Category Archives: vCAC6

Create a Day 2 Operations Wrapper

Create a Day 2 Operations Wrapper

Just deploying virtual machines in an automated fashion is probably the most important piece of a cloud management platform, but you still need to be able to manage the machines after they’ve been deployed.  In order to add more functionality to the portal, we can create post deployment “actions” that act on our virtual machine.… Continue Reading

vRealize Automation 6 with NSX – NAT

vRealize Automation 6 with NSX – NAT

You’re network isn’t fully on IPv6 yet? Ah, well don’t worry you’re certainly not alone, in fact you’re for sure in the majority. Knowing this, you’re probably using some sort of network address translation (NAT). Luckily, vRealize Automation can help you deploy translated networks as well as routed and private networks with a little help… Continue Reading

vRealize Automation 6 with NSX – Routed Networks

vRealize Automation 6 with NSX – Routed Networks

Any corporate network thats larger than a very small business is likely going to have a routed network already. Segmenting networks improves performance and more importantly used for security purposes. Many compliance regulations such as PCI-DSS state that machines need to be segmented from each other unless there is a specific reason for them to… Continue Reading

Software Defined Networking with vRealize Automation and NSX

Software Defined Networking with vRealize Automation and NSX

This is a series of posts helping you get familiarized with how VMware’s vRealize Automation 6 can leverage VMware’s NSX product to provide software defined networking. The series will show you how to do some basic setup of NSX as well as how to use Private, Routed and NAT networks all from within vRA. vRealize Automation… Continue Reading

vRealize Automation 6 with NSX – Initial Setup of NSX

Before we can start deploying environments with automated network segments, we need to do some basic setup of the NSX environment. NSX Manager Setup It should be obvious that you need to setup NSX Manager, deploy controllers and do some host preparation. These are basic setup procedures just to use NSX even without vRealize Automation… Continue Reading