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Building VMware Software-Defined Data Centers.

Author: Valentin Hamburger
Publisher: Packt Publishing, 2016.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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(OCoLC)952156623
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Valentin Hamburger
ISBN: 1786468484 9781786468482 1786464373 9781786464378
OCLC Number: 966362137
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Contents: Cover; Copyright; Credits; About the Author; About the Reviewer; www.PacktPub.com; Table of Contents; Preface; Chapter 1: The Software-Defined Data Center; The demand for change; Business challenges: The use case; The business view; The IT view; Tools to enable SDDC; The implementation journey; The process category; The process change example in Tom's organization; The people category; The people example in Tom's organization; The technology category; The technology example in Tom's organization; Why are these three topics so important?; Additional possibilities and opportunities. The self-healing data centerThe self-scaling data center; Summary; Chapter 2: Identify Automation and Standardization Opportunities; Automation principles; Day two automation; The 80:20 rule