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Identity Manager content pack for Log Insight

Overview

Identity Manager is a service that extends your on-premises directory infrastructure to provide a seamless Single Sign-On (SSO) experience to web, mobile, SaaS, and legacy applications. Identity Manager leverages the same core identity management solution that may be seen powering VMware vCloud Air and the vCloud Suite in the world&#rsquo;s most advanced datacenters and enterprise-class infrastructure clouds.

The Identity Manager content pack for vRealize Log Insight provides powerful filter, logging visualization, and alerting of vIDM real-time operational activities. This enables users to effectively monitor all components of your Identity Manager environment using intuitive Log Insight UI dashboard widgets with just a couple clicks. The content pack enables:
Proactive monitoring of your Identity Manager environment
Quickly identify issues and drill down to determine the root cause with powerful visualizations of your data and targeted queries.

User and Device breakdown of Identity Manager events

Ability to analysis every user and device login to get a complete picture within an environment.

Troubleshooting and root-cause analysis

Specific queries to focus on the important events that indicate real login problems with additional information and context to resolve detected issues quickly.

 

Minimum Requirements:

VMware vIDM 2.x+ or VMware Identity Manager Cloud
VMware Log Insight 3.0+

 

Where do I get the VMware – Identity Manager Content Pack?

You can download this VMware – Identity Manager content pack from solution exchange –

https://marketplace.vmware.com/vsx/solutions/vmware-identity-manager-content-pack-1-0

OR You can download the content pack from the in-product Marketplace in Log Insight 2.5 or newer.

Got feedback?

We are happy to hear from you on loginsight.vmware.com or visit us @ VMworld 2017 (US) - Experience the Value of vRealize Log Insight Content Packs [MGT2323GU]

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IT Teams Need To Finally Implement Self-Service Automation

Seven things, including Self-Service Automation, that IT teams must do to retain relevance with end users.

I was talking with an industry analyst (think Gartner, Forrester, IDC) the other day around a broad range of trends impacting IT. Somehow we got onto a discussion around the issue of IT teams losing relevance with their line of business customers. I can&#rsquo;t recall the conversation exactly but it went something like this. &#rsquo;David, I talk with different IT teams every week and many of them ask me the same question: &#rsquo;What can we as IT do to be more relevant to our end users [line of business]?&#rdquo;.

Jim (not his real name) told me that the first question he asks these teams in response is &#rsquo;Are you offering your customers self-service?&#rdquo;. This analyst told me that the answer he hears back most often is &#rsquo;no, we haven&#rsquo;t gotten to that yet&#rdquo;. Jim then goes on to advise these teams to A) leverage an automated approach to service delivery to speed up resource delivery (if they are not already doing so); and B) be sure to also implement self-service that makes it drop dead easy for end users to get the services they want.

If you think about it, not implementing self-service is denying the reality that line of business partners have choices beyond enterprise IT. It also fails to recognize that increasingly our expectations of how things should work, at work, are shaped by our personal and consumer experiences. Self-service and the near instant gratification that comes from it just makes more sense today than submitting tickets and waiting weeks for resources to be available for your next critical project.

My Top &#rsquo;X&#rdquo; List For IT

This exchange got me thinking about the big-ticket items that most IT teams must tackle to be more relevant to their end users. If the # 1 thing that IT teams must do to retain or regain relevance is embrace self-service; what does a top ten list look like? Sorry to disappoint but I don&#rsquo;t have a top ten list. There are however some things that I feel do stand apart from the rest of the pack when it comes to looking at how IT operates. So, in that spirit here is my list of the top seven things IT must do to remain relevant.

