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VMware Cloud on AWS as On-Demand DaaS Platform

In the recent times we have seen increased adoption of Remote work preferences, both for organizations as well as workers. Given the restrictions lately, Working outside of their company’s main location and having a choice of work environment is now a initiative for many companies. Companies are choosing to provide IT services to end users even in… Continue reading VMware Cloud on AWS as On-Demand DaaS Platform

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Using vRealize Operations 8.x to Effectively Monitor VMware Cloud on AWS

You would have seen many articles and posts already out there talking about natural integration of vRealize Operations with VMware Cloud on AWS. vROPS v8.0 release had out of box integration with VMConAWS with purpose built metric collections and Dashboards which are very effective in monitoring the VMC environment. This post is focused on some… Continue reading Using vRealize Operations 8.x to Effectively Monitor VMware Cloud on AWS

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VMware Cloud on AWS now has MRC (Monthly Recurring Charge) Model

In the recent announcement on VMC New Releases on 10th Jan 2020, VMware launched MRC (Monthly Recurring Cost) subscription Model. This means now clients have an option to pay 1 or 3 yearly committed term subscription cost through monthly installments. https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-Cloud-on-AWS/0/rn/vmc-on-aws-relnotes.html This gives flexibility to client to subscribe either paying upfront or pay in a… Continue reading VMware Cloud on AWS now has MRC (Monthly Recurring Charge) Model

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VMware Cloud on AWS with VMware Cloud Assembly

This is an extension to one of my previous posts on Cloud Assembly based Cloud Agnostic Blueprints. In the previous post i used Cloud Assembly, cloud agnostic blueprint to provision on an On-Prem vSphere environment. This time, i will try to do the same on a VMC (VMware Cloud on AWS) SDDC. Step 1 :… Continue reading VMware Cloud on AWS with VMware Cloud Assembly

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Terraform with VMware Cloud on AWS – Provision VM with Tags

This is a quick lab demo writeup which shows how we can use the Terraform provider to provision Virtual Machines in a declarative format in a VMware Cloud on AWS SDDC. As per my last Terraform post , you know the steps to create a Terraform IaaC. I will demonstrate how in a declarative fashion,… Continue reading Terraform with VMware Cloud on AWS – Provision VM with Tags

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Cloud Models Comparison – Why VMC is a better choice. Part 2

In continuation to the Part 1, in this post i would like to elaborate on how the commercial modelling of subscription based cloud is done. There are many tools available for cloud comparison, which besides the application fitment assessment, also does TCV comparison of running workloads across On-prem or Multiple clouds. However each tool has… Continue reading Cloud Models Comparison – Why VMC is a better choice. Part 2

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Cloud Models Comparison – Why VMC is a better choice. Part 1

In the world of Multi-Cloud and Hybrid IT, while organisations (consumers) are enjoying the benefits of this homogeneity, at the same time the Financial teams are struggling to work out the economics of this Multi-cloud. The On-prem vs. Public consumption brings in a paradigm shift in outlook towards TCO/ ROI discussions. To understand this, lets… Continue reading Cloud Models Comparison – Why VMC is a better choice. Part 1

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vRealize Operations – Custom Dashboard: Top-N VMs/Datastores with High IOPS

Creating Custom Dashboards in vROPs is a very common norm with users who are using vRealize operations extensively. While there are many relevant OOB Dashboards which can serve customers requirements very easily, one of my customer recently asked for a Top-N VMs receiving High IOPS. There is already a OOTB dashboard which shows the same… Continue reading vRealize Operations – Custom Dashboard: Top-N VMs/Datastores with High IOPS

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VMware Wavefront – SNMP based Integration

VMware Wavefront is consistently working to increase its supported integrations. The recent additions to the list of OOTB integrations is Physical Devices monitoring using SNMP. SNMP based integration allows monitoring of SNMP enabled environments/devices like Physical servers, network switches, storage devices etc. Wavefront SNMP integration provides both traps and poll data.Post setting up SNMP integration,… Continue reading VMware Wavefront – SNMP based Integration

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VMware Cloud Assembly – Cloud Agnostic Blueprint

As mentioned in my last post, VMware Cloud Assembly provides a capability to create Cloud Agnostic Blueprints. Cloud Agnostic Blueprint means now you can create a single Blueprint which can be deployed on multiple endpoints (Public or Private cloud environments). This helps decreasing Blueprint Sprawl and make Blueprint management much easier for a cloud admin.… Continue reading VMware Cloud Assembly – Cloud Agnostic Blueprint

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VMware Cloud Assembly – Building your first Blueprint

VMware Cloud Assembly is the multi-cloud provisioning service from the buffet of VMware Cloud Automation services.  As a part of enrolling to VMware Cloud Assembly, its a subscription based service. After subscribing to the service as a next step you need to integrate Cloud Assembly platform with your endpoints (which could be a on-prem or… Continue reading VMware Cloud Assembly – Building your first Blueprint

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Twitter Text Mining and Data Analytics using Wavefront by VMware

Recently during my Wavefront session at vForum India, i planned to do a demo for Custom Integration with Wavefront. While there are plenty of out of box integrations with VMware Wavefront, there is always a scope of custom integrations. The idea is to derive a fact while you may have any application, you can instrument… Continue reading Twitter Text Mining and Data Analytics using Wavefront by VMware

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VMware Wavefront – Relevance for your Operations

VMware Wavefront is the new shinny tool in the armory of the VMware Cloud Management suite of solutions.   Wavefront has come to VMware family as a part of an acquisition concluded in May 2017. By definition Wavefront is a SaaS based, real-time metric monitoring tool with streaming analytical capabilities. Its powered by a strong analytical engine… Continue reading VMware Wavefront – Relevance for your Operations

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vRealize Suite LifeCycle Manager – Do it Yourself

vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager (vRSLCM) is a fantastic approach from VMware to simplify the deployments, minimize administration and ensure best practices adoption for vRealize solution stack. Organizations who have embraced the journey of Private Cloud and want to take the DIY approach can use vRSLCM as a toolset to manage their Deployments without getting into… Continue reading vRealize Suite LifeCycle Manager – Do it Yourself

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What is VMware PKS (Pivotal Container Service)

Jointly developed by VMware and Pivotal, VMware Pivotal Container Service (PKS) is a production-grade Kubernetes-based container solution equipped with advanced networking, a private container registry, and full lifecycle management. Its a Turnkey solution to provision, operate and manage Enterprise grade Kubernetes Cluster at scale on private and public clouds. Key Attributes of PKS Fully supported… Continue reading What is VMware PKS (Pivotal Container Service)