#ansible #automation #devops

Deploy Multiple VMware VM with Ansible

When it comes to automation, I’m a big consumer of PowerCLI. Automation can be leveraged in many contexts, such as: Virtual machines lifecycles Infrastructure configuration Remediation and self-healing …and much more! As much as I like VMware PKS, I also need to work on regular Kubernetes: for that, I require the ability to deploy a number of virtual machines based on a Linux template and to configure them with different settings (masters, etcd, and workers nodes). ...

#api #automation #nsx

NSX API, Automation and Unicorns

VMworld 2017 EMEA is already finished for some time, but I wanted to take a moment to thank the vBrownbag team for the opportunity to present a 12 minutes session on NSX API, Automation and Unicorns. Although the format is quite short, it was a great and rewarding experience! For the little story, I initially planned for a 30 minutes session when I submitted my abstract (below)…due to logistic and timing reasons, I ended up with a 12 minutes session: ...

#api #automation #nsx #sddc #vra

Deeper Native NSX Integration with vRealize Automation 7.3

VMware vRealize Automation 7.3 was released yesterday; although this is a dot release, it integrates many new features and improvements covering: Out-of-the-box support for t-shirt sizing Policy-based optimization of virtual machine placement Lifecycle with new APIs available for installation and upgrade REST APIs High availability (automated failover of PostgreSQL and IaaS manager services, etc.) New health service New integrations (Puppet, Admiral) Deeper integration for Azure (drag-and-drop Azure software components in the blueprint designer) ...

#automation #devops #docker #photon

Getting started with VMware AppCatalyst

Released as a technology preview during the latest DockerCon (June 2015), VMware AppCatalyst is an API and Command Line Interface (CLI)-driven Mac hypervisor that is purpose-built for developers. Once installed, VMware AppCatalyst allows to quickly and easily deploy Linux container hosts based on VMware Project Photon. [...] VMware AppCatalyst offers developers a fast and easy way to replicate a private cloud locally on their desktop for building and testing containerized and microservices-based applications. ...

#automation #orchestration #sddc #vrealize #vrops

Extend vROps 6 Capabilities with the vRO Solution & Workflow Package

With vRealize Operations Manager 6.0 (a.k.a. vROps), VMware released a version which introduced not only major architectural changes but also many new features. Amongst those (amazing) new features, the concept of symptoms, recommendations and actions were added to the product. The actions available in vRealize Operations Manager allow you to modify the state or configuration of selected objects in vCenter Server from the correct context in vROps user interface. An administrator might need to change the configuration of an object to address a problematic resource issue or to redistribute resources to optimize your infrastructure. ...