Mastering NSX Load Balancers using vRealize Automation

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Unlock the Greater Value of vRealize Automation Many vRealize Automation (vRA) customers start their IT automation journey from the basic Infrastructure-as-a-service. If you have achieved fast provisioning and delivery of infrastructure services to end users, the next logical step is to connect vRealize Automation with other existing tools, deliver custom services and make a true end-to-end automation happen in your IT environment.  vRealize Automation, with

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Want to Test Drive vRealize Automation? Start with New Hands-on Lab

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Among the 150,000 virtual machines deployed during VMworld 2017, vRealize Automation was one of the TOP 10 most popular Hands-on labs (HOL). It is clear that “IT Automation” today is still top-of-mind for our customers, and IT teams are keen on exploring automation solutions to bring agility and efficiency into their organizations. vRealize Automation, heart

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Virtual Container Host (VCH) as a Service using vRealize Automation (vRA)

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Contributions by Alka Gupta, Bhuvanesh Kumar Ravichandran and Pranay Bakre   vRealize Automation 7.2 and later versions support provisioning and management of Virtual Container Hosts(VCH) for running vSphere Integrated Containers (VIC). Below we outline the steps to automate provisioning of VCH from a vRA Service catalog, using XaaS blueprint in vRA. Download the ‘VIC-Deploy.zip’ file attached at the

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Making the Connection: SovLabs’ IPAM and DNS Integration Modules for vRealize Automation

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Editor’s Note: vRealize Automation team has been working closely with partners to build ready-to-use plug-ins that easily connect vRA platform with other common IT tools across ecosystem. In this guest blog, David Coulter, CTO from SovLabs will introduce a group of plug-ins that can simplify the integration with your networking tools. SovLabs will co-present other integration solutions in ITSM domain at

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vRealize Automation Servicenow 2.0 plugin is here

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Introduction The summer is here the snow is over and the New vRealize Automation Servicenow (vRA Servicenow) plugin is shinier than ever, equipped with quite a few enhancements. For those who are new to that integration we would kindly remind that this is the second version of the vRA ITSM plugin for Servicenow. If previously the northbound

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Optimizing Workload Placement in vRealize Automation with vRealize Operations

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Workload placement can be a complex problem. vRealize Automation enforces business and IT policies relating to placement. vRealize Operations can make placement recommendations based on health and capacity metrics. Beginning with vRealize Automation 7.3 and vRealize Operations 6.6, you can leverage the capabilities of both products to optimize your workload placement. The high-level flow across the

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Container Management in vRealize Automation

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vRealize Automation vRealize Automation (vRA) is VMware’s industry-leading hybrid cloud management platform. vRA automates the delivery of applications across multiple clouds. Application architects can describe their deployment topology with the converged blueprint designer. vRA blueprints automate the app deployments and make this a repeatable process for the IT organizations as well as the development teams. Container management in vRA vRA offers built-in container

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