Wanted – Your Troubleshooting Workbench Success Stories

Wanted – Your Troubleshooting Workbench Success Stories

This post was originally published on this site —When we launched vRealize Operations 8.0 last year at VMworld US, there was a lot of excitement for the new Troubleshooting Workbench.  This enables faster time to identify and resolve critical issues in your SDDC by using advanced machine learning to collect and correlate evidence related to an alert or any monitored object having performance issues. If you haven’t seen the Troubleshooting Workbench in action, be sure to watch this video which walks through a scenario to analyze application Read more […]

vSphere & Intel CPU Vulnerabilities: CacheOut & Vector Register Sampling

vSphere & Intel CPU Vulnerabilities: CacheOut & Vector Register Sampling

This post was originally published on this site —Intel Corporation has released security advisory INTEL-SA-00329, in which they disclose new CPU vulnerabilities present in their CPU product families (L1D Eviction Sampling, aka “CacheOut,” and Vector Register Sampling). Intel has disclosed these issues but has not yet provided new CPU microcode that resolves or mitigates the issues. VMware ships CPU microcode updates as part of vSphere, which helps the hypervisor control how the CPU acts. In effect, patching vSphere also means that you Read more […]

The Cloud Operating Model

The Cloud Operating Model

This post was originally published on this site —The Cloud Operating Model is a high-level representation of how an organization will deliver on its Cloud Strategy. It is a blueprint for organizing effectively to deliver the capabilities and outcomes required to deliver value through cloud services. Once the Cloud Strategy has been defined, ratified, and communicated, the Cloud Operating Model defines the operational processes required for an organization to execute on the strategy. Cloud services (either created or brokered) cannot be supported Read more […]

Evolving Towards Infrastructure-as-Code

Evolving Towards Infrastructure-as-Code

This post was originally published on this site —Over the last couple of years IT Operations is on a journey to evolve infrastructure. This is needed to keep pace with the ever growing demands of the business. Especially developers are now asking for an “on demand” experience when it comes to consuming infrastructure resources. All too often this is a challenge for most IT Operations teams. Most have set their first steps into providing Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), but that still does not provide the experience that developers Read more […]

OVAs Are Now A Content Source in vRealize Automation (Welcome Bitnami)

OVAs Are Now A Content Source in vRealize Automation (Welcome Bitnami)

This post was originally published on this site —  There is a great new feature in vRealize Automation Cloud that highlights an acquisition that VMware made last year. Bitnami became part of the VMware family late in 2019 to bring an entire library of prepackaged application stacks to the VMware Marketplace. Bitnami makes it easy to get your favorite open source software up and running on any platform, including your laptop, Kubernetes and all the major clouds. One of the formats that is provided for these popular application stacks is the Read more […]

vRA Action Placement Demystified

vRA Action Placement Demystified

This post was originally published on this site —The new extensibility framework in vRealize Automation (vRA) called Action Based Extensibility (ABX) provides the ability to leverage FaaS (Function-as-a-Service) to write simple scripts in various programming languages (e.g. Python, Node.js) to fulfill both simple and complex extensibility use cases. It is available in vRA 8.0 (on-prem) and in vRA Cloud. An Action can be generic, a regular script not semantically tied to a specific provider, and the ABX framework can deploy and Read more […]

vRA 8 Action Placement Demystified

vRA 8 Action Placement Demystified

This post was originally published on this site —The new extensibility framework in vRA 8 called Action Based Extensibility (ABX) provides the ability to leverage FaaS (Function-as-a-Service) to write simple scripts in various programming languages (e.g. Python, Node.js) to fulfil both simple and complex extensibility use cases. An Action can be generic, just a regular script not semantically tied to a specific provider, and the ABX framework can deploy and execute it transparently on both the public and private cloud. Currently, Read more […]

Getting started with the vRealize Automation Terraform Provider

Getting started with the vRealize Automation Terraform Provider

This post was originally published on this site —In my previous post, Infrastructure as Code and vRealize Automation, I talked about the principles of Infrastructure as Code and how vRealize Automation can help you put some of those ideas into action. I also mentioned Terraform as a complimentary technology to vRealize Automation. There are several VMware providers for Terraform (including vSphere, NSX-T, vCloud Director, vRealize Automation 7) which allow customers to consume VMware products in a programatic way. The vRealize Automation Terraform Read more […]

Infrastructure as Code and vRealize Automation

Infrastructure as Code and vRealize Automation

This post was originally published on this site —Infrastructure as Code Infrastructure as Code is a concept that was created to solve the problems that are faced managing infrastructure in the “Cloud Age” by applying principles more often used in software development. Modern, cloud-like infrastructure is dynamic in nature and can lead to server sprawl, configuration drift and “snowflakes”. How do you ensure the servers deployed into different environments are going to be functionally the same when a new version of an application Read more […]

Dell EMC VxRail Management Pack for vRealize Operations

Dell EMC VxRail Management Pack for vRealize Operations

This post was originally published on this site —With a joint development effort with the Dell EMC VxRail team, I’m very excited to share general availability of the VxRail MP for vRealize Operations.  The Dell EMC VxRail Management Pack for vRealize Operations provides a single, end-to-end view of vSAN clusters powered by the VMware vRealize Operations Manager AI/ML analytics engine.  This helps operationalize your VMware SDDC stack by delivering actionable performance analysis to help detect capacity and performance constraints Read more […]