vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager 1.3 – What’s new

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On July 10, 2018, VMware released an updated version of its vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager. vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager (vRSLCM) automates Day 0 to Day 2 operations of the entire vRealize Suite, enabling simplified operational experience for customers. The vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager automates install, configuration, upgrade, patch, configuration management, drift remediation and health from within Read more...

Intelligent Operations: Technology Alone is Not the Answer

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By Kevin Lees and Andy Troup Technology is a critical enabler in helping IT support, if not drive, their company’s business outcomes. But it is “just” an enabler and without understanding how to operationalize a technology, all of the benefits afforded by it will never be fully realized. This is especially true if we consider Read more...

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...

Top 3 IT Operations Badges Every Administrator Should Know

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Top 3 IT Operations Badges Every Administrator Should Know Companies Want Efficient Operations Understand VMware vRealize Operations Manager badges and Blue Medora True Visibility Suite (TVS) objects for efficient operation of your virtual infrastructure. There are three major badges used in vRealize Operations (vROps): Health, Risk, and Efficiency.  Each discovered object, from VMs to Cisco 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...

May 16th Webinar: More Usability Improvements of vRealize Automation and vRealize Life Cycle Manager

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On May 16th, we will be hosting another Getting More Out of VMware webinar. The webinar is designed for Cloud Administrators and VI Administrators who leverage vRealize Suite products, such as vRealize Automation,  to run their virtual infrastructure and cloud environment. It will be a great opportunity to learn how vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager 1.2 (vRSLCM) and Read more...