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Extending vRealize Operations with Collaboration Tools, RESTful APIs, and Webhook Shims — David Davis on vRealize Operations Post #50

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vRealize Operations doesn’t live or work on an island in the datacenter. Recently, I learned how vRealize Ops can integrate with any tools that support a RESTful API – which includes just about every modern collaboration tools in the world today. There are so many cool use cases for extending and integrating vROps with other Read more...

Two leading hypervisors, one pane of glass

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Two leading hypervisors, one pane of glass Is your organization one of the growing number that run both VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V?  It’s not uncommon for Enterprise Infrastructures to contain multiple virtualization platforms, the two most common being VMware ESXi and Microsoft Hyper-V.  Most are using ESXi as their primary hypervisor and Hyper-V for specific Read more...

Managing SDDC as Code – Development at Scale

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The software development process for large application teams is evolving in an effort to reduce overall project time and improve schedule accuracy. Projects are more complex than ever, especially when you include the mix of deployment options for a modern enterprise application. With Agile software development of cloud-based applications, developers (DEV) are now taking on Read more...

vRA UpgradeGovernance – Debug Tips

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vRA Upgrade Governance   UpgradeGovernance upgrades Entitlements and Approval policies in the self-service platform vRA. Entitlements determine which users or groups can request catalog items or perform specific actions on requested items. Approval policies attached to entitled catalog items or entitled actions allow additional controls to the environment. This blog post makes an attempt to Read more...

Mastering NSX Load Balancers using vRealize Automation

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Unlock the Greater Value of vRealize Automation Many vRealize Automation (vRA) customers start their IT automation journey from the basic Infrastructure-as-a-service. If you have achieved fast provisioning and delivery of infrastructure services to end users, the next logical step is to connect vRealize Automation with other existing tools, deliver custom services and make a true end-to-end automation happen in your IT environment.  vRealize Automation, with Read more...

Managed Service Accounts (GMSA) and vRA

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Part of my job as a Customer Success Architect is to consult customers on various topics around vRA. Sometimes, those topics go to uncharted territory. One of them is managing the IaaS service account and its password according to security protocols. VMware supports this and we even have a procedure defined in a KB, but Read more...

New Multi-Site vRealize Operations – Federation Management Pack – David Davis on vROps #48

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Let’s say that you have multiple datacenters around the world, or even just around the United States. Each datacenter (even if it’s a relatively small vSphere-powered datacenter) needs monitoring of performance, capacity planning, and trouble remediation, should the unexpected happen. In the past, you could try to have a single vROps install and use remote Read more...

vRA 7.x – Debug Tips – Entitlements

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vRA Entitlements and Approvals   Entitlements and Approvals are part of governance in the self-service platform vRA. Entitlements determine which users or groups can request catalog items or perform specific actions on requested items. Approval policies attached to entitled catalog items or entitled actions allow additional controls to the environment. This blog post makes an Read more...