Category: vRealize Automation

vRealize Automation- Creating Entitlements

Entitlements  allows you to grant users and groups access to Services and/or Blueprints as well as determine what actions they can perform with them. Entitlements offer a significant amount of flexibility in how you provide access to services through the catalog, who can access

vRealize Automation- Creating a Service

Self-Service catalog is a new way of managing Catalog Items. Service categories organizes catalog items into related offerings to enable end users to browse catalog items they needed in an easier and convenient way.

In vRA Blueprints are published which enables them to be assigned to

vRealize Automation-Create and Publish Blueprints

What is A Blueprint?

Blueprints define the resources and attributes associated with the provisioning of a virtual, physical, or cloud machine. vRA supports several type of platforms as endpoint such as vSphere, vCloud, Hyper-V, XEN, Physical, Amazon etc so a unique Blueprint is needed per platform.

Blueprints

vRealize Automation-Creating and Configuring Fabric Groups

Fabric and Fabric Groups

The Fabric groups are what enable you to provide access to resources from your physical infrastructure. Fabric includes all the computing resources that are discovered from the added endpoint data collection.

Fabric is organized into fabric groups and there can be multiple

vRealize Automation-Configuring vSphere Endpoint

Endpoints are infrastructure sources that are consumed by vCloud Automation Center.

vRealize Automation supports following endpoints:

  • vCenter
  • vCloud Director
  • Hyper-v, Citrix Xen server,
  • Physical servers like HP,DELL and Cisco
  • cloud platforms like Openstack, Amazon Web Services (AWS) etc.

Physical Endpoints

A physical endpoint represents one physical machine or a pool of multiple

vRealize Automation-Tenant Configuration

vRealize Automation can be used to create private cloud or hybrid cloud that can be shared by a number of groups within a company.

vRealize Automation has a concept called Tenants that can be used to provide isolation between independent groups in shared cloud environment, where

vRealize Automation- Deploying and Configuring Identity Appliance

Setting up vCAC (vRA) environment consists of 3 things:

1: Deploying and Configuring Identity Appliance

2: Deploying and configuring vRA Appliance (vCAC Server)

3: Deploying and Configuring IaaS Components

If you have missed earlier posts of this series then I would recommend reading them first before going ahead.

vRealize Automation- vCAC Introduction

What is vCloud Automation Center?

vCloud Automation Center (vCAC) is part of vCloud suite (Enterprise Edition) which provides administrators with the ability to provision and configure storage, network and compute resources across multiple platforms.

It makes life of a cloud administrator easier by allowing them to