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Custom Forms Enhancements – CSS and Complex Input Types

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The March 2020 release of vRealize Automation (and vRealize Automation 8.1) has two new enhancements to the Custom Forms capabilities in Service Broker: Custom CSS, and Complex Input Types. Custom CSS allows you to import a stylesheet to customise the appearance of forms, which allows you to create a richer user experience. Complex Input Types Read more...

vRealize Automation Action Based Extensibility (ABX) now supports PowerShell

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In addition to Python and NodeJS, vRealize Automation now supports PowerShell as a scripting language for writing Action Based Extensibility (ABX) code. Actions are executed based on lifecycle events, using functions-as-a-service (FaaS), to extend the functionality of the platform. PowerShell is only supported for on-premises deployments, and requires an appliance deployed alongside the Cloud Proxy Read more...

New Resource Limits in Cloud Assembly

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vRealize Automation Cloud Assembly is expanding limit types with the March feature release.  We now offer improved methods for controlling CPU, Memory, and Storage utilization within a Cloud Zone that is assigned to a Project.  Cloud Zones can be assigned to more than one Project.  This allows a Cloud Administrator to overallocate resources across Projects.  Read more...

Yes! Code Stream Pipelines as Catalog Item

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  In the latest release of features in vRealize Automation we have introduced the capability to present Code Stream pipelines as catalog items in the Service Broker service. This feature allows you to take the power of Code Stream infrastructure pipelines, provide them as self-service catalog items, and use the awesome the benefits of custom Read more...

Changing the Foundation of the vRealize Network Insight Architecture

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Welcome to a “behind the curtains” article that is written by the vRealize Network Insight (vRNI) engineering team, and highlights the technical challenges around scaling the massive data lake, that is vRealize Network Insight. We are focusing on the efforts that took place last year when vRNI changed one of its critical database components. This Read more...

vRealize Operations and the Federation Management Pack – Use Cases from the Field

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The Federation Management Pack for vRealize Operations, available via the VMware Solution Exchange helps our customers to unify their multi-site vRealize Operations Manager deployments into a single pane of glass. Multi-site means in the context of the Federation Management Pack, running multiple vRealize Operations instances managing multiple SDDC sites. The following diagram depicts a typical Read more...

vRealize Automation 8.1 Powers Network Automation for Modern Apps

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Network Automation for Modern Apps Deploying today’s modern containerized apps and traditional multitier apps into highly virtualized and cloud environments can be complex. To improve operations for developer and DevOps teams, some IT organizations have automated the deployment of VMs and multitiered app components. However, even with this approach, faster component provisioning only partially solves Read more...

vRealize Automation 8 Architecture

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Introduction Containers based micro-services architecture offers simplified management, configuration, improved performance and scalability. vRealize Automation 8 has been rearchitected to support this modern container based architecture. As a result, vRealize Automation 8.0 can scale better and greatly enhance the ability for its customers to deploy and manage multi-cloud environments. vRealize Automation services can be run Read more...

DevOps for Infrastructure: From VI Admin To DevOps Champion

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To really understand how DevOps can be useful to the virtualisation administrator, we have to take a look at what DevOps is, what problems it tries to solve, and how it solves them. Wikipedia describes DevOps as: a set of practices that combines software development (Dev) and information-technology operations (Ops) which aims to shorten the Read more...