2016 archive

vRealize Automation 7 – Custom request form using XaaS

Have you ever wanted to simplify the catalog request form? Maybe your users don’t qualify to know how many CPUs or Memory are needed? Perhaps all you need is to have a custom request form using XaaS! Well today I’m here to help with a simple workflow that you can customize to make your own …

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vRealize Automation 7 – Custom Email Notifications with the Event Broker part Duex

  As promised from a few weeks ago I set out to solve the one hole I’ve found with the event broker in vRA 7. As you all know if you read vRealize Automation – Custom Email Notifications with the event broker there are lots of great ways deal with custom html notifications. The event broker …

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Are you ready for PaaS?

Platform as a Service technology has been around for a number of years.  Recent business initiatives have created a need for a solution that can speed delivery of applications.  Pivotal Cloud Foundry has seen a growing interest as well as investments.  Ford and Microsoft were recently announced as investors.  As companies develop their DevOps strategy …

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Change in IT is Inevitable, Part 3

Hopefully you can now appreciate why Couchbase server like Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure and other cloud vendors are doing so well. They have developed Salesforce integration services due to which customers don’t have to wait on IT approvals, procurement of hardware or any other IT processes that slow down requests for resources.  …

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vSphere to retire the Fat Client in favor of HTML5

In case you missed it vSphere will finally retire that classic windows fat client in favor of the new HTML5 based web client! Take a look at the announcement here. Now you’re probably saying “Yeah we’ve heard that before” but the truth is that this decision and work is long over due and with the recent …

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vRealize Automation 7 – Event Broker subscription installation workflows

Alright I’ll admit it, I’m totally a guy who got into automation because I am lazy! Ask my wife, ask my colleagues, I find the easiest way to do everything I can and if I don’t see direct value then I’m probably not participating. Just ask my friends at dailyhypervisor how frustrating I can be if …

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Change in IT is Inevitable, Part 2

In the second part of our series (review the part 1 here)we will discuss the development process.  This is not an all encompassing development education series, just a high level overview.  If you remember from part one the business had a need to update their application.  If we walk thru these processes, we find that …

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Change in IT is Inevitable, Part 1

In this multi-part series, we will review what is driving change in IT, the development process and the changing infrastructure that can support these environments.

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VMworld 2016 public voting is open, please vote for my sessions.

Well it’s that time again and I’m on a crusade to get back to the stage at VMworld. Thankfully we’re back in Vegas this year so I must say it’s going to be a great year. If you’ve ever been a participant in any of the sessions that I’ve been involved in you already know that …

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vRealize Automation 7 – Enabling the Event Broker part 2

Well my hope is that you have already read through the Enabling the Event Broker that was posted in January. Then were thirsty for more and more around the Event broker. If you recall, in that post we covered the basics of consuming the payload from vRA 7 and utilize it just like we did the …

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