1. Implement Self Service for Resource Requests
2. Market IT Services to your End Users
3. Enable Infrastructure as Code
4. Become an IT Developer
5. Begin to Think about Multi-Cloud Networking
6. Go Beyond Infrastructure and Deliver Complete Stacks
7. Help App Dev Teams Move Containers to Production

There are undoubtedly other things that IT teams can do that would increase their relevance to line-of-business (LOB) partners. Having said that, I do think this is a pretty good list to start with. There&#rsquo;s too much here to cover in a single blog so I&#rsquo;ll elaborate on each of these in this blog and several others that will follow. Hopefully, along the way I will provide you enough insight on each to give you a good idea of what it is that IT must do along with some additional thoughts on how to get it done.

Starting with Self Service

According to Wikipedia and depending on how you look at it, Amazon Web Serviceshas been around since 2002 or 2006. Early adopters flocked to it because of two reasons in my opinion. The first reason was an ability to get infrastructure fast. The second reason was the ability to get these resources without having to file one or more tickets with the help desk.

Today, implementing the ability to get end users resources fast is simply a matter of automation. Many organizations have adopted automation to dramatically speed up the provisioning of infrastructure resources. Application level resources is a different matter but we&#rsquo;ll cover that elsewhere.

I have first-hand experience talking with many IT teams who used to take 4 or more weeks to provision resources in the past but now routinely do it in under in under thirty minutes. Of course, with Amazon you can get those resources in just a few minutes, so taking 30 minutes or so is still longer than what it would take using AWS. But let&#rsquo;s be honest - how many developers find out about a project and then need to be coding it 5 minutes later? Thirty minutes is plenty fast for most needs.

While many organizations have, or are in the process of adopting automation to speed up service delivery, not nearly as many have implemented self-service as part of that process. Many still rely on existing request fulfilment processes that existed before automation was implemented. The most common example of this is organizations using Service Now for requesting resources, which in turn generates a ticket to the platform automation team which then initiates an automated process to fulfill the request.

Leveraging an existing ticketing process isn&#rsquo;t necessarily a bad approach and there are some good reasons for doing it. The main reason that I am aware of is that this approach means that any existing process for determining who has access to specific resources doesn&#rsquo;t need to be re-codified into the automation that supports self-service.

That&#rsquo;s not a bad reason to keep the existing process, but remember that if you are an internal IT team, your competing with the public cloud and on the public cloud – self-service means self-service. No tickets and no help desk. So, going the extra mile to enable true self service where entitlements and other forms of governance are matched between users and resources might be worth it for your IT team given the world we live and compete in.

Now a few caveats around the idea of self-service. Different end users have different needs. Many end users are perfectly happy selecting resources from a pre-populated catalog. VMware vRealize Automationis a great example of an automation platform that supports this model of self-service.

In this model, blueprints can be created to represent everything from a single machine to a complex, multi-tier application, with storage, networking, security and even monitoring agents all represented in the blueprint. These blueprints then become catalog items that once selected by end user are instantiated in near real time.

Other users might prefer a self-service model that is closer to what they would experience on Amazon. This model is declarative in nature and resources are requested either through a CLI or through an API (using scripts or through another tool) in the form of small building blocks that represent infrastructure elements such as compute, storage, or network. For IT teams looking for such a model to satisfy their end users, VMware Integrated OpenStack(VIO) might be the best choice for a service delivery automation platform.

A hybrid model might be the best choice for others. In this model vRealize Automation is used to offer VM level resources from a catalog but it is also used to reserve resources for a VIO based developer cloud that an App Dev team would like to implement. In this model vRealize Automation would also be used to provision the components necessary to instantiate a VIO based Developer Cloud for that same App Dev team.

Just for completeness, I should point out that vRealize Automation can also support the idea of blueprints as code, where blueprints are created or modified using YAML. These blueprints can then be imported into vRealize Automation and offered to end users through the catalog. These same blueprints can of course be exported as YAML as well.

The Right Self-Service Model for Your End Users

Hopefully you can see that solutions to the self-service problem exist along a continuum. Figuring out what type of self-service model to implement is very much a function of understanding your users. There are different approaches and you won&#rsquo;t be sure which approach makes the most sense unless you are actively engaged in understanding the needs of your users.

