vRBC 7.3 – Whats New Technical Blog

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On June 13, 2017, VMware released an updated version of its vRealize Business for Cloud 7.3 solution. VMware vRealize Business for Cloud automates cloud costing analysis, consumption metering, cloud comparison and planning, delivering the cost visibility and business insights you need to run your cloud more efficiently. Below is a summary of what’s new in this release of Read more...

PCI-DSS & HIPAA compliance with vRealize Operations

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Hardening and Compliance for vSphere For some time now vRealize Operations has been able to check the vSphere environment against VMware’s vSphere Hardening Guidelines – vRealize Operations vSphere Hardening.   More and more organizations have the need to meet certain regulatory requirements, namely PCI-DSS, HIPAA, and others.  With the recent release of vRealize Operations 6.6 Read more...

Scaling a vRA 7.3 Environment (Part 3)

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Last time we explored the wonderful vra-command tool. Now it’s time to dive into the REST API world of vRA configuration. You may already know the vRA API and probably may have already used it. However, if you open a browser and navigate to https://you-vra-va:5480/config you’ll see a nice UI listing all the available options for meddling with your infrastructure: Read more...

Optimizing Workload Placement in vRealize Automation with vRealize Operations

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Workload placement can be a complex problem. vRealize Automation enforces business and IT policies relating to placement. vRealize Operations can make placement recommendations based on health and capacity metrics. Beginning with vRealize Automation 7.3 and vRealize Operations 6.6, you can leverage the capabilities of both products to optimize your workload placement. The high-level flow across the Read more...

Cloud Management Best Practices with eWeek

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A few weeks ago, Mahesh Kumar, the Sr. Director of Product Marketing at the Cloud Management Business Unit of VMware, sat down with eWeek to share his views of the Cloud Management best practices. The interview was focused on the current and near-future issues that organizations face when going through a digital transformation. In particular, eWeek Read more...
Container management use cases in vRA

Container Management in vRealize Automation

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vRealize Automation vRealize Automation (vRA) is VMware’s industry-leading hybrid cloud management platform. vRA automates the delivery of applications across multiple clouds. Application architects can describe their deployment topology with the converged blueprint designer. vRA blueprints automate the app deployments and make this a repeatable process for the IT organizations as well as the development teams. Container management in vRA vRA offers built-in container Read more...

Scaling a vRA 7.3 Environment (Part 2)

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Last time we installed a distributed vRA 7.3 environment by using only one node per role. Here comes the time when you have to add another node for each role, to the vRA setup, because vRA has become a critical asset and you want to lower the downtime of the service. There are a few Read more...