Next-Generation Network Automation with VMware vRealize Automation 8.1 and VMware NSX-T Data Center 3.0

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Today, we are launching VMware’s next-generation Network Automation solution, powered by VMware vRealize Automation 8.1, VMware’s modern infrastructure automation platform, and VMware NSX-T Data Center 3.0, the latest release of VMware’s flagship network virtualization platform. As mentioned in our previous Network Automation blog, VMware vRealize Automation 8.1 and VMware NSX-T Data Center help organizations accelerate Read more...

Custom Forms Enhancements – CSS and Complex Input Types

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The March 2020 release of vRealize Automation (and vRealize Automation 8.1) has two new enhancements to the Custom Forms capabilities in Service Broker: Custom CSS, and Complex Input Types. Custom CSS allows you to import a stylesheet to customise the appearance of forms, which allows you to create a richer user experience. Complex Input Types Read more...

vRealize Automation Action Based Extensibility (ABX) now supports PowerShell

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In addition to Python and NodeJS, vRealize Automation now supports PowerShell as a scripting language for writing Action Based Extensibility (ABX) code. Actions are executed based on lifecycle events, using functions-as-a-service (FaaS), to extend the functionality of the platform. PowerShell is only supported for on-premises deployments, and requires an appliance deployed alongside the Cloud Proxy Read more...

Yes! Code Stream Pipelines as Catalog Item

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  In the latest release of features in vRealize Automation we have introduced the capability to present Code Stream pipelines as catalog items in the Service Broker service. This feature allows you to take the power of Code Stream infrastructure pipelines, provide them as self-service catalog items, and use the awesome the benefits of custom Read more...

Approval Policies in vRealize Automation

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Providing a self-service catalog can be a great way to allow users in an organization to quickly get applications and services they need and can help IT focus on other tasks outside of just full-filling requests for machines. However when a catalog is presented to an organization it is important that there are some guardrails Read more...

vRealize Automation 8.1 Powers Network Automation for Modern Apps

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Network Automation for Modern Apps Deploying today’s modern containerized apps and traditional multitier apps into highly virtualized and cloud environments can be complex. To improve operations for developer and DevOps teams, some IT organizations have automated the deployment of VMs and multitiered app components. However, even with this approach, faster component provisioning only partially solves Read more...

New Resource Limits in Cloud Assembly

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vRealize Automation Cloud Assembly is expanding limit types with the March feature release and on-premises release of vRealize Automation 8.1.  We now offer improved methods for controlling CPU, Memory, and Storage utilization within a Cloud Zone that is assigned to a Project.  Cloud Zones can be assigned to more than one Project.  This allows a Read more...

DevOps for Infrastructure: From VI Admin To DevOps Champion

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To really understand how DevOps can be useful to the virtualisation administrator, we have to take a look at what DevOps is, what problems it tries to solve, and how it solves them. Wikipedia describes DevOps as: a set of practices that combines software development (Dev) and information-technology operations (Ops) which aims to shorten the Read more...

‘Cloud Is’ – Part Three – Control

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  Gimme, gimme never gets… except if you’re a developer. Being a CIO is tough. It’s a high-pressure job with a complex problem set and typically short tenures. Perhaps unfairly, CIO’s are second to last in job duration among the C-Suite, according to the Korn Ferry Institute.  There are many reasons that average enterprise CIO Read more...