Browsing Category : vRealize Automation

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Out-of-the-box shared DB-as-a-Service in vRealize Automation


Purpose: This blog post provides details of shared DB-as-a-Service capability in vRealize Automation. This functionality provided by vRO workflows. A vRO package was created and is available here. Details of the required tools and configuration steps are also provided. Also, the repository details of the package given. Introduction: In last few months, I got many requests for shared DB-as-a-Service for…

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How to configure Auto-Scaling for Private Cloud


Purpose: Have you checked the auto-scaling feature provided in public cloud solutions like AWS and Azure and wished to get the same feature in your private cloud environment? Do you have an existing private cloud environment or building a new one and want to make it auto-scale enabled? This post covers this exact topic. It details what auto-scaling is and…

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vRA 7.2 – Auto-Scale , Application Authoring, Container, On-Demand LB


Purpose: Today I got to demo advance capabilities and various possibilities in & around vRA 7.2 (vRealize Automation) to an audience. This involved auto-scaling, on-demand load balancers, application authoring and containers. So, if you are a cloud admin or infra admin and wondering what features you can implement using vRA, then this post shows few of them. Introduction: If you…

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Demystifying vRealize Automation – Getting it Right!


Purpose: Recently I got a request to from my colleague Raminder Singh to deliver a session for customers on vRealize Automation (vRA). Though vRealize Automation is generally available for few years, still it seems there are challenges faced by customers. Specially if they are trying it out for the first time. This post aims at clearing the confusion and making…

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How to use API in vRO to build XaaS services in vRA


Purpose: The purpose of this post is to show how to build XaaS services in vRealize Automation (vRA) by using available API’s in vRealize Orchestrator (vRO). Target audience for this post is System Admins, Cloud Admins etc. who are not full fledged developers but has some experience in scripting and build Blueprints in vRA. Also in the process this post will clarify…

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Integrating NSX with vRealize Automation-Part II


Why this post? Dear Readers, this is the second and last part of the series on integrating NSX with vRealize Automation. Initially I thought of writing three separate blogs on this topic covering Integration, Consumption and Result. But then due to the size I decided to put a video and few screenshots. This reduced the size to a great extent…

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Integrating NSX with vRealize Automation-Part I


Why this blog? NSX and vRealize Automation are two major products from VMware. You use vRealize Automation to build a Cloud environment and use NSX for building a Software-Defined-Network environment. Individually they are awesome products and when you mix them up, you get an overdose of awesomeness. Fun apart, the actual power of Software Defined Datacenter comes into play when you…

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PART III – vRealize Automation 7.0 Installation & Configuration


vRealize Automation 7.0 Configuration: This is the last part of the series on vRealize Automation 7.0 installation and configuration. Since I have already covered the installation part, so in this post I am going to cover only the configuration part. NOTE: In all these posts I have covered only the automated Wizard installation and Configuration part. This post is also…

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