  Ford came to VMware from Schweitzer Engineering Labs.

 

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About Stacey Schneider

Stacey Schneider has over 15 years of working with technology, with a focus on working with sales and marketing automation as well as internationalization. Schneider has held roles in services, engineering, products and was the former head of marketing and community for Hyperic before it was acquired by SpringSource and VMware. She is now working as a product marketing manager across the vFabric products at VMware, including supporting Hyperic. Prior to Hyperic, Schneider held various positions at CRM software pioneer Siebel Systems, including Group Director of Technology Product Marketing, a role for which her contributions awarded her a patent. Schneider received her BS in Economics with a focus in International Business from the Pennsylvania State University.

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