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SovLabs – Solutions for VMware vRealize Automation

If you have been to the VMware Solutions Exchange you most certainly have seen the name SovLabs.  Although their solutions are regularly called plug-ins, I assure you they offer more than just orchestrator-based plug-ins.  I first started working with their solutions earlier this year and I was instantly hooked.  Many of you have used vRO extensions that were made available by Tom Bonanno or myself posted here on Dailyhypervisor.  One in particular is the custom hostname extension for vRA.  … [Read More...]

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Put away the computer and take a relaxing trip

I have been so busy I haven't had time to put any articles together in quiet some time.  I know many if not all of you have the same issue.  Never enough time in a day to do all the things you need to get done and the back log just keeps piling up.  Every once in a while you need to just get away and reboot.  Take some time and do something peaceful and relaxing. If you are like me and you like to scuba dive I want to invite you to step away and enjoy a great time diving the beautiful reefs … [Read More...]

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Release Announcement – vRealize Orchestrator 6.0.5

Whew the last few days have been full of new releases and VMware is not done yet.  I'm not going to spoil anything but I will tell you that the release of vRealize Orchestrator 6.0.5 is not the last announcement you will be seeing from me.  I anticipate some other exciting news next week.  FOr now check out what's new in vRO and stay tuned. GA Date:11/17/16  What’s new? vRealize Orchestrator 6.0.5 is a patch release that introduces a number of improvements and bug fixes. Enhanced … [Read More...]

New author and guest authors on dailyhypervisor

I’m happy to inform everyone that dailyhypervisor has a new author that will be bringing you some great cloud management content.  Chris Lennon a very talented individual on the VMware National Software Defined Enterprise Solution Engineering Team.  Chris has expert knowledge in vRealize Automation, vRealize Operations,  vRealize Log Insight, vRealize Configuration manager, and more.   You can check out Chris’s bio here. Dailyhypervisor is also getting some new guest … [Read More...]

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VMware vSphere Predictive DRS

It's no secret that this is a feature that I'm very excited about.  This feature although very useful on it's own is going to open up the door for many new exciting capabilities with out VMware products in the future. Predictive DRS Resource contention is one of the most critical issues in any virtualized environment.  When contention occurs, applications slow down and your users are affected.  Up until now two different methodologies have been employed to mitigate the risk of contention, … [Read More...]

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Release Announcement – vRealize Orchestrator 6.0.5

Whew the last few days have been full of new releases and VMware is not done yet.  I'm not going to spoil anything but I will tell you that the release of vRealize Orchestrator 6.0.5 is not the last announcement you will be seeing from me.  I anticipate some other exciting news next week.  FOr now check out what's new in vRO and stay tuned. GA Date:11/17/16  What’s new? vRealize Orchestrator 6.0.5 is a patch release that introduces a number of improvements and bug fixes. Enhanced … [Read More...]

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Home Automation with vRealize Orchestrator and Wink

You might read the title and think to yourself 'Why would I want to use vRO with Wink?"  Well there are a number of reasons.  I created this because being an automation specialist I thought it would be cool to automate my home.  When I started down this path I got a wink hub, a smartthing hub, a philips hue hub, Chamberlain MyQ Garage Door Openers, Kwickset locks, Leviton & GE switches, Light Bulbs, a Smappee Energy, Water, & Gas Monitor, Nest Thermostat, Nest Protect, EcoBee, Ring … [Read More...]

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Ubiquiti Unifi Controller

As I start to dig into each of the individual Ubiquiti components that I wrote about in my previous article,  I though it would be a good idea to start with the Unifi Controller.  The Unifi controller is the central management interface for all the components I am using.  Ubiquiti makes a version for just about every operating system so you shouldn't have any issues finding your flavor of choice.    I use to run the MAC version when I was only using the Unifi AC access points.  I would load it … [Read More...]

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SovLabs – Solutions for VMware vRealize Automation

If you have been to the VMware Solutions Exchange you most certainly have seen the name SovLabs.  Although their solutions are regularly called plug-ins, I assure you they offer more than just orchestrator-based plug-ins.  I first started working with their solutions earlier this year and I was instantly hooked.  Many of you have used vRO extensions that were made available by Tom Bonanno or myself posted here on Dailyhypervisor.  One in particular is the custom hostname extension for vRA.  While that extension has helped hundreds if not more of you, many of you quickly discovered the downside of using it.  That downside being management overhead and lack of support.  As much as we would … [Read More...]

