Going to VMworld? Stop by booth 2819 and say hello!

If your attending VMworld 2018 your most likely either already in Vegas or on your way. As I write this I’m the latter of the two waiting to hear the boarding announcement for my flight.

I thought I would take a few minutes and invite you all to stop by the SovLabs booth 2819 and say hello as you crawl your way through the solutions exchange.

Also feel free to check out the below sessions;

F5 Theater – Booth 1136

Mon & Tues: 11:30 -11:45am & 3:00 – 3:15pm

Wed: 10:30 – 10:45am & 3:00 – 3:15pm

Amazon – Booth 1400

Wed 3:30 – 3:50pm

Advanced Extensibility Use Case: vRealize Automation & Ansible Tower (MGT2191BU)

Mandalay Bay H, Level 2

Wed 11:00am – Noon

Hope to see you out there.

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Road to Automation with VMware vRA – vRA Design Part 1

GSS has decided on a number of design considerations for their vRA implementation.  GSS is currently using a consumption based model for their resource allocation.  They don’t pre-reserve any amount of resources for specific groups within the organization.  GSS feels their current consumption model allows them to more efficiently manage their resources.  It also prevents them from having pockets of idol resources that may never get used.  Based on this utilization model GSS will be implementing the following elements within vRA.

GSS  considered having a business group for each environment (Dev, Test, Stage, and Production).  To evaluate how they would like to proceed they asked to have 5 initial tenants created.  One for each of their environments and one to evaluate a collapsed model of all environments in one group.

Business Groups

  •  Development – All Developers across all groups within GSS
  • Test – All QA engineers within GSS
  • Stage – All production teams
  • Production – All Production teams
  • Gregarious – All Dev, QA, and Production teams

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Road to Automation with VMware vRA – GSS Company Profile

In my previous article The Road to automation with VMware vRA I discussed I would be published a company profile for my fictitious company GSS.  In this article we will be digging into GSS to take a look at where it is today, its challenges, processes, systems, and automation use cases.

Company: (GSS) Gregarious Simulation Systems
Profile: Successful Video Game Manufacturer
Employees: 1200+
IT Staff: 80+
vSphere Sockets: 200+
Managed VMs: 3000+
Server Build Team: 12
Environments: Development, Test, Stage, Production

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