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

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 […]

Getting Started with VMware Cloud Automation Services

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), […]

Introducing Blueprint Expressions in Cloud Assembly

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 […]

Building a Cloud Automation Services Ready Ubuntu Template for vSphere

  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 […]

Extracting Data From vRealize Operations with the REST APIs

A frequent request from the field and VMware customers is, “How can I get data out of vROps using the REST APIs?”  The reasons for this vary, but typically there is a desire to incorporate the metrics and properties from vROps with another data set or monitoring tool.  In this blog post, I’ll give you […]

Introducing GitLab Integration in Cloud Assembly

Cloud Assembly is the infrastructure, and platform provisioning component of VMware Cloud Automation services. Among many others, one of the key themes of a user interacting with Cloud Assembly is Blueprint authoring through not only the native design canvas, but directly through Infrastructure as Code. To get more information around Cloud Assembly, take a look […]

Cloud Automation Services: To dispatch or not to dispatch?

To dispatch or not to dispatch? This is an old question we ask ourselves again and again and it is still relevant in the new world of Cloud Automation Services (CAS). And the answer will always be the same: yes, we need to dispatch. We need a frame around the extensibility we want to build, to ensure […]

Windows Cloud-Init solution

Windows Cloud-Init solution   Ten years ago the word Cloud was the buzz word in every IT conference. The Cloud promised to bring the modern IT business to a new level of opportunities. Back at that time I was an engineer with little IT experience, attracted by the big transformations ahead and wondering where is […]

What Users Really Think About VMware vRealize Automation

Over the last year, VMware vRealize Automation has grown in popularity among enterprise tech professionals in the IT Central Station user community. vRealize Automation is ranked as a top cloud management tool, based on over one hundred user reviews from customers in a wide range of industries.     As the leading site for enterprise […]