Thursday, 1 September 2016

VMware vRealize suite

vRealize suite:

VMware vRealize Suite provides hybrid cloud management platform, delivery and management of infrastructure and applications.

It provides unified management for IT services on heterogeneous datacenters and cloud platforms that includes VMware vSphere and non-VMware hypervisors like Microsoft Hyper-v, Linux KVM, Citrix XenServer, physical infrastructure, OpenStack, vCloud Air, Microsoft Azure and Amazon AWS.

vRealize suite includes following components:

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vRealize Automation:  

Automated delivery of personalized infrastructure, applications and custom IT services

vRealize Operations Manager:

 Intelligent health, performance, capacity, and configuration management.

vRealize Log Insight: 

 Real time log management and log analysis.

vRealize Business:

Automated costing, usage metering, and service pricing of virtualized infrastructure.

VMware vRealize Editions:

VMware vRealize Suite is available in three editions as listed below

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Standard Edition:
Operations Management to improve application performance and availability using predictive analytics and smart alerts.

Advanced Edition:
IT Automation to Infra-as-a-Service (IaaS) to accelerate the delivery of IT infrastructure services by automating delivery and management along with features of Standard edition.

Enterprise Edition:
DevOps-Ready IT to automate the delivery and management of full application stacks plus features of other two editions.

For more details, visit VMware vRealize product page.

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Tenant Branding in vRealize Automation 7.X

Below is the step by step guide on how to do tenant branding in vRA 7.x Environment.

  • Login to vRA 7 self service portal using tenant administrator role and navigate to Administration Tab > Branding

  • Now navigate to Login screen branding to customize login screen formatting.
  •  In the middle pane,  upload your company logo which will appear on Credentials window top bar.
  •  You can also upload image to be used as background image for login page as shown in below image.
  •  Customize the color scheme as per your requirement by changing respective hex color codes and click on Save Button to save the changes.

  •  For further branding customization's, navigate to Header & Footer Branding option in left menu.
  • Under Header tab, upload the logo image by clicking browse button. Also you can enter additional details like company name, product name and modify color scheme appearance by changing hex color codes and click next.
  •  On footer tab, enter details like copyright year, privacy policy and contacts link and click on finish Button.
  •  Once all changes done, logout from the session and verify the changes are in effect. Login screen should appear with updated details as in image below. In my case I changed background image and logo on credentials prompt window.
  •  Login to self service portal to verify Header and Footer changes. As in below images reflect the Header logo and copyright information.

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