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App Discovery with vRealize Network Insight

This post is largely based on a project I executed with Atif Qadeer and I am reusing here some stuff he created. Atif is a vRNI super expert, Hands On Lab creator, Office of the CTO Ambassador for VMware. vRealize Network Insight (vRNI) is a network operations management solution available On-Premise and SaaS that allows…Continue readingApp Discovery with vRealize Network Insight

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Credential-less Service Discovery with vROps

vRealize Operations (On-Premise and SaaS) allows you to discover services running in each VM and then builds relationship or dependency between the services from different VMs. In addition to that you are provided with basic metrics and properties for discovered services. ​vROps Service Discovery supports some services, but not any service, the supported services are…Continue readingCredential-less Service Discovery with vROps

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Painting the new Cappella Sistina. In the Cloud.

Running a business is art. Cloud Operating Model helps you becoming an artist of success.Continue readingPainting the new Cappella Sistina. In the Cloud.

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vRA SaltStack Config – Pillars

Salt Pillars are key elements to have parametric Salt State files allowing them to be more flexible and reusable. Here is an introduction to Salt PillarContinue readingvRA SaltStack Config – Pillars

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vRA SaltStack Config – Top Files

So far we played with Salt State files to apply configurations to Minions and we learned that these are generic by design and describe only what configuration should be achieved. And we used the concept of Targeting to specify where one, or more, State should be applied. In this post I’ll try to cover a different…Continue readingvRA SaltStack Config – Top Files

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VMworld 2021

Imagine that: great tech, great guests, great customers stories, great you! October 6-7 in the virtual Barcelona this year.Continue readingVMworld 2021

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Pipeline Automation with vRealize Automation (Code Stream)

vRealize Automation is made up of multiple components, one of them is Code Stream that allows users to automate application and infrastructure delivery process with release pipelinemanagement, including visibility and analytics into active pipelines and their status for troubleshooting. To be honest I was not a fan of Code Stream and when a customer engagement…Continue readingPipeline Automation with vRealize Automation (Code Stream)

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vRA SaltStack Config – Configure git fileserver

Salt relies on files (e.g. State files, Reactor config files, Pillars, etc.), for this reason it comes with a simple file server suitable for distributing files to the Salt Minions. The file server is a stateless ZeroMQ server that comes with the Salt Master. The main goal of the Salt file server is to present…Continue readingvRA SaltStack Config – Configure git fileserver

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Consume vRA SaltStack Config API in vRA Extensibility

These are the early days of the integration between vRealize Automation and vRealize Automation SaltStack Config (formerly know as SaltStack Enterprise) and some things are yet to come. For instance, today in the 8.4 version if you deprovision a VM in vRA the related Salt Minion key is not deleted in vRA SaltStack Config, this…Continue readingConsume vRA SaltStack Config API in vRA Extensibility

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vRA SaltStack Config – Install with vRLCM

vRA SaltStack Config supports two installation methods: Standard installation – Installs the architectural components needed for SaltStack Config in four or more separate nodes. vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager (vRLCM) installation – Installs SaltStack Config and all of its architectural components on a single node. This method also installs the Salt master host and configures a required vRealize Automation property group. In this blog post…Continue readingvRA SaltStack Config – Install with vRLCM