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Service Broker Policy Criteria

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With the latest release of features for vRealize Automation Cloud for September 2019 there is a new capability in VMware Service Broker which allows you to set criteria on how policies run when a consumer requests a catalog item. We call this the Service Broker Policy Criteria (I know catchy name)! In this blog I Read more...

Kubernetes Namespace Management in Cloud Assembly

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VMware is making huge investments in our ability to deploy and manage Kubernetes. This is evident in many of the VMworld announcements that you hopefully heard while attending the conference or have read in post conference material. This should come as no surprise as we (VMware) feel it is our “birthright” to own the container Read more...

Blueprint Object Properties Editor in vRealize Automation Cloud

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  With the latest release of features for September 2019 in vRealize Automation Cloud, one stands out that is of importance to those cloud administrators and architects that may not be as comfortable writing blueprint topologies in a code. The feature is called the Object Properties Editor. Cloud Assembly uses YAML formatting for its language Read more...

Active Directory Integration in Cloud Assembly

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In vRealize Automation, which is our on premise automation platform, you could specify where you wanted a virtual machine object placed in your Active Directory structure using integration Active Directory. This capability is now “out-of-the-box” functionality within Cloud Assembly. Let’s walk through how we set up this new integration.   How to Setup the New Read more...

Action Based Extensibility (ABX) Now Available On-Premises

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  In this blog we are going to cover an enhancement to an already awesome capability with in Cloud Assembly know as Action Based Extensibility¬†(check out the link to see what’s under the covers) or ABX. ABX is VMware’s serverless function capability built into Cloud Assembly. Prior to this months release of features into Cloud Read more...

Custom Host Naming in Cloud Assembly

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  When deploying virtual machines the very first ask for customization is almost always “How do we change the machine name?” or “How do we implement our custom machine naming convention?”. It’s an essential part of a deployment and has to be something that is out-of-the-box! In this blog we are going to cover the Read more...

Yes, We Use It Ourselves!! (VMware Code Stream)

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  VMware is a massive development shop!! I mean we have a TON of developers always cranking out new features and capabilities for our solutions. So, it is safe to say that we run into all of the same challenges that other companies that are developing applications run in to. In this post I am Read more...

Kubernetes Across vRealize Automation Cloud

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  In this post I am going to cover all the areas within vRealize Automation Cloud that can help deploy and manage upstream Kubernetes environments as well as deployments of applications to Kubernetes environments.   VMware Cloud Assembly:   PKS Integration: The first area within VMware Cloud Assembly that has integration to Kubernetes is the Read more...

Integrations Available For VMware Code Stream

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With VMware Code Stream you can speed software delivery and streamline troubleshooting with release pipelines and analytics. In this post we will go through many of the integrations that are possible with VMware Code Stream. You will see that there are SO many possibilities to interact with virtually any system to make advanced pipelines for Read more...

Native Objects From Azure and AWS In Cloud Assembly

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Cloud Assembly provides an awesome platform to create cloud agnostic blueprints that can be designed on the blueprint design canvas, or written directly from code (YAML), and then deployed to public and private clouds from the single blueprint. That’s a super cool feature but what if you need to use specific services from AWS or Read more...