vRealizing IaaS as a Code Multi-Developer Story with vRealize Automation and LifeCycle Suite Content Management

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We are continuing to cover the multi-developer story for IaaS contents as a code. In the previous blog we have shown step-by-step process on how to set up IaaS content development environment using vRealize Automation with Infrastructure blueprint that is available for download from vRA 7.4 appliances. Here we will be focusing on implementing the Read more...

vRA and ServiceNow – beyond the boring stuff

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Many companies are using our vRealize Automation plug-in for ITSM which delivers blueprints to standard ServiceNow catalogs. For the majority of use cases it is working well and many find it useful. And boring as hell. The reason for this is that the plug-in is not giving you everything the vRA portal does. However, just because we Read more...

Provision and Manage Kubernetes Clusters as-a-Service using vRealize Automation and Pivotal Container Service

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Contributions by Pranay Bakre, Alka Gupta   Pivotal Container Service (PKS) aims to simplify how enterprises deploy, run and manage Kubernetes clusters on any cloud. Download the release from PivNet. Every enterprise wants to run containers in production. However, primary questions being asked are: “How do I get Kubernetes to work in my data center? How Read more...

vRealize Log Insight and VMware Log Intelligence: Better Together

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Credit to NICO GUERRERA for blog content (Bio Below)!   vRealize Log Insight 1.0 was released for general availability in 2013, and since then it has steadily grown in features, scale, and customer adoption. I have worked with customers who have deployed up to sixty nodes of Log Insight across multiple clusters and datacenters, ingesting hundreds Read more...

Customizing request forms using the new Custom Forms

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Custom Forms is a new feature in vRA 7.4. They give you the opportunity to redesign and apply a new look and feel for vRA forms. They also provide a rich set of features, such as the ability to re-order the components in the form, many different types of field validations, the ability to use generic components Read more...

What’s New in vRealize Operations 6.7 REST APIs

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Calling all coders, scripters and automation nerds!  With the release of vRealize Operations 6.7 we have quite a few updates to the REST APIs.  The full list is attached at the bottom of this post, but I wanted to call out a few that are notable and helpful.  I get questions from customers, partners and Read more...

vRealize Automation with Infrastructure Blueprint – Configuring Multi-developer Environment

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This blog is dedicated to step-by-step instructions on how to quickly configure a vRealize Automation content development environment using vRealize Automation blueprint that is available with the recent 7.4 release. By deploying this blueprint, you can get your IaaS content development environment set up quickly so you can start creating/editing content and share it with Read more...

vRealize Operations within vCenter Plugin

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With the release of the latest version of vCenter 6.7 there is a new capability to help achieve self-driving operations from within your vCenter environment with vRealize Operations being at it’s core. This is the new vRealize Operations within vCenter plugin which provides 6 new dashboards directly in the vCenter UI. This plugin was added Read more...