Having a deep understanding of what your end users need is also the prerequisite for our next &#rsquo;must do item&#rdquo; which is effectively marketing what you do offer to your end users. More to come on that in the next installment of this series.

Learn More

• Visit VMware vRealize productpage
• Visit VMware Integrated OpenStack product page
• Try our Automate ITHands-on Labs
• Try our Intelligent OperationsHands-on Labs

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IT and DevOps: Hear from our GM and Customers

Spotlight session MGT3136SU at VMworld 2017 Las Vegas:

How DevOps Is Transforming IT: People, Process, Technology

In this spotlight session, Ajay Singh, VMware Cloud Management General Manager and SVP, will interview a group of our top customers about how IT can support DevOps.

As companies are continuing innovation on the path to digital transformation, they need new tools, skill sets, and organizational structures to support the new DevOps paradigms. Hear from the CIOs of some of our major customers about the challenges they have met and the solutions they have put in place, and our own VP of Engineering – the internal VMware DevOps “customer 0”.

Julie Ray,SVP, ECIO,Fannie Mae

David Coker,Senior VP, Information Systems,Polaris Alpha

Sandhya Sridharan,Vice President Engineering,VMware

 

Drinking our own Champagne

Learn about VMware usage of our own tools for DevOps to drive efficiencies into the VMware organization while improving products we are building for customers. We will talk about the project Cava and how we do DevOps using our own vRealize solutions at the Cloud Management Business Unit of VMware. We will show a demo of a self-service portal for provisioning the infrastructure and applications used by 450+ software developers and release engineers on a daily basis. See how we drink our own champagne!

 

How to Register

Planning to attend the upcoming VMworld 2017 inLas VegasorBarcelona? This is still a good time toregister, and see you soon!

 

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Wavefront and Microservices Architectures

Microservice architectures improve the ability of IT organizations to more rapidly deliver business critical services to their customers, but this improved agility often comes at the cost of added complexity. This complexity is manifested by the increasing scale-out and ephemeral nature of this application architecture pattern. The transformation from monolithic applications to microservices means that in many cases, the complexity which resided on the &#rsquo;inside&#rdquo; of the application shifts towards the &#rsquo;outside&#rdquo; of the microservice as IT organizations now need to account for additional infrastructure components needed to support the microservice plus there are the additional communications pathways that will occur within the microservice ecosystem. In terms of the microservice lifecycle, data collected by companies such as New Relic confirms the trend towards increasingly short-lived microservices (with many running for less than one minute).

What is often lost in the discussion of microservices is the need to re-examine how an IT organization will be able to manage this new environment for the issues just raised can often &#rsquo;break&#rdquo; existing tooling. Let&#rsquo;s just look at one outcome – the missing or invisible container. Tools which perform coarse-grained data collection may not be able to observe a microservice for its entire lifecycle could occur in-between data collection operations. That&#rsquo;s why IT organizations may need to reconsider their existing monitoring tool portfolio to ensure that they have the necessary degree of fine-grained observability required for an increasingly dynamic environment. Returning to the &#rsquo;inner&#rdquo; versus &#rsquo;outer&#rdquo; architecture ramifications, IT organizations will also need tools that can not only store large amount of information, but also enable the rapid identification of patterns of microservice behavior that may not be obvious to the human operator.

VMware understands these issues and thus this was the impetus for our investment in Wavefront. We&#rsquo;ll continue to focus on transforming the manageability of an increasingly complex environment so that IT organizations can focus their energies on transforming their business.

 

 

 

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Making the Connection: SovLabs’ IPAM and DNS Integration Modules for vRealize Automation

Editor&#rsquo;s Note: vRealize Automation team has been working closely with partners to build ready-to-use plug-ins thateasily connectvRA platform with other common IT tools across ecosystem. In this guest blog, David Coulter, CTO from SovLabs will introduce a group of plug-ins that can simplify the integration with your networking tools. SovLabs will co-presentotherintegration solutionsin ITSM domainat VMworld US 2017. Click to register now!

