The Self-Healing Data Center (Part 5) – Configure an Alert to Trigger the vRO Workflow

The Self-Healing Data Center (Part 5) – Configure an Alert to Trigger the vRO Workflow

This post was originally published on this site —Now that we have configured the Webhook Shim and vRealize Orchestrator the next task before testing is to configure vRealize Operations to send an alert to the shim.  This will be the final post in this series and when you complete this, you will be ready to apply this solution for self-healing of any alerts you desire by simply creating the appropriate workflow and alert settings. I am using vRealize Operations version 6.4 in the steps below, but this should work with any 6.0 or higher Read more […]

Getting Started with PowerCLI for Horizon View

Getting Started with PowerCLI for Horizon View

This post was originally published on this site —PowerCLI 6.5 introduced a brand new, completely re-written, module for Horizon View that is leaps and bounds better than the prior release. As an automation fanatic and former View administrator, PowerCLI’s offering for Horizon View has always been an important part of my toolbox. Graeme Gordon, a Senior EUC Architect on our EUC Technical Marketing team, has created a terrific video on how to get started using this new module that we recommend checking out. Watch the Video Also, here’s Read more […]

Redesigning the VMware AirWatch Privacy Policy

Redesigning the VMware AirWatch Privacy Policy

This post was originally published on this site — VMware AirWatch can be installed on corporate and personal devices to access company resources such as email, documents and productivity apps. When a company tells employees to install AirWatch on their phones to access company email, they might ask, “What can my manager see? Will my company know which apps I have on my phone? Can my company see my pictures or my browsing history?” Our user experience (UX) team set out to address the issue of how end users perceive tools like AirWatch Read more […]

Automating Infrastructure with vRealize Code Stream (vRCS) and Artifactory

Automating Infrastructure with vRealize Code Stream (vRCS) and Artifactory

This post was originally published on this site —Purpose: The purpose of this post is to show how to automate infrastructure in virtualized dataceter  through vRealize Code Stream (vRCS) and using other tools like Artifactory. Target audience for this post are System Admins, Cloud Admins etc. who are not full fledged developers but has some experience in scripting and automation or building blueprints in vRA. Also in the process this post clarifies on how to use vRCS for any other automation purpose that you want. Introduction: One Read more […]

The Self-Healing Data Center (Part 4) – Configuration of the vRO Example Workflow

The Self-Healing Data Center (Part 4) – Configuration of the vRO Example Workflow

This post was originally published on this site —So far we have discussed the reasoning behind the Webhook Shims, installed it, configured it, started and tested the shim server.  In this blog post, we will set up things on the Orchestrator side so that the workflow is ready to go when an alert is fired from vRealize Operations.  This will enable self-healing by having Orchestrator attempt a simple remediation of restarting a service. This blog post assumes you have familiarity with vRealize Orchestrator and some experience with Read more […]

The Self-Healing Data Center (Part 3) – Configuring and Testing the Orchestrator Shim

The Self-Healing Data Center (Part 3) – Configuring and Testing the Orchestrator Shim

This post was originally published on this site —So far, we’ve walked through installing the Webhook Shims.  In this blog post we’ll configure the Orchestrator shim for use.  The Orchestrator shim is but one of the handful of shims included in the solution.  More are being added via the community.  Participation is encouraged!  In addition to providing a self-healing datacenter, Webhook Shims have capability for notifications, interaction with ticketing and CMDB systems and more. Installing the Orchestrator Read more […]

Setting the record straight on DRS, pDRS and Workload Placement

Setting the record straight on DRS, pDRS and Workload Placement

This post was originally published on this site —A consistent theme in questions from customers have been cropping up lately around VMware DRS (Distributed Resource Scheduler), p(predictive)DRS & workload placement. The questions are related to how DRS & pDRS actually work as well as some misunderstandings around the benefits they bring to customers’ environments. There are several descriptive posts on how DRS & pDRS work, why they were created and how to tune DRS for each unique environment. Read more […]

The Self-Healing Data Center (Part 2) – Installing the Webhook Shims for Automating Alerts

The Self-Healing Data Center (Part 2) – Installing the Webhook Shims for Automating Alerts

This post was originally published on this site —In the previous post, I explained how vRealize Operations with vRealize Orchestrator can automate alert notifications via the REST Notification plugin to enable a self-healing datacenter.  I also introduced the Webhook Shims as the solution that provides the underlying capability.  In this post, I will walk you through installing the Webhook Shims in your environment and setting up a simple use case to test things out. A Basic Use Case for Self-Healing For Read more […]

Super Metrics in Action: Use Case with NetApp

Super Metrics in Action: Use Case with NetApp

This post was originally published on this site —By: Alain Geenrits, Blue Medora   In my last post, I covered super metrics in detail — from creating them to attaching them to an object; from what makes them so great to why you should use them. To follow up, this blog post will feature a common use case in NetApp where you track the maximum read latency (ms) on a NetApp volume. In this case, we want to attach that super metric to the NetApp system, so that we can easily track the overall max latency for all volumes on a system (rollup Read more […]

Deploying WordPress in vSphere Integrated Containers

Deploying WordPress in vSphere Integrated Containers

This post was originally published on this site —WordPress is a popular, open-source tool for the agile deployment of a blogging system. In this article, we offer a step-by-step guide for deploying WordPress in vSphere Integrated Containers. This involves creating two containers: one running a mysql database and the other running the wordpress web server. We provide three options: Deploy using docker commands in vSphere Integrated Container Deploy using docker-compose in vSphere Integrated Containers Deploy using Admiral and vSphere Integrated Read more […]