Containers on vRealize Automation

Containers on vRealize Automation

Version 7.2 of vRealize Automation introduced containers to the vRA solution. This post is designed to get you up and running with some basic containers and give you the tools needed to deploy some of your own containers in your environment. The steps involved in this post assume that you have the “Container Administrator” and… Continue Reading

Whats in the Lab for 2017?

Whats in the Lab for 2017?

To me, a home lab is an important piece of my ongoing education. It’s one thing to watch videos and take classes but getting some time to build, configure or run solutions in your own setting is an invaluable resource. In my life, I’ve never learned anything REALLY well until I’ve had to operate and… Continue Reading

Your Rubrik for the Cloud

Your Rubrik for the Cloud

Rubrik has announced their latest revision of their Cloud Data Management solution, version 3.2. The new release has some “Snazzy” new features according to one unnamed source from the Rubrik technical marketing team, but I’m focused mainly on one specific capability in this post. I’ve written about Rubrik several times before and have written some of… Continue Reading

Getting Started with vRealize Code Stream

Getting Started with vRealize Code Stream

vRealize Code Stream is a tool that is used to operationalize infrastructure code blueprints for release management. Code Stream plugs into vRealize Automation and includes a testing framework though Jenkins and vRealize Orchestrator as well as using JFrog Artifactory and Xenon for storing artifacts. This post is used to organize several blog posts on helping you… Continue Reading

vRealize Code Stream Management Pack for IT DevOps Unit Testing

vRealize Code Stream Management Pack for IT DevOps Unit Testing

vRealize Code Stream Management Pack for IT DevOps (code named Houdini by VMware) allows us to treat our vRealize Automation Blueprints, or other objects, as pieces of code that can be promoted between environments. In previous posts we’ve done just this, but a glaring piece was missing in during those articles. Promoting code between environments… Continue Reading