-[MGT1311BU]Deep Dive: VMware vRealize Automation and ServiceNow.August 31, 12:00-1:00 PM

By David Coulter, SovLabs

Previously, SovLabs announced an extensive set of integrations for vRealize Automation. Since that time SovLabs has doubled down in multiple areas, including IPAM and DNS integration, expanding vendor and use case coverage. The ability to automate the complete application service provisioning (and de-provisioning) is the uber goal of all vRA admins. Automating the manual and semi-manual work enables rapid deployment of complex application stacks and business services. Let&#rsquo;s step back a bit and discuss the business value of a vRA centric integration in the IPAM and DNS areas.

VMware&#rsquo;s vRealize® Suite enjoys dominant market share and continues to outgrow the market by a significant margin because they are proven solutions that offer extensive out-of-the-box capabilities, particularly for automating provisioning of compute and storage resources. Increasing the automation level of provisioning and, equally important for dynamic on-demand cloud resources, de-provisioning of network resources is critical to increase time to value and reduce risk and rework for business application end users and cloud admins.

It is to address exactly this challenge that SovLabs has developed a family of inter-operable plug-in modules to render advanced network provisioning capabilities natively in vRealize Automation®. Specifically, SovLabs&#rsquo; IPAM and DNS Modules for vRealize Automation integrate with multiple leading 3rd-party IPAM and DNS suppliers to enable cloud administrators to deploy policy-driven profiles that ensure IP addresses and name server records are allocated, validated, documented and configured appropriately, 100% from within vRealize Automation. To ensure that the benefits of this seamless integration scale &#rsquo;in the real world&#rdquo;, SovLabs uniquely extends beyond single-solution provisioning and de-provisioning to provide the same transparent vRA automation even when multiple IPAM and DNS address management solutions, often from different vendors, are in use.

Unlike custom workflows and basic vRO plugins that require continuous effort and investment to maintain, all of SovLabs&#rsquo; integration modules are standard products that install in minutes with demonstrated compatibility and full support.

The business benefits of the SovLabs vRA centric modules include:

Time to Value

  • Automated IP allocation
  • Automated IP deallocation
  • Reduced module installation time and rework

Risk Reduction

  • Reduce human errors and multiple serves on the same IP address / DNS name

Agility

  • Network resources allocation cycle time
  • Support multiple IPAM & DNS vendors in one vRA installation
  • Utilize vRA meta-data for extensibility use cases within IPAM and DNS policies
  • Easier migration and interoperability between vendors

Sustainability at Scale

  • Avoid maintenance of custom point solutions

Simplified Operations

  • All operations from within vRA
  • Reduces organization friction between cloud and network teams
  • Single-step IP allocation
  • Consistent architecture
  • Member of a family of compatible solutions that interoperate

SovLabs has extensive coverage across IPAM and DNS solutions (in alphabetical order):

Vendor Module
BlueCat IPAM, DNS
BT Diamond IP IPAM, DNS
Infoblox IPAM, DNS
Men & Mice IPAM, DNS
Microsoft IPAM, DNS
SolarWinds IPAM, DNS

 

Check out the new SovLabs White Paper on IPAM and your hybrid cloud here.

 

Learn More

Check out thenewly remodeledVMware Marketplace for more vRealize Automation contents.

 

 

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Bring Applications to Market Faster with IT Automation

Virtualizing compute resources onto virtual machines transformed the way IT worked. It helped teams deliver services faster, proactively detect and resolve problems, and simplify operations and maintenance.

Now, as end users demand applications and services faster than ever before, it&#rsquo;s time to take the next step: virtualizing the network and adding full automation capabilities.

With a virtualized network, you&#rsquo;re no longer held back by the restraints of physical hardware. You can automate networking and security services to eliminate error-prone manual processes and provision applications and infrastructure more quickly.

