Setting up XaaS with vRealize Automation Cloud

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Author: Dustin Ellis, VMware Solution Architect; Advanced Customer Engagement Project Team: Amanda Blevins, Mandy Botsko-Wilson, Carlos Boyd, Darryl Cauldwell, Paul Chang, Kim Delgado, Jason Karnes, Phoebe Kim, Andy Knight, Riaz Mohamed, Chris Mutchler, Nikolay Nikolov, Michael Patton, Raghu Pemmaraju   Introduction: VMware vRealize Automation Cloud (vRA Cloud) can take both your on-prem provisioning resources and Read more...

Automate like a Service Provider with vRealize Automation – Part I

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From IT Operator to IT Service Provider Much of the industry narrative around cloud, positions public cloud services as the solution to bring agility, scale, and flexibility to today’s enterprises. In many cases, the assumption is that these benefits can only be realized through the consumption of services from one of the hyper-scale cloud providers Read more...

Cloud Automation Samples: GitHub Project for Automation Content

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This blog is authored by Mandy Botsko-Wilson Principal Customer Success Architect (@virtualMBW) at VMware, and Amanda Blevins (@AmanadaBlev),Chief Technologist at VMware.   New GitHub Project! Cloud Automation Samples VMware is committed to multi-cloud. Our on-premises and software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions provide support for VMware based clouds and popular public cloud providers. This includes native public clouds such as Read more...

vRealize Automation 8 – What’s New Overview

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vRealize Automation 8 is upon us with a completely new codebase, new integrations, and many new capabilities.  If you have spent any time with VMware vRealize Automation Cloud (formerly Cloud Automation Services) software as a service offering, comprised of Cloud Assembly, Service Broker, and Code Stream, you have experienced vRealize Automation 8.  For further information Read more...

vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager 8.0 – What’s New

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What is vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager? vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager automates install, configuration, upgrade, patch, configuration management, drift remediation and health from within a single pane of glass for the vRealize Suite components. vRSLCM frees IT Managers/Cloud admin resources to focus on business-critical initiatives, while improving time to value, reliability and consistency across their environments. Read more...

Announcing VMware vRealize Automation 8.0

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Today we are excited to announce the release of VMware vRealize Automation 8.0, the hybrid cloud management platform from VMware. With vRealize Automation, customers will be able to increase agility, productivity and efficiency through automation, by reducing the complexity of their IT environment, streamlining IT processes and delivering a DevOps-ready automation platform.   Use cases Read more...

Network Automation with Cloud Assembly and NSX – Part 3

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Welcome back for part three of a four part series on Network Automation with Cloud Assembly and NSX.  In the previous two posts I covered how to setup Cloud Accounts, verify and configure your initial network profile, then showed how to create on-demand networks and use existing or provider networks.  For this post, I will Read more...

Cloud Automation Services – Touring some of the New Features – August 2019 Edition!

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VMware is constantly and rapidly adding features to it’s SaaS Cloud Automation solutions.  In this post I’d like to highlight a few features: Set Icons on Catalog Items (Service Broker) Enable Custom Forms import / export in the custom Form Designer (Service Broker) Enhancements to the Action Editor (Cloud Assembly) Day-2 action policies (Service Broker) Read more...

Active Directory Integration in Cloud Assembly

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In vRealize Automation, which is our on premise automation platform, you could specify where you wanted a virtual machine object placed in your Active Directory structure using integration Active Directory. This capability is now “out-of-the-box” functionality within Cloud Assembly. Let’s walk through how we set up this new integration.   How to Setup the New Read more...

Action Based Extensibility (ABX) Now Available On-Premises

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  In this blog we are going to cover an enhancement to an already awesome capability with in Cloud Assembly know as Action Based Extensibility (check out the link to see what’s under the covers) or ABX. ABX is VMware’s serverless function capability built into Cloud Assembly. Prior to this months release of features into Cloud Read more...