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How to programmatically collect metric values from vROps

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Purpose: Few customers inquired about how they can collect metric values directly from vROps. They majorly wanted to get that information using REST API’s. I wrote another blog post detailing how you can do it. I wrote a python script to automatically collect metric values from vROps. This post provides details about that script. Where Read more...
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How to configure Auto-Scaling for Private Cloud

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Purpose: Have you checked the auto-scaling feature provided in public cloud solutions like AWS and Azure and wished to get the same feature in your private cloud environment? Do you have an existing private cloud environment or building a new one and want to make it auto-scale enabled? This post covers this exact topic. It Read more...
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Demystifying vRealize Automation – Getting it Right!

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Purpose: 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 Read more...
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How to use API in vRO to build XaaS services in vRA

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Purpose: The purpose of this post is to show how to build XaaS services in vRealize Automation (vRA) by using available API’s in vRealize Orchestrator (vRO). Target audience for this post is System Admins, Cloud Admins etc. who are not full fledged developers but has some experience in scripting and build Blueprints in vRA. Also in the Read more...

Integrating NSX with vRealize Automation – Part II

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Purpose This is a blog series on how to integrate and use NSX environment to be consumed in vRealize Automation. Individually these two products are great products with their own use cases but together they form the most formidable force to build a true Software-Defined-Datacenter. In the First Part of the series I have covered Read more...
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Integrating NSX with vRealize Automation – Part I

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Why this blog? NSX and vRealize Automation are two major products from VMware. You use vRealize Automation to build a Cloud environment and use NSX for building a Software-Defined-Network environment. Individually they are awesome products and when you mix them up, you get an overdose of awesomeness. Fun apart, the actual power of Software Defined Datacenter Read more...
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vRealize Operations Manager – Monitoring vs Forensic

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Purpose Did you ever wonder or faced the following questions from a customer regarding vRealize Operations Manager? Why the resource utilization metrics shown by OS and other monitoring tools does not match with those shown in vRealize Operations Manager? Why vRealize Operations Manager shows so many parameters and is complex to look at? Why the Read more...