The net result? Shorter time to market, which gives your business a distinct competitive edge. Even better, network virtualization and automation provide benefits across the entire application lifecycle. For instance, you can attach automated policies to workloads, which follow them everywhere and keep them secure and consistent, regardless of their location.

Entities like the California Natural Resources Agency (CNRA) are streamlining IT operations with network virtualization and automation. With 33 different organizations to manage and operate, CNRA needed to deliver IT services more efficiently, automate service delivery, provide proactive monitoring, and offer users better visibility into their IT costs.

The combination of VMware vRealize® Suite and VMware NSX® allows CNRA to accelerate time to market for its different organizations, as well as improve reliability of the services delivered and lower costs. Their IT team now can dynamically configure network and security policies to meet the unique needs of each business with the appropriate level of governance.

VMware enables IT automation with VMware vRealize Suite and VMware NSX, to help you virtualize, automate, and streamline operations and see results like:

  • Fewer provisioning bottlenecks
  • More standardized, secure workloads
  • Fewer manual tasks across the entire application lifecycle

Learn more about IT Automation with VMware.

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Bring Applications to Market Faster with IT Automation

Virtualizing compute resources onto virtual machines transformed the way IT worked. It helped teams deliver services faster, proactively detect and resolve problems, and simplify operations and maintenance.

Now, as end users demand applications and services faster than ever before, it&#rsquo;s time to take the next step: virtualizing the network and adding full automation capabilities.

With a virtualized network, you&#rsquo;re no longer held back by the restraints of physical hardware. You can automate networking and security services to eliminate error-prone manual processes and provision applications and infrastructure more quickly.

The net result? Shorter time to market, which gives your business a distinct competitive edge. Even better, network virtualization and automation provide benefits across the entire application lifecycle. For instance, you can attach automated policies to workloads, which follow them everywhere and keep them secure and consistent, regardless of their location.

Entities like the California Natural Resources Agency (CNRA) are streamlining IT operations with network virtualization and automation. With 33 different organizations to manage and operate, CNRA needed to deliver IT services more efficiently, automate service delivery, provide proactive monitoring, and offer users better visibility into their IT costs.

The combination of VMware vRealize® Suite and VMware NSX® allows CNRA to accelerate time to market for its different organizations, as well as improve reliability of the services delivered and lower costs. Their IT team now can dynamically configure network and security policies to meet the unique needs of each business with the appropriate level of governance.

VMware enables IT automation with VMware vRealize Suite and VMware NSX, to help you virtualize, automate, and streamline operations and see results like:

  • Fewer provisioning bottlenecks
  • More standardized, secure workloads
  • Fewer manual tasks across the entire application lifecycle

Learn more about IT Automation with VMware.

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VMware Continues as #1 Vendor in Worldwide Data Center Automation

The latest IDC report is out and it should come as no surprise that VMware is once again in the top spot globally for datacenter automation software. If you are unfamiliar with IDC&#rsquo;s market share report on &#rsquo;Worldwide Datacenter Automation Software Market Shares&#rdquo;, it&#rsquo;s based on examining the leading vendor shares and market trends from the previous year. In this case, it&#rsquo;s for all of 2016.

VMware has been the market leader in the space, as shown by IDC, for many years and for this past year IDC has once again ranked VMware as the #1 vendor after we garnered the largest market share of 28.6% and estimated revenues in the space of $668.9 million. Beyond this the entire market continues to grow and IDC currently estimates it at $2.3 billion, up 3.5% from last year.

As the market evolves and customers continue to automate their datacenter (or cloud) workloads, VMware has the software to make it happen. This should come as no surprise since we have been able to maintain our leadership and investments in this area. VMware&#rsquo;s vRealize Suite delivers a comprehensive cloud management platform for this purpose. It can manage hybrid (multi-cloud) environments across on-premises and public clouds. It speeds up the delivery of IT services through automation and pre-defined policies, providing high level of agility and flexibility for developers and lines of business while maintaining governance and control.

