Leveraging vRealize Automation’s vast extensibility framework is the logical next step for organizations who have installed vRA and are looking to move beyond the basics. 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” and the requirement to integrate into an enterprise’s highly-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.
Let me start with a disclaimer. This event was hosted on WebEx and recorded. I also used a screen capture utility Voila for a high quality capture, which is then edited and spliced using ScreenFlow. As we rolled into the 2nd hour, Voila crashed and I lost everything that had been recorded. Thankfully I had the [lower-quality] WebEx recording, which was converted to .wmv, edited in ScreenFlow, exported as a series of .mp4’s, and uploaded into vimeo. In other words, please forgive the mediocre quality! It’s not that bad, but could have been much better (this is also the reason why it took 2 weeks to get this stuff up). But i digress.
For your viewing pleasure…
Part 1 – Opening & Panel Introductions
We open up with a panel introduction and overview of what extensibility means in the world of vRealize Automation. The content here if very novice-level as we warm up to ensure all those who are new to extensibility had a good starting point. Since one malfunction for the day wasn’t bad enough, I also was unable to switch screens for the sake of viewing my agenda and speaker notes while recording…so please pardon the rambling and bouncing around!
In summary, vRA = awesome. vRA+vRO = sick (like, in a good way)!
Thanks again to everyone who attended and especially the panel. I look forward to hosting more of these sessions.