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vRA Action Placement Demystified

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The new extensibility framework in vRealize Automation (vRA) called Action Based Extensibility (ABX) provides the ability to leverage FaaS (Function-as-a-Service) to write simple scripts in various programming languages (e.g. Python, Node.js) to fulfill both simple and complex extensibility use cases. It is available in vRA 8.0 (on-prem) and in vRA Cloud. An Action can be generic, a regular script Read more...

Getting started with the vRealize Automation Terraform Provider

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In my previous post, Infrastructure as Code and vRealize Automation, I talked about the principles of Infrastructure as Code and how vRealize Automation can help you put some of those ideas into action. I also mentioned Terraform as a complimentary technology to vRealize Automation. There are several VMware providers for Terraform (including vSphere, NSX-T, vCloud Read more...

Infrastructure as Code and vRealize Automation

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Infrastructure as Code Infrastructure as Code is a concept that was created to solve the problems that are faced managing infrastructure in the “Cloud Age” by applying principles more often used in software development. Modern, cloud-like infrastructure is dynamic in nature and can lead to server sprawl, configuration drift and “snowflakes”. How do you ensure Read more...

Dell EMC VxRail Management Pack for vRealize Operations

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With a joint development effort with the Dell EMC VxRail team, I’m very excited to share general availability of the VxRail MP for vRealize Operations.  The Dell EMC VxRail Management Pack for vRealize Operations provides a single, end-to-end view of vSAN clusters powered by the VMware vRealize Operations Manager AI/ML analytics engine.  This helps operationalize Read more...

vExpert Cloud Management December 2019 Blog Digest

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Every month we publish a digest of blogs created by our vExpert Cloud Management Community. These blogs are written by industry professionals from around the vCommunity and often feature walkthroughs, feature highlights, and news for vRealize Operations, vRealize Network Insight, and vRealize Log Insight. The vExpert title is awarded to individuals who dedicate their time outside Read more...

vRealize Network Insight Search Poster for Kubernetes

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Continuing our Search Poster series, we’ve arrived at the Kubernetes Search Poster! Using the search engine inside VMware vRealize Network Insight can be a revealing experience. It has every single bit of data you ever wanted to see about anything in your infrastructure and it’s available at your fingertips. Because of the vast amount of Read more...

Rightsizing VMs with vRealize Operations

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Rightsizing VMs is critical to get the best performance of your vSphere infrastructure and your VMs. Rampant oversizing of VMs can cause contention at the host or cluster level, which manifest as CPU ready, CPU co-stop, VM swap, etc. Undersized VMs can cause contention inside the guest OS, which manifest as CPU queuing, memory paging, Read more...
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To Cloud or Not to Cloud?

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To cloud or not to cloud: that is the question. A critical component of a good cloud strategy is a defined process to determine if a service should be brokered or consumed directly from a public cloud provider, or built out internally as part of a private/hybrid cloud environment. Enterprises need to define the evaluation Read more...