The Beginner’s Guide to vRealize Automation 7’s Event Broker

There's been a ton of buzz around vRealize Automation 7's Event Broker since vRA7's release in December, with good reason. The Event Broker really takes vRA's extensibility capabilities to a whole new level. I though I would give you an overview of what the EB can do for you and the basics of how to use it. The main purpose of the Event Broker is to run a vRealize Orchestrator workflow when a given event occurs. The enormous flexibility of the EB comes from the fact that you can select from…

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The Beginner’s Guide to integration between vRealize Automation & NSX

Chances are that if you're using vRealize Automation in your organization, you're looking to automate IT tasks as much as possible. Taking advantage of that oh-so-sweet automation on your network will require some sort of SDN solution, I'm talking about NSX of course. So in this post, we'll be exploring what you can and can't do by when you integrate vRealize Automation with NSX, right out of the box. First, I'll assume you've followed one of the many guides available online to install vCenter and NSX. You should also have an installation of…

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My VCIX-NV exam experience

Whenever I study for a certification exam, I often find this type of post helpful, so I hope this one will help you too. MY EXPERIENCE The VCIX-NV exam is the advanced level of certification for VMware NSX in the Network Virtualization track. If you plan on passing this exam, you'll need a good breadth of knowledge regarding not only the NSX-v product itself, but also some advanced networking concepts. Personally, I found this to be the most difficult VMware exam I've taken so far. The topics covered were fair,…

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My personal review of VMware NSX and vRealize Automation

I thought I'd start off the technical discussion here by telling you about my personal experience with VMware SDDC products, vRealize Automation and NSX. Working with these products has been quite an experience, sometimes a pain, sometimes a pleasure.   Let's start with NSX   THE GOOD Simply put : wow, this is an awesome, rock solid product. Even if you're not looking to automate 100% of your infrastructure provisioning and operations, you can get a lot of value from it. There are quite a few automation-friendly constructs in NSX…

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Hello (IT) world!

Hello to my (very few) readers! This is my first ever blog post! This is a space where I will share my tips, tricks, experiences, challenges and more, all related to Virtualization, Cloud Orchestration & Automation, Storage, Networking and a ton of other aspects of IT in general. This site will be in construction for the next few days and weeks, but I hope to have some valuable content for you very soon. I will soon be posting about the projects that I am currently working on, the certifications I…

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