(vRA) vRealize Automation - Formerly known as vCloud Autoamtion Center (vCAC)
(vROM) vRealize Operations Manager - Formerly know as vCenter Operations Manager (vCOM).
(vRB) vRealize Business - Formerly known as IT Business Management. (ITBM).
(vRAS) vRealize Application Services - Formerly known as vCenter Application Services.
(vLI) vRealize Log Insight - Formerly known as vCenter Log Insight.

Recent vRealize Posts by Technology

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vRealize Autoamtion 7 – vRA7 is officially released and available on VMware.com

Folks this truly is an amazing leap forward for the vRA platform.  Just look at the list of new features below, which is not a complete list of all there is with this release.  Keep checking back for informative step-by-step articles as well as updated versions of our workflow packages to be published by the end of this month. vRealize Automation 7.0 is a cutting edge release which provides an industry lead cloud automation solution to our customers.   With the streamlined installation wizard, … [Read More...]

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NSX 6.2.1 Release

If you are looking to try out vRA7 integration with NSX make sure you upgrade your NSX deployment. This update include support for the NSX 1.0.3 vRO plugin needed for vRA integration. New in 6.2.1 The 6.2.1 release delivers a number of bug fixes that have been documented in the Resolved Issues section. 6.1.5 fixes: Release includes the same critical fixes as NSX-vSphere 6.1.5 content. Introduced new 'show control-cluster network ipsec status' command that allows uses to inspect the … [Read More...]

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vRealize Voice Automation – Amazon Echo and vRA

Last week we had our "TechSummit" and VMware and as part of the event their was a hackathon where team or individuals could sign-up and enter a cool integration into the competition.  In the true spirit of a hackathon Tom Bonanno and I decided to do something cool.  That something we named vRealize Voice Automation. The goal: To be able to utilize the Amazon Echo to create, destroy, power on, & off workloads in vRealize Automation The Solution: Using the Amazon Alexa skills API … [Read More...]

VMware Remote Console 7.1 for MAC is now available

This is for all you MacBook users out there.  If you are like me and run a VM to use the VMRC console, well those days are over.  VMware Remote Console 7.1 for mac was released yesterday! Last October, VMware announced the release of the first standalone VMware Remote Console application for Windows.  Yesterday, VMware went live with the first-ever VMware Remote Console (VMRC) for Mac OS.  Until the end of last year, VMRC has been a plug-in component in the web clients of vSphere, vCloud … [Read More...]

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VMworld2015 Hands on Labs Open today!!!

VMworld2015 Hands On Labs open today! Don't forget to stop by the Hands On Labs and check out some of this years awesome labs that are available.  Last night we had the lab burn in and they are open to day.  There are labs for just about everything you can imagine.  Not sure what lab is right for you, that's fine stop by and chat with some subject matter experts that will help you determine which lab is the right fit for you.    There are roughly 350 terminals in the HOL this year along with … [Read More...]

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NSX 6.2.1 Release

If you are looking to try out vRA7 integration with NSX make sure you upgrade your NSX deployment. This update include support for the NSX 1.0.3 vRO plugin needed for vRA integration. New in 6.2.1 The 6.2.1 release delivers a number of bug fixes that have been documented in the Resolved Issues section. 6.1.5 fixes: Release includes the same critical fixes as NSX-vSphere 6.1.5 content. Introduced new 'show control-cluster network ipsec status' command that allows uses to inspect the Internet Protocol Security (IPsec) state. Connectivity status: NSX Manager user interface now shows the connectivity status of the NSX Controller cluster. Support for vRealize Orchestrator Plug-in for … [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...]

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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...]

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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...]

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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...]

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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...]

vCAC Demystified

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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...]

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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...]

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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...]

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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...]

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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 announces two new open source offers Project Lightwave & Photon!

Today VMware announced two new projects which it will release as open source.  Project lightwave is a standards-based, enterprise-grade, identity and access management service targeting critical security, governance, and compliance challenges for … [Read More...]

VMware Remote Console 7.1 for MAC is now available

This is for all you MacBook users out there.  If you are like me and run a VM to use the VMRC console, well those days are over.  VMware Remote Console 7.1 for mac was released yesterday! Last October, VMware announced the release of the first … [Read More...]

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VMware Integrated Openstack – VIO 1.0 – Why you should consider this for your openstack implementation!

If you have been looking into Openstack as a standardized api for your cloud infrastructure you have undoubtedly realized how complex it is to get an Openstack environment up and running.  VMware Integrated Openstack or VIO takes the deployment of … [Read More...]

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VMware NSX 6.1.3 Released Today

For all of you that have been patiently waiting for NSX 6.1.3 so you can upgrade to vSphere 6, your wait is over!  VMware has relaeased NSX 6.1.3 today and it is now live for download.  On top of support for vSPhere 6 it also includes a number od … [Read More...]

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VMware vSphere 6 & NSX – Planning on upgrading to vSPhere 6 and in an environment with NSX?

So vSphere 6 launched last week and you want to kick the tires in your lab.  Hopefully before you install you head on over to VMware and check out the Interoperability Matrixes. I’ve been reading posts online about folks jumping in with both feet and … [Read More...]