A blog would not be complete this time of year without plugging one’s own VMworld sessions, so here it goes!… I am incredibly excited to be a part of 3 sessions that were selected for VMworld 2015 Breakouts. The recurring theme here should be of no surprise! Becoming a vRealize Automagician: Why Automation isn’t Automatic…Details
vRealize Automation provides a ton of granularity for roles and permissions, service availability, lifecycle management (e.g. day-2 operations). It essentially boils down to a set of logic that defines who can see and do any given task on any given resource. This can be as simple as a handful of configurations, or get as complex…Details
I get this question on a weekly basis (at least) – how many concurrent provisioning operations can vRA handle? …and as soon as I say “2”, i get the [expected] follow up – how can I change that to something ridiculous? Here’s how: But first, let’s revisit the blanket statements above because they’re missing a lot of…Details
#vRA #ProTip: Change a provisioned machine’s owner by using the “Reconfigure” Action – http://t.co/mUIpRfsM1R pic.twitter.com/7ip8zY8HLI — Jad El-Zein (@virtualjad) July 7, 2015 This one comes up all the time…a Business Group Manager (see prereqs) requests an entitled machine, does XYZ configuration on it post-provisioning, then wants to transfer it on to someone else for ownership…Details
VMworld 2015 is right around the corner (relatively speaking) and it’s that time again when anyone who has submitted an abstract is out promoting their sessions for the promise of presenting their topics and speaking their minds in front of a captured VMworld audience. While the fine individuals of the VMworld voting committee are out placing their votes, the public has an opportunity to contribute to the cause. So, get out and vote!
This year I have submitted 4 abstracts and included in a 5th, all of which I’m quite passionate about. If any of these resonate with you, please take a moment to give a “thumbs up”…Details
** Update 12/31/14: Videos have been posted! – http://www.virtualjad.com/2015/05/vra-live-extensibility-videos-published.html
As a much overdue follow-up to vRA Live! – Install and Configure, I will be hosting the next session on April 17th @ 1:00PM EST. vRA Live! – Extensibility will focus on extending vRealize Automation through vRA’s extensibility tools.
Extensibility is used to unlock the power of vRA’s integration and automation of the cloud ecosystem, deliver custom services, and help bridge the gap between what is available “out of the box” vs. the reality that is an enterprise’s high-customized and often complex environment. While vRA can deliver basic IaaS services with relatively little effort, the real value for enterprises and those leveraging vRA for managing a software-defined datacenter is delivered by the ability for it to integrate, automate, and orchestrate the surrounding environment.Details
I have installed VMware vRealize Automation MANY times…
I’ve done it in private, I’ve done it in public, I have installed vRA for many a POC, I’ve installed vRA for training and enablement. I’ve done it remotely, I’ve done it locally.
I’ve installed vRA from a United club lounge, I’ve installed vRA from a Horizon desktop while crossing the country at 44,000 ft.
I’ve done small and isolated installs, I’ve done highly-available and distributed installs…Details
Following the general availability of vRealize Operations (vROps) 6.0 and vRealize Automation (vRA) 6.2, VMware has released several integration and management packs that bring the solutions together to help streamline management between consumption and operations. These management packs connect external sources and “solutions” into vROps to provide a more holistic view of the ecosystem. vROps has provided this capability for a small set external sources for quite some time, but not until vROps 6 has that included more of VMware’s own cloud management solutions. Considering the number of VMware customers that purchase these products together (e.g. vCloud Suite or vRealize Suite), these integrations add a ton of overall value. One great example is the vROps Management Pack for vRealize Automation.Details
#vRA #ProTip: Use the Advanced Services content wizard to Import/Export #ASD content between vRA environments. #vcac pic.twitter.com/ub5ku1AS3w — Jad El-Zein (@virtualjad) January 13, 2015 Many customers have asked for the ability to move Blueprints built in the Advanced Services Designer (ASD) between environments. Up until vRA 6.2 this wasn’t possible – but now this capability…Details