As customers move towards an automated IT environment, we often see the following 3 use cases:

  • Intelligent Operations - VMware delivers intelligent operations from applications to infrastructure to help organizations plan, manage and scale their SDDC across private and public clouds.
  • IT Automation - VMware delivers day one service provisioning and day two operational capabilities across a hybrid cloud. These capabilities help IT organizations automate core IT processes, speed up infrastructure and application delivery and get the most out of both hardware and people resources.
  • Developer Cloud –VMware gives IT teams the ability to give their developers access through API, Catalog or CLI to traditional and cloud native application resources while simultaneously giving developers the freedom to use the tools of their choice.

Additionally, vRealize supports heterogeneous environments that are a mix of both traditional and Cloud Native applications, across VMs, containers and bare metal, running on private and public clouds.

 

 

Learn More

  • Visit VMware vRealize productpage
  • Visit VMware Integrated OpenStack product page
  • Try our Automate ITHands-on Labs
  • Try our Intelligent OperationsHands-on Labs

Complete results from IDC can be found in their most recent report: Worldwide Datacenter Automation Software Market Shares, 2016 (IDC #US41372217, June 2017)

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How to Automate Citrix NetScaler Deployment with vRealize Orchestrator

By: Lora Johnson

 

 

For today&#rsquo;s IT teams, the number of end-user requests can be overwhelming — and extremely time consuming. As a result, it turns IT teams into tactical executors instead of strategic stewards for the organization. However, by leveraging vRealize Orchestrator to automate and streamline many of these requests, it frees up time for your team to focus on strategic IT management and deployment.

To support the need to improve application management, Blue Medora today announced the launch of the Citrix NetScaler Plug-in for vRealize Orchestrator (vRO). The plug-in enhances VMware&#rsquo;s vRO solution to extend workflow automation into Citrix NetScaler workloads, as well as other vRO plugins that you may be using.

In this blog post, I&#rsquo;ll cover the top use cases that the Citrix NetScaler Plug-in from Blue Medora helps your team simplify.

 

Automate the deployment and management of applications

In today&#rsquo;s digital era, applications are at the core of any organization — for some, essential to meeting their business objectives and even revenue goals. This increased reliance means that more applications deployed more frequently, snowballing application management and consuming your time.

The Citrix NetScaler Plug-in for vRealize Orchestrator (vRO) from Blue Medora makes it easier to respond to these application requests. By streamlining provisioning, it enables your team to spend more time on strategic tasks — like risk management, migrations and roadmap development and management.

Figure 1: Example of setting your parameters for the SDX on which the cluster will be created on, which is part of the Deploy L2 Cluster workflow with the Citrix NetScaler Plug-in from Blue Medora

Initiating a workflow, like the Deploy L2 Cluster workflow showcased above, requires minimal time. The Blue Medora Plug-in for Citrix NetScaler features a user-friendly user interface, including drop downs and default values, to create a wizard-like experience and offering clear insight and directions into the workflow process.

With the ability to automate VPX creation, configuration and deployment, for example, users can use workflows like &#rsquo;Get SDX Usage&#rdquo; to programmatically determine the best SDX to deploy the VPX to, rather than figuring that out manually, which consumes a significant amount of time and can result in errors.

 

Respond to bottlenecks faster

The increased number of applications can result in more issues for your team to respond to, which can also eat up a significant amount of time.

Figure 2: Example of the Distribute Cluster Traffic workflow in the Citrix NetScaler Plug-in from Blue Medora

 

With the Citrix NetScaler Plug-in for vRealize Orchestrator (vRO) from Blue Medora, simplify the automation process with a number of key features, including:

  • Use more than 10 out-of-the-box workflows to automate application lifecycle management and simplify troubleshooting
  • Access entire NITRO REST API in workflows and in any custom scripts/workflows written by users
  • Gain complete control of application lifecycle management with more than 40 scriptable actions.

