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Demystifying vRealize Automation – Getting it Right!


My colleague Raminder Singh arranged for a session for customers on vRealize Automation (vRA) and I was asked to deliver the session. VMware is offering vRealize Automation in its previous vCAC and current vRA avatar for last few years. Yet it seems, there are still some challenges faced by customers while adopting it. Specially if they are trying it out for the first time.The session aimed at providing clarity and removing confusion around vRealize Automation. Specially this blog makes it clear what steps needs to be done while implementing vRA. If you want to clarify your concepts around this technology then this post is for you.


Building a Cloud environment using vRealize Automation has two major parts. First part is to successfully deploy all the components of vRealize Automation and getting it running. The second part is configuring it to successfully create a Cloud environment. In my opinion first part is easy but second part requires more overall and in-depth understanding of concepts related to vRA environment. Before you can configure it, understanding the different flows and sequence to be followed needs to be clarified. Keeping that in mind in this post I will try to clarify the following:

  • Start with explaining the different components of vRealize Automation and what each of them do
  • Next, the general description of roles and responsibilities
  • After this, different logically sequential tasks which needs to be performed is explained
  • The session is ended by giving a demo showing everything that was covered in theory.

Provided below is the video of the Webex session which covers the above. Go through it and let me know if it helped you.

N.B.: For more details on vRA, go to documentation from VMware. The best information is always provided there.




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