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No clouds just people – I have an ask for all of you!

If you read  my blogs you know I'm usually all business talking tech and providing my readers with what I hope is useful information.  Today I'm … [Read More...]

vCloud Automation Center – vCAC 5.1 – Custom Property of the Day #6 – Clone From

POTD #6 Clone From   vCAC version: 5.1   Property Name   CloneFrom … [Read More...]

vCloud Automation Center – vCAC 5.1 – Custom Property of the Day #5 – Clone Spec

POTD #5 Clone Spec   vCAC version: 5.1   Property Name   CloneSpec … [Read More...]

vCloud Automation Center – vCAC 5.1 – Custom Property of the Day #4 – vCenter Folders

POTD #4 vCenter Folders   vCAC version: 5.1   Property Name   VMware.VirtualCenter.Folder … [Read More...]

vCloud Automation Center – vCAC 5.1 – Custom Property of the Day #3 – Thin Provisioning

POTD #3 Thin Provision   vCAC version: 5.1   Property Name   VirtualMachine.Admin.ThinProvision … [Read More...]

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vCloud Automation Center – vCAC 5.2 – Virtual Machine LifeCycle Demystified

vCAC has what is referred to as the "Master Workflow" which makes up the Virtual Machine Lifecycle. The Master workflow is the top level workflow states that a virtual machine will go through, throughout it's life. These workflow states tie pretty … [Read More...]

vCloud Automation Cetner 5.2 – vCAC 5.2 and Citrix XenDesktop Demystified

I have seen a rise in questions regarding vCAC 5.x and integration with XenDesktop. This article is not a step by step on how to configure integration with XenDesktop, but information on capabilities and use cases for integration. Supported … [Read More...]

vCloud Automation Center – vCAC 5.1 – Custom Properties Demystified

vCAC utilizes custom properties in many different ways. They can be very useful if properly understood. To start with there are two high level classifications for custom properties. Those are: Reserved Custom Properties - These are properties … [Read More...]

vCloud Automation Center – vCAC 5.1 – Reservations Demystified

I have written a few articles that show you how to configure "Reservations" in vCAC. In this article I'm going to dig in to some details around "Reservations", how they work, and the additional options that are available for them. What are … [Read More...]

vCloud Automation Center- vCAC 5.1 – DEMs Demystified

There are two types of DEMs that are used within vCAC.  Those are: Orchestrator DEM Worker DEM   DEMs in General You have to have at least one Orchestrator DEM and Worker DEM, but depending on the size of your environment you may have … [Read More...]

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VMware vSphere 6.5 and NSX, customer running NSX don’t upgrade to vSphere 6.5 just yet

Loving the list of new features in vSPjere 6.5?  Thinking about digging in and upgrading your lab or other environment?  Well if that environment is running NSX you will want to wait just a little longer.  vSphere 6.5 is currently not compatible with … [Read More...]

Release Announcement – VMware vRealize Log Insight 4.0.0

GA Date: November 15, 2016   What’s New? General vSphere 6.5 compatibility. System notification enhancements. Support for custom SSL certificates in the vCenter Server edition. Support for Spanish locale(ES). UI … [Read More...]

Release Announcement – VMware vSphere 6.5 has been released

This is super exciting news.  There are two features in particular that I am very excited to see in vSphere 6.5. vSphere Integrated Containers - Run docker containers natively (well almost) on top of vSphere.  VIC as it has been coined allows you … [Read More...]

Release Announcement – VMware vSphere Replication 6.5

GA Date:  November 15, 2016 What is vSphere Replication? vSphere Replication is VMware’s proprietary hypervisor-based replication engine designed to protect running virtual machines from partial or complete site failures by replicating their … [Read More...]

Release Announcement – vRealize Business 7.2

vRealize Business 7.2 - What’s New OOTB Reporting Enhancements New OOTB Cloud Business Analysis Report (VOA) - Gives you a complete view into your environment within minutes of setting up the product Daily Price Report Reconciliation via … [Read More...]