vRA8 with OneFuse: IPAM Integration

In this article, we are going to create a vRA8 blueprint that utilizes the OneFuse IPAM module to provide IPAM integration for provisioned workloads.  We won’t just be supplying IP information to vRA8 in this example, OneFuse will determine the network placement as well.  We will have a future article on using intelligent placement decisions and dynamic assignments within OneFuse as well as using vRA to drive network placement with OneFuse using vRA network profiles and constraint tags.

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vRA8 with OneFuse: DNS Integration

In this article we are going to add OneFuse DNS support to a vRA8 blueprint.  If you have been following my previous articles you probably have an idea of how this is going to work.  We are going to build upon the examples from previous articles by leveraging the same blueprint that we created in the article “vRA8 with OneFuse: IPAM integration”.

By the end of this article, we will have a blueprint that leverages OneFuse to generate a name, assign Network/IP Address as well as create DNS records for the deployed machine.  Although these examples are simple and static, they are setting the foundation for future articles where we will dive into creating more flexible and dynamic blueprints.

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OneFuse Property Toolkit is now FREE

Yes you read the title correct. Cloudbolt is now giving away the Property Toolkit capability that is part of OneFuse for FREE. If you are not familiar with the OneFuse or its Property Toolkit capabilities below are some links to help get you familiar:

The OneFuse Property Toolkit is the Swiss army knife of the OneFuse Platform.  It can be used in many different ways to assist you in meeting your automation needs.  It can be used to simplify configurations, define business logic as configuration, build simple logic or tackle the most complex problems.  In its simplest form its meta-data that can be used as a reference offering simple name value pairs that can be used as a reference for decision making.  In its most powerful form it can contain logic, decision trees, platform abstractions, and much more.

It’s a blank canvas waiting to solve the needs of any organization.  A common use for the Property Toolkit is to centrally define organizational business logic as configuration that can be used to standardize across different tools allowing you to centralize your business logic and maintain standards across the organization.

Stay tuned for more articles on how you can use this awesome free capability to help achieve your automation goals.

To stay up to date on the latest OneFuse developments, ask questions, share use cases, or just say hello head over to https://onefuse.cloudbolt.io and signup for the OneFuse community.

vRA8 with OneFuse: Custom Naming

In this article we are going to walk through using OneFuse to name a deployed machine in vRA8.  To do this we will create a new blueprint within vRA8 and call upon the OneFuse to name it using the naming policy we created as part of “Creating a OneFuse Naming Policy ”.

By the end of this article we will have created a blueprint that will deploy a vSphere machine that is named using the OneFuse Naming module.  While this will be a simple example we will build upon this in later articles to showcase the advanced capabilities offered by OneFuse as a platform.

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Creating a OneFuse IPAM Policy

OneFuse IPAM policies have some special qualities that make managing IPAM integrations very easy, flexible, and portable.  IPAM policies in OneFuse define the network or networks they represent abstracted from the actual IPAM provider.  This offers many benefits over network definitions that are tightly tied to a specific provider.  This allows for the use of more than one provider in the environment, it also allows for easy migration from one IPAM provider to another.

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