The Cloud Operating Model

The Cloud Operating Model is a high-level representation of how an organization will deliver on its Cloud Strategy. It is a blueprint for organizing effectively to deliver the capabilities and outcomes required to deliver value through cloud services. Once the Cloud Strategy has been defined, ratified, and communicated, the Cloud Operating Model defines the operational […]

Evolving Towards Infrastructure-as-Code

Over the last couple of years IT Operations is on a journey to evolve infrastructure. This is needed to keep pace with the ever growing demands of the business. Especially developers are now asking for an “on demand” experience when it comes to consuming infrastructure resources. All too often this is a challenge for most […]

OVAs Are Now A Content Source in vRealize Automation (Welcome Bitnami)

  There is a great new feature in vRealize Automation Cloud that highlights an acquisition that VMware made last year. Bitnami became part of the VMware family late in 2019 to bring an entire library of prepackaged application stacks to the VMware Marketplace. Bitnami makes it easy to get your favorite open source software up […]

vRA 8 Action Placement Demystified

The new extensibility framework in vRA 8 called Action Based Extensibility (ABX) provides the ability to leverage FaaS (Function-as-a-Service) to write simple scripts in various programming languages (e.g. Python, Node.js) to fulfil both simple and complex extensibility use cases. An Action can be generic, just a regular script not semantically tied to a specific provider, and the ABX framework […]

Getting started with the vRealize Automation Terraform Provider

In my previous post, Infrastructure as Code and vRealize Automation, I talked about the principles of Infrastructure as Code and how vRealize Automation can help you put some of those ideas into action. I also mentioned Terraform as a complimentary technology to vRealize Automation. There are several VMware providers for Terraform (including vSphere, NSX-T, vCloud […]

Infrastructure as Code and vRealize Automation

Infrastructure as Code Infrastructure as Code is a concept that was created to solve the problems that are faced managing infrastructure in the “Cloud Age” by applying principles more often used in software development. Modern, cloud-like infrastructure is dynamic in nature and can lead to server sprawl, configuration drift and “snowflakes”. How do you ensure […]

Dell EMC VxRail Management Pack for vRealize Operations

With a joint development effort with the Dell EMC VxRail team, I’m very excited to share general availability of the VxRail MP for vRealize Operations.  The Dell EMC VxRail Management Pack for vRealize Operations provides a single, end-to-end view of vSAN clusters powered by the VMware vRealize Operations Manager AI/ML analytics engine.  This helps operationalize […]

vExpert Cloud Management December 2019 Blog Digest

Every month we publish a digest of blogs created by our vExpert Cloud Management Community. These blogs are written by industry professionals from around the vCommunity and often feature walkthroughs, feature highlights, and news for vRealize Operations, vRealize Network Insight, and vRealize Log Insight. The vExpert title is awarded to individuals who dedicate their time outside […]

vRealize Network Insight Search Poster for Kubernetes

Continuing our Search Poster series, we’ve arrived at the Kubernetes Search Poster! Using the search engine inside VMware vRealize Network Insight can be a revealing experience. It has every single bit of data you ever wanted to see about anything in your infrastructure and it’s available at your fingertips. Because of the vast amount of […]

Rightsizing VMs with vRealize Operations

Rightsizing VMs is critical to get the best performance of your vSphere infrastructure and your VMs. Rampant oversizing of VMs can cause contention at the host or cluster level, which manifest as CPU ready, CPU co-stop, VM swap, etc. Undersized VMs can cause contention inside the guest OS, which manifest as CPU queuing, memory paging, […]