vmworld-2020

DevOps Technology @VMworld

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This week has seen the first virtual VMworld. While it certainly is not the same without the face-to-face personal interactions that VMworld helps to facilitate, there have been many benefits. Probably the biggest is that all of the breakout sessions are immediately available, giving access to hundreds of hours of quality content – covering industry Read more...
Continuous Everything

DevOps Technology: Continuous Everything

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The DevOps culture has, at its core, a commitment to continuous and iterative improvement. Commitment to continuous improvement is embodied in the DevOps approach to quality (through continuous integration and delivery), value (through continuous improvement), and personal development (through continuous learning).   The journey to DevOps can be approached as a transformation or as an Read more...

Terraform Service in vRA ( Cloud Templates )

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  Update Sept 29 2020 – Terraform Runtime Integration for vRealize Automation 8.2 You probably are aware of the Terraform Provider for vRealize Automation 8 and Cloud and hopefully have read already Sam McGeown’s Blog about it, however with the latest August release for vRealize Automation Cloud ( and in the upcoming vRealize Automation 8.2 Read more...

How to Implement and Apply Network Automation Enterprise-wide

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Network Automation for the Enterprise The COVID-19 pandemic has forced organizations in both private and public sectors globally to rethink the way they need to operate in the new normal.  As physical distancing has become part of life, organizations rely on digital services more than ever.  Applications and services will need to be released more Read more...
vRealize DevOps Loop

DevOps Technology: The DevOps Toolchain

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Tools to support DevOps processes have emerged like bunnies in springtime. There are Open Source tools, custom-built tools, vendor-supported tools, and even toolsets that predate DevOps and have been updated (or simply rebranded) to “DevOps”.   The market is so dynamic, broad, and complex that some fun concepts have been created to help bring some Read more...

Creating a Docker host for vRealize Automation Code Stream

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vRealize Automation Code Stream uses a Docker host to run CI Tasks by spinning up a specified container for the lifetime of the Pipeline, allowing you to execute scripted tasks inside the container and return the results. One question I get asked a lot is “how do I set up a Docker host for Code Read more...

Refreshed vRealize Hands-on-Labs

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VMworld is just around the corner and even though we won’t be able to meet face-to-face this year I’m still looking forward to it! It’s going to be a great event for you, VMware and for our vRealize Cloud Management solutions. As we do at every VMworld we refresh our Hands-on-Labs content for you so you can Read more...
DevOps Loop

DevOps: Principles and Outcomes

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As technical resources, we get as excited about a new tool or technology as a carpenter does with a shiny new table saw. However, I am less interested in the tools used to build my new cabinet as I am in whether it functions properly and looks good in my bathroom. Similarly, organizational leaders are Read more...

VMware Cloud Templates for Smart Infrastructure-as-Code

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Introducing VMware Cloud Templates For large organizations, IT and cloud teams are expected to offer services securely, on-demand and at-scale frequently in a service provider-like model. This means that IT teams are required to provide abstract, readily usable services rather than single VMs and other individual infrastructure elements. Modelling frequently requested services in templates that Read more...