Push Blueprints to GIT Repo

By | 16. October 2020

Beforehand I would like to express my thanks to Ismail Yilmaz and Christian Liebner for their help in developing modules and verification of the solution. vRealize Automation 8.x and vRealize Automation Cloud do have integration with gitlab and github for source code management. As of today, this is only a one-way process to pull blueprints from the SCM system into vRA –… Read More »

NSX-T – NCP Integration with Openshift 4.4 – The Easy Way

By | 29. September 2020

Introduction In my previous post, we implemented NSX-T with Openshift 4 based without NCP’s support for Openshift operators (see https://www.vrealize.it/2020/07/15/nsx-t-ncp-integration-with-openshift-4-3-the-hard-way/). In the meantime, NCP 3.0.2 was released, which is implemented using an Openshift operator. The operator is also published on the Redhat Openshift Operator Hub (https://catalog.redhat.com/software/operators/detail/5ef0f362701a9cb8c147cf4b). That makes the installation way more simple, as you… Read More »

Hear breaking news from Pat Gelsinger and…

By | 15. September 2020

In my career I’ve seen boring & uninspiring general sessions. Pat & Sanjay always were the opposite for me. Enjoy virtual #vmworld on your couch, stream it on your 65”+TV and enjoy it with microwave popcorn. #carbonblack #lastline #nsx #vmworldsecemea Hear breaking news from Pat Gelsinger and… Join us online for VMworld 2020. Learn about… Read More »

Installing Antrea Container Networking and AVI Kubernets Operator (AKO) for Ingress

By | 15. September 2020

This post shows how to integrate Antrea Container Networking with NSX Advanced Load Balancer (NSX ALB) using AVI Kubernetes Operator (AKO) This example shows integration of a single K8S cluster with NSX ALB. If you plan to integrate more than one please refer to official documentation. Inital Environment Architecture Overview Prerequisits 3 Linux VMs (2… Read More »

NSX-T – NCP Integration with Openshift 4.3 – The Hard Way

By | 15. July 2020

Introduction Today, we’ll take a look at how to implement NSX-T’s container integration with Redhat Openshift 4.3.Before we begin, let me quickly explain why this blog post is called “The Hard Way”. Today with NSX-T 3.0 and NCP 3.0.1, support for Redhat Openshift can be provided by configuring the corresponding network config files during Openshift’s… Read More »

Dynamic Network Selection in request form with vRealize Automation 8

By | 25. June 2020

Special thanks go to Martin Petkov for his help on API questions. Self-Service offerings typically bring up the question: Who’s the consumer for the services offered? While in many cases this might be some type of end-users who don’t care much where the service is running there’s also a lot of use cases where skilled… Read More »

Troubleshooting DNS on Kubernetes with NSX-T

By | 17. June 2020

After integrating NSX-T with K8S I sometimes get issues with coredns not working. Common root cause: K8S internal DNS infrastructure needs non-NAT’ed network access from container PODs to K8S Nodes and vice versa. As NSX-T NCP default behaviour is to NAT your K8S Namespaces this can – depending on you overall architecture – cause connection… Read More »

Kubernetes Application Deployment with Codestream

By | 4. June 2020

Deployment of a Kubernetes application into production requires a well-defined process. It is not only about the actual deployment but also about having the right test procedure in place as well as updating existing applications with new versions. In contrast to legacy applications where frequency of updates is rather low, modern containerized applications can have… Read More »

Kubernetes Single-Node Deployment

By | 2. June 2020

Special thanks to Christian Liebner and Jürgen Mutzberg for the joint work on this blog! Kubernetes is becoming more important in IT world. vRealize Automation has multiple ways to consume Kubernetes clusters reaching from Namespace-as-a-Service in Cloud Assembly up to full Kubernetes application in Codestream. For all those use cases it is required to have… Read More »

Automatic Update of vSphere Templates with Codestream

By | 20. April 2020

Before going into the details I would like to express my thanks to Andreas Diemer, Martin Kosturkov and Christian Liebner for their support in development and testing! Infrastructure as a Service is one of the key use cases of the VMware vRealize Automation solution. While there’s comprehensive ways to create simple or advanced blueprints, customers… Read More »

NSX-T 3.0 available – a decade of innovation

By | 8. April 2020

Yesterday the eighth release of NSX-T went GA. Yes, you can hear and marvel, besides the expiring, NSX for vSphere (early 2022) this is already the eighth public release of NSX-T.  In addition to on-premise multi-hypervisor support, it allows a uniform security policy to be implemented in hybrid and multi-cloud environments, no matter whether the… Read More »

L7 Firewall – enforce Application Protocol by NSX-T Context Profile / AppID

By | 27. January 2020

This post introduces NSX-T L7 capabilities. You will create a MySQL Daemon on an VM and configure NSX-T Distributed Firewall to allow traffic on TCP 3306. When replacing this MySQL Daemon with sshd listening on 3306 NSX-T L4 firewall will not prevent access – by design. After enabling NSX-T L7 Firewall (Context Profile / Application… Read More »

vRealize Automation 8 API, CLI, Terraform provider, Kubernetes – How developers can benefit from the platform

By | 24. January 2020

Consumption by Catalog A developer can use the graphical interface to model his service or simple use a yaml file and directly start the provisioning. Examples of YAML files can be provided by the IT department and e.g. stored on a github repository to give users access to them. Cloud Assembly syncs content from a… Read More »