Automate IT Sessions at VMworld 2017 Las Vegas

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VMworld 2017 Las Vegas is only one week ahead! August 27-31 is going to be crazy in Las Vegas. The week will hold a lot of exciting news, a great number of new features and a slew of great talks and sessions. We are all geared up for “Automate IT” related events and activities. Here is Read more...

Leveraging the Platform you Know, Realizing the Benefits of the Self-Healing Data Center

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That pinnacle of IT operational perfection—the self-healing data center—may seem a nearly unobtainable goal, but it’s more a reality today than ever. If we were to package the SHDC, you could say that in 2017 VMware released its next-gen version, with complete cloud management and operational intelligence now available ullyor all software-defined infrastructure from a single, Read more...

vRealize Automation Servicenow 2.0 plugin is here

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Introduction The summer is here the snow is over and the New vRealize Automation Servicenow (vRA Servicenow) plugin is shinier than ever, equipped with quite a few enhancements. For those who are new to that integration we would kindly remind that this is the second version of the vRA ITSM plugin for Servicenow. If previously the northbound Read more...

Scaling a vRA 7.3 Environment (Part 3)

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Last time we explored the wonderful vra-command tool. Now it’s time to dive into the REST API world of vRA configuration. You may already know the vRA API and probably may have already used it. However, if you open a browser and navigate to https://you-vra-va:5480/config you’ll see a nice UI listing all the available options for meddling with your infrastructure: Read more...

Optimizing Workload Placement in vRealize Automation with vRealize Operations

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Workload placement can be a complex problem. vRealize Automation enforces business and IT policies relating to placement. vRealize Operations can make placement recommendations based on health and capacity metrics. Beginning with vRealize Automation 7.3 and vRealize Operations 6.6, you can leverage the capabilities of both products to optimize your workload placement. The high-level flow across the Read more...
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Container Management in vRealize Automation

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vRealize Automation vRealize Automation (vRA) is VMware’s industry-leading hybrid cloud management platform. vRA automates the delivery of applications across multiple clouds. Application architects can describe their deployment topology with the converged blueprint designer. vRA blueprints automate the app deployments and make this a repeatable process for the IT organizations as well as the development teams. Container management in vRA vRA offers built-in container Read more...

Scaling a vRA 7.3 Environment (Part 2)

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Last time we installed a distributed vRA 7.3 environment by using only one node per role. Here comes the time when you have to add another node for each role, to the vRA setup, because vRA has become a critical asset and you want to lower the downtime of the service. There are a few Read more...
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July 19th Webinar: Infoblox + VMware – Reducing Network Delays in VMware Cloud and SDN Environments

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Too often in cloud, virtualized, and SDN deployments, the handoffs and delays with manually provisioning IP addresses and DNS records can add hours, days, or even weeks to the process. The lack of automation also causes inconsistency, outages, and security risks when provisioning and destroying VMs and NSX devices. VMware and Infoblox have teamed up to Read more...

Enabling DevOps with vRealize Automation and Puppet

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Enterprise IT and DevOps teams are under tremendous pressure to efficiently deliver, operate and maintain infrastructure to support the needs of the business and its customers. It can take weeks to deliver production ready infrastructure and in response CIOs are looking for faster, self-service provisioning solutions. Until recently, vRealize Automation (vRA) integrated with various configuration Read more...