Author Archives: Christian Ferber

About Christian Ferber

Christian ist seit Juli 2015 bei VMware als Senior Systems Engineer für Enterprise Management tätig. Durch die Arbeit in diversen Cloud-Projekten auch in seinen vergangenen Tätigkeiten hat er Erfahrung im Bereich Rechenzentrumsthemen wie Server, Storage, Networking und Cloud-Management aufgebaut. Heute liegt sein Schwerpunkt im Bereich Automatisierung, Betriebsmonitoring bzw. Analyse und Verrechnung. Er betreut die vRealize Produktfamilie für Enterprise-Kunden in Deutschland.

vSphere with Tanzu with NSX-T medium sized edge

By | 8. January 2021

vSphere with Tanzu automatically deploys an NSX-T based load balancer for its supervisor cluster control plane. The load balancer size is defined as MEDIUM and requires an EDGE node of large size which is defined with 8 vCPU and 32GB RAM. While the creation of a supervisor cluster does also work with a medium sized… Read More »

Self-Service user onboarding in vRealize Automation

By | 17. December 2020

vRealize Automation 8/Cloud provides a comprehensive platform to offer service as part of a catalog experience. Users that have been assigned to projects and catalog items can select from the services available and request those accordingly. If new users want to get access to the platform typically an admin user must grant them permissions to… Read More »

Integration of vRealize Automation with Keycloak authentication

By | 13. November 2020

Beforehand I would like to express my thanks to Sascha Warno for his help in configuring the Keycloak integration. vRealize Automation 8 is leveraging VMware Identity Manager for authentication of users. While in most environments Identity Manager is integrated with LDAP directory services like Microsoft Active Directory, it supports a wide variety of other identity… Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »