Tag: Cloud

Introducing the vRealize Operations Sizing Tool

Introducing the vRealize Operations Sizing Tool

This post was originally published on this site —Whether you are deploying vRealize Operations for the first time or you have a current cluster and want to validate your cluster node size and number of nodes you will want to use the vRealize Operations Sizing Tool which was published late last year in conjunction with vRealize Operations 7.0.  This simple, easy-to-use tool provides guidelines for initial sizing as well as accounting for anticipated growth and data retention policy.  Let’s look at how it works.   Starting Fresh   For Read more […]

Build A Cloud Automation Service Ready CentOS Template

Build A Cloud Automation Service Ready CentOS Template

This post was originally published on this site —  In previous post (here) I walked through how to build a Ubuntu template that was ready to be use in Cloud Automation Services. In this follow-up post I will walkthrough the process to make a Cloud Automation Service Ready CentOS template. This one is super easy!!   Prerequisites: A downloaded copy of CentOS (I test this with CentOS 7 and 8) A working vSphere environment. A subscription to VMware Cloud Automation Services. About 15 minutes!!   Deploying the CentOS Image:   Again, Read more […]

Not a small talk – how to provide data back to Cloud Assembly through Extensibility

Not a small talk – how to provide data back to Cloud Assembly through Extensibility

This post was originally published on this site —Don’t be shy, admit it – you already used Cloud Automation Services and fell in love with it, didn’t you? One thing you could be wondering about is how to achieve the same level of extensibility as you do with vRA. Probably, you have already found out that you can provide the payload of a request to the SaaS-enabled vRO by using the inputProperties parameter. I guess you’ve been asking, ‘Well, can I have a sort of an outputProperties parameter to talk back to Cloud Assembly Read more […]

Finding Outlier Behaviour with vRealize Network Insight

Finding Outlier Behaviour with vRealize Network Insight

This post was originally published on this site —vRealize Network Insight not only visualizes all network communication within your network and provides a wealth of information for troubleshooting, it can also help you to catch outlier behavior in virtual and physical servers using advanced analytic capabilities. If a certain VM breaks the pattern of its like-minded VMs, or if it starts showing network behavior that is outside its previous patterns, Network Insight can generate alerts for it. This post dives into the wonderful world of outlier Read more […]

The British Army modernizes their infrastructure with vRealize

The British Army modernizes their infrastructure with vRealize

This post was originally published on this site —As we continue our series about VMware customers doing major infrastructure improvements, let’s take a look at a great example of vRealize in the public sector with the British Army. The British Army’s primary job is the defense of the UK, but it also carries similar defense roles for the British territories and interests globally. This includes international peacekeeping operations as well as humanitarian aid assistance. That said, these global operations require a strong, fast, modern Read more […]

Adding Custom Metrics and Properties to vRealize Operations Objects with the REST API

Adding Custom Metrics and Properties to vRealize Operations Objects with the REST API

This post was originally published on this site —This blog post was written by Thomas Kopton:  Thomas Kopton is a Senior Consultant at VMware PSO based in CEMEA specializing in SDDC Management solutions like vRealize Operations, Log Insight, Network Insight etc.  He has been with VMware since 2016 and worked in the IT industry for over 20 years. Even if vRealize Operations, together with its rich Management Pack ecosystem, provides a huge number of metrics and properties for a variety of objects, there is sometimes that one requirement Read more […]

Using VMware Network Insight to Visualize and Secure Geographically Distributed Applications

Using VMware Network Insight to Visualize and Secure Geographically Distributed Applications

This post was originally published on this site —This post was authored by Arun Sharma, Staff Engineer for Network Insight. This is a showcase from a real-life environment on which he worked on. Try Network Insight free for 30 days.   VMware Network Insight can be a great visualization tool to simplify network & security operations for virtual, physical and cloud environments. Because Network Insight correlates all aspects of your environment together, it can be used as an application mapping tool. It accelerates micro-segmentation Read more […]

Getting Started with VMware Cloud Automation Services

Getting Started with VMware Cloud Automation Services

This post was originally published on this site —On February 20th, we will be hosting another “Getting More out of VMware” webinar.  This one will be on how to get started with VMware Cloud Automation Services.  You won’t want to miss this one! In this webinar we will provide a quick overview of the VMware Cloud Automation Services (Service Broker, Cloud Assembly, and Code Stream), and very quickly transition into a live demonstration.  VMware Cloud Automation Services was made generally available on Read more […]

Introducing Blueprint Expressions in Cloud Assembly

Introducing Blueprint Expressions in Cloud Assembly

This post was originally published on this site —One of the core tenants of VMware Cloud Assembly is blueprint creation. Cloud Administrators will use Cloud Assembly to design their services not just in the graphical interface, but also directly editing the infrastructure as code. As customers discover the capabilities of VMware Cloud Assemblies blueprint interface, their requirements and blueprint complexity are going to rise quickly. Blueprint Expressions provide a set of blueprinting tools to extend the capabilities of a blueprint. These functions Read more […]

Building a Cloud Automation Services Ready Ubuntu Template for vSphere

Building a Cloud Automation Services Ready Ubuntu Template for vSphere

This post was originally published on this site —  In a previous post (here), by Cody De Arkland (@Codydeakland), he discussed how to get started using Cloud Assembly and Cloud-Init to build robust blueprints that can do just about anything!! In this post I am going to go through the process of creating an Ubuntu 16 or 18 template that will work smashingly with your Cloud Assembly subscription. So, let’s get started!!   Prerequisites: A downloaded copy or Ubuntu 16 or 18…or both. A working vSphere environment. A subscription Read more […]