In the previous blog post “Leveraging vRealize CloudClient with vRealize Automation deployments for vCAN”, we explored the use of VMware vRealize® CloudClient for the automated configuration of VMware vRealize Automation™ on a per-tenant basis to speed up the deployment of per-tenant instances in a service provider environment. This method relied on a manual installation of the vRealize Automation infrastructure components. However, the release of vRealize Automation 7.1 provides built-in silent installation capabilities for increased time-to-value deployments of vRealize Automation.
Overview of vRealize Automation for SPs
While vRealize Automation is typically implemented in Private Cloud – Enterprise environments, service providers still have an interest in providing services based on vRealize Automation for customers on a per-tenant basis as well as the management of the internal infrastructure. Customers benefit from this by experiencing an expedited time to value while also being able to offload the maintenance and management overhead of the Private Cloud infrastructure to a trusted VMware vCloud® Air™ Network service provider of their choice. Some of the common deployment models that service providers use for vRealize Automation are:
- Internal Operations – Single tenant deployment of vRealize Automation by the service provider for internal operations users.
- Dedicated Customer Private Cloud – Single tenant deployment of vRealize Automation with the optional use of multiple business groups. Customer manages user access and catalog content.
- Fully Managed Service Offering – Service offering that leverages multiple business groups and/or tenants and is managed fully by the vCloud Air Network service provider on behalf of the customer.
At a platform level, each of these models enables the consumption of single and multiple data centers provided by the service provider, while the Dedicated Private Cloud and the Managed Service offering provide customers the capability to consume on-premises compute resources.