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Update NSX Networks Using Cloud Assembly

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vRA 8.1 and vRA Cloud now offer day-2 network reconfiguration using a deployment update action.  This process means I can add multiple networks to a network profile and update the networks after a deployment has completed.   Let’s take a look at how to set up the network profile and blueprint. First I added the networks Read more...
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What’s New with vRealize Automation 8.1 – Technical Overview

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vRealize Automation (vRA) 8.1 represents a major step forward for vRA.  This release expands on the amazing work our development team accomplished since the 8.0 release in October 2019.  This blog post will walk through the new features in 8.1 at a high level.  Nearly all the feature summaries have an associated technical blog link Read more...

Introducing Multitenancy Support for vRealize Automation 8.1

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With the release of vRealize Automation (vRA) 8.1, we are offering support for dedicated infrastructure multitenancy.  This capability is enabled as a separate process in vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager (LCM) once vRA is installed and configured.  There is no requirement to enable tenancy.  If tenancy is disabled, vRA 8.1 will operate exactly in the same Read more...

New Resource Limits in Cloud Assembly

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vRealize Automation Cloud Assembly is expanding limit types with the March feature release and on-premises release of vRealize Automation 8.1.  We now offer improved methods for controlling CPU, Memory, and Storage utilization within a Cloud Zone that is assigned to a Project.  Cloud Zones can be assigned to more than one Project.  This allows a Read more...

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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Updated April, 2020   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 Read more...

Network Automation with Cloud Assembly and NSX – Part 3

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Updated April, 2020   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 Read more...

Infoblox IPAM Integration with Cloud Assembly Overview

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Updated April, 2020   Cloud Assembly includes integration with Infoblox IPAM within your environment.  Once the integration configuration is complete, you are able to provision IP addresses using defined networks and IP blocks in Infoblox .  Assigned IP blocks from Infoblox are added and made available for deployments through the Cloud Assembly network profiles.  Infoblox Read more...