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vRealize Automation 8 – Install and Configuration

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vRealize Automation 8 (vRA) brings an entirely new cloud management and automation experience to your on premises datacenter.  While the capabilities are new for on prem, the same codebase and features have been available with our SaaS offering, vRealize Automation Cloud, since January 2019.  We frequently talk about the new micro-services architecture, cloud agnostic deployment capabilities Read more...

Cloud Assembly Support for IPv6

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Cloud Assembly now supports IPv6 for vSphere workloads in a dual stack configuration.  You will have the ability to define an IPv6 CIDR, gateway, and DNS servers just as you can with IPv4.  In the example, I have added IPv6 details to my logical switch for later deployment use.     Additionally IPv6 IP ranges Read more...

vRealize Automation 8 – What’s New Overview

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vRealize Automation 8 is upon us with a completely new codebase, new integrations, and many new capabilities.  If you have spent any time with VMware vRealize Automation Cloud (formerly Cloud Automation Services) software as a service offering, comprised of Cloud Assembly, Service Broker, and Code Stream, you have experienced vRealize Automation 8.  For further information Read more...

Network Automation with Cloud Assembly and NSX – Part 4

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The final blog in my series on network automation with Cloud Assembly and NSX will focus on creating on-demand load balancers, using existing load balancers, and reconfiguring load balancers after deployment.  I recommend going through part 1, part 2, and part 3 of this blog series if you’re new to Cloud Assembly. On-Demand Load Balancers Read more...

Network Automation with Cloud Assembly and NSX – Part 3

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Welcome back for part three of a four part series on Network Automation with Cloud Assembly and NSX.  In the previous two posts I covered how to setup Cloud Accounts, verify and configure your initial network profile, then showed how to create on-demand networks and use existing or provider networks.  For this post, I will Read more...

Infoblox IPAM Integration with Cloud Assembly Overview

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Cloud Assembly now includes integration with Infoblox IPAM solutions within your environment.  The IPAM feature is currently in beta and is fully accessible for use.  Once the integration configuration is complete, you are able to provision IP addresses using defined networks in Infoblox.  Assigned IP ranges from Infoblox are added and made available for deployments Read more...

Creating Tags in NSX with Cloud Assembly

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VMware Cloud Assembly provides the ability to add tags to VMware NSX logical switches (segments) and NICs. Tags are also added to existing and deployed load balancers, deployed virtual servers, server pools, application profiles, and monitor objects.  Why is this cool, you ask?  Tags can be used for a number of purposes.  They allow developers to Read more...
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Network Automation with Cloud Assembly and NSX – Part 2

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In the first post, I covered how to add Cloud Accounts and view discovered compute and network resources in Cloud Assembly.  If you missed the first post or need a refresher, click here – part 1 – to check it out.  Each of the posts in this series assumes you have access to Cloud Assembly with the Read more...

Network Automation with Cloud Assembly and NSX – part 1

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Cloud Assembly provides the ability to create Provider and on-demand networks, plus use existing software defined networks, through our integrations with VMware NSX.  NSX isn’t the only option available for Infrastructure as Code needs.  Cloud Assembly also allows you to leverage the network resources provided by public cloud providers.  Over the next four posts, I’ll Read more...

What’s New For vRealize Network Insight 4.0/Network Insight Service

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Starting with the 4.0 release of Network Insight, VMware is providing support for VMware Cloud on AWS, including visibility into your configuration and flows for security planning.  Support for VMware Cloud on AWS is currently in Preview.  Additionally, Network Insight is expanding support for Cisco ASA, Cisco ACI, and BGP-EVPN.  Paths can now be traced Read more...