Custom User Roles with vRealize Automation Cloud

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vRealize Automation Cloud and 8.1 offered a number of roles at the Service and Project level for awhile now.  With the July 2020 release in vRealize Automation Cloud, we have the ability to expand beyond the predefined roles currently offered in the services.  Previously we could set an Administrator, User/Member, and Viewer role across the Read more...

DevOps for Infrastructure – Demystifying Infrastructure-as-Code

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In my first blog post and webinar for this DevOps for Infrastructure series, we talked about how the overall DevOps cycle and how vRealize Automation can facilitate DevOps for Infrastructure. I’ve also  blogged previously about Infrastructure as Code and vRealize Automation and how you can get started with the vRealize Automation Terraform Provider. In this Read more...

HOW-TO: ABX/vRO Powershell actions which include additional Modules

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vRealize Automation Action Based Extensibility (ABX)  and vRealize Orchestrator 8.1 now supports PowerShell as a scripting language for writing Action Based Extensibility (ABX) and Workflow code respectively. But, how about any dependency modules that you may require for your PowerShell Based ABX & vRealize Orchestration Workflows? Well, there are two methods of building a script Read more...
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Leverage vRealize Automation’s Action Based eXtensibility (ABX), Event Broker Service (EBS) & APIs for Email customized notifications

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One of the most common request you probably get when working with vRealize Automation 8.1 or vRealize Automation Cloud is, Can you customize email notifications?, could that be done with Action Based eXtensibility (ABX)?   The short answer to both is “Yes”. In this blog, I will show you how to take advantage of the Event Read more...

Deploying Tanzu Kubernetes Grid with vRealize Automation

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The following blog post demonstrates using vRealize Automation to deploy Tanzu Kubernetes Grid (TKG) management and workload clusters. VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid provides a consistent, upstream-compatible implementation of Kubernetes, that is tested, signed, and supported by VMware. Tanzu Kubernetes Grid is central to many of the offerings in the VMware Tanzu portfolio. This example touches Read more...

Monitor Tanzu Kubernetes clusters using vRealize Operations

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Whether it is containers or virtual machines, the end goal of organizations is to have a highly available, reliable and a scalable platform to run their business applications. With vSphere 7.0, VMware provides a unified platform to run your applications, by leveraging vSphere with Kubernetes. In a previous post, we shared how vRealize Operations 8.1 Read more...

Managing Kubernetes – Part 2: Where Are We Going

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In the previous blog post on “Managing Kubernetes” we have looked at where Kubernetes came from and what the state of Kubernetes today is. This post will go into the detail of how VMware has set out a strategy to help our customers Build, Run and Manage applications using both virtual machines and containers using Read more...

Managing Kubernetes – Part 1: Where We Are Today

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Kubernetes is the hottest technology in IT today. It has been the rising star for the last couple of years and is gaining traction within the IT community as the new standard for deploying applications. It all started a few of years back when Docker created an easy way to run containers. That was the Read more...

vRealize Automation: Posting Messages from Code Stream to MS Teams

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Posting messages to services such as Slack or MS Teams, is quite easy with Custom Integrations in vRealize Automation Code Stream. With this use case, I’ll demonstrate how you can vastly improve your team’s collaboration capabilities when it comes to consuming CI/CD Pipelines for end-to-end orchestration. For those already familiar with Code Stream, you’ll likely Read more...