 

Because of the increased control and visibility into your Citrix NetScaler workflows and applications, you can ensure that bottlenecks don&#rsquo;t bring your environments to a screeching halt. In fact, you can see it in action here.

 

Use a single console to manage infrastructure

If your organization could use a self-service portal, built on top of workflows to eliminate the need to provision environments manually, how would that improve efficiency and resource utilization?

This doesn&#rsquo;t have to be on your team&#rsquo;s wishlist — the Citrix NetScaler Plug-in from Blue Medora enables you to see all the information that you need right in vRealize Orchestrator. In addition, you can leverage other plug-ins to truly enhance your vRO experience and simplify infrastructure management.

Figure 3: Leverage the vRealize Orchestrator Control Center to streamline application management

 

 

 

With the Citrix NetScaler Plug-in from Blue Medora, transform your IT operations and ensure their goals align with strategic business initiatives to meet end-user requirements, and in turn, drive towards key business objectives. Visit the Blue Medora Plug-ins for vRealize Orchestrator page to learn more and for a free trial.

 

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Automate IT Sessions at VMworld 2017 Las Vegas

VMworld 2017 Las Vegasis only one week ahead! August 27-31 is going to be crazy in Las Vegas. The week will hold a lot of exciting news, a great number of new features and a slew of great talks and sessions. We are all geared up for “Automate IT” related events and activities. Here is the list you can’t missif you are keen to learn how to improve IT agility through Automate IT. It is time to register and mark your calendar in advance!

Monday, Aug 28

When,
Session ID
Description
11:00-12:00 [MMC3110PU] How IT Can Enable Businesses to Build Apps on AWS, Azure, and VMware Without Compromising on Costs and Security
Businesses today rely on IT organizations to deliver applications more quickly than ever. Learn how customersare balancing the need to help their lines of business build apps in the cloud while ensuring end-to-end visibility over public and private cloud infrastructure, costs, and security.
11:30-12:30 [MGT1761BU] Swisscom Modernizes Its Cloud for Enterprises with VMware
Four years ago, Swisscom started its cloud journey. As Switzerland&#rsquo;s largest service provider, it is dedicated to delivering it customers the latest technologies for their business. In 2016, this led to the decision to start the second-generation cloud solution based on the VMware vRealize Automation platform.
12:15-1:00

[MTE4731U] vRealize Cloud Automation with Naomi Sullivan
Ask Naomi Sullivan, Director of Product Management, about VMware cloud automation technologies. Discuss how vRealize Automation can help you streamline and standardize your infrastructure and applications provisioning, build a self-service IaaS portal, and ultimately increase the agility and shorten time-to-market.
2:30-3:30 [MGT3038GU] Get the Most Out of vRealize Automation: Embracing the vRealize Automation Ecosystem
The VMware vRealize Automation platform is designed with flexible architecture that enables customization and extensibility. Join the group discussion to learn about the latest plug-ins you can leverage. More excitingly, let us know what we should build next to expedite your infrastructure and application stack design.
5:30-6:30 [MGT2751PU] vRealize Automation Experts Panel: How to Win over App Developers and End Shadow IT
Learn how customersdeliver legacy and modern applications alike across distributed infrastructures and leverage some of the latest vRealize Automation capabilities to radically change how IT delivers these services.
5:30-6:30 [MGT3168GU] From Developer Laptop to Production: Managing Containers with vRealize Suite
Containers are all the rage for development teams. However, many IT teams are struggling to figure out the best way to move containers from developer laptop to production. This group discussion will look at how VMware vRealize Automation plus VMware vRealize Admiral can be used to solve this dilemma.

Tuesday, Aug 29

When, Session ID Description
11:30-12:30

[MGT3137SU]Multicloud is Eating the World. Join the Party!
The IT world of tomorrow will be multicloud, we know that much. But how do you automate, secure, and analyze your IT in that new world? In this roadmap-level deep technical session, VMware Cloud Management product teams will share their existing technology and near-term vision for the management solutions for the multi-cloud world! In an &#rsquo;American Idol&#rdquo; contest style, they will present several solutions covering a number of pain points and use cases
12:15-1:00

[MTE4731U] vRealize Cloud Automation with Naomi Sullivan
Ask Naomi Sullivan, Director of Product Management, about VMware cloud automation technologies. Discuss how vRealize Automation can help you streamline and standardize your infrastructure and applications provisioning, build a self-service IaaS portal, and ultimately increase the agility and shorten time-to-market.
1:00-2:00 [MGT2875BU]Manage, Govern, and Extend VMware Cloud on AWS with vRealize Automation
Join this breakout to discover how VMware vRealize Automation adds service authoring and delivery, governance, lifecycle management, and enterprise extensibility to your VMware Cloud on AWS service.

Wednesday, Aug 30

When,
Session ID
Description
9:15-10:00

[MTE4731U] vRealize Cloud Automation with Naomi Sullivan
Ask Naomi Sullivan, Director of Product Management, about VMware cloud automation technologies. Discuss how vRealize Automation can help you streamline and standardize your infrastructure and applications provisioning, build a self-service IaaS portal, and ultimately increase the agility and shorten time-to-market.
10:00-11:00 [MGT1776BU]vRealize Automation Solves the Container Onboarding Conundrum
Customers looking for a strategy for on-boarding Gen-3 apps (containers) without abandoning critical business processes finally have a solution to do so. Join this session to dig into this exciting new feature delivered by vRealize Automation and gain insight into the technical details of its integrated container management.
1:00-2:00 [MGT1799BU]Full-Stack Automation: Streamlining, Delivering, and Managing App-Centric IT
Executing on the SDDC is not limited to simply delivering best-in-class compute, network, and storage virtualization technologies, but also about execution of the vision. That vision—where dynamic infrastructure is wrapped around the unique requirements of every application—comes to life through the primary interface of the SDDC: the cloud management stack.
1:00-2:00 [MGT3166BU]A Simplified Approach to Lifecycle Management for vRealize Suite
Hear from some of our major customers&#rsquo; CIOs about the challenges they met, and the solutions they have put in place. Learn about VMware’s usage of our own DevOps to drive efficiencies into its own organization while improving products for our customers.
3:30-4:30 [LDT2590BU]Speed is now a Core Competency for Enterprises: VMware IT Framework to Leverage Emerging Tech and CNA Platforms to Accelerate Delivery Speed
Waves of technology advances are hitting enterprises faster than ever before. In this session, VMware IT shares a framework that they use to leverage new technologies to drive digital transformation.
4:00-5:00 [MGT2231BU]How VMware implemented the Self-healing Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) pipeline using vRealize Suite
This session is all about how VMware devised a mechanism to detect CI/CD pipeline failures and automated remediation through a self-healing solution.

Thursday, Aug 31

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12:00-1:00 [MGT1847BU]What’s New with vRealize Automation 7.3
The newly released vRealize Automation 7.3 continues to enhance the integration with VMware software-defined data center and introduces increased support for containers and configuration management solutions to ease moving applications from dev-test to production. Join the session to learn more.
12:00-1:00 [PBO1437BU]Infrastructure Automation in VMware Cloud Foundation Using vRealize Automation
VMware Cloud Foundation offers the easiest way to deploy an SDDC. Adding vRealize Automation on top of Cloud Foundation allows customers to immediately derive the benefits of its day 2 operations automation. This session goes into details of vRealize Automation deployment and its integration with VMware Cloud Foundation workload domains.
12:00-1:00 [MGT1311BU]Deep Dive: VMware vRealize Automation and ServiceNow
VMware vRealize Automation and ServiceNow are commonplace in most enterprise data centers today. In this session, you’ll learn the differences between the common integrations and how they work together to unify your daily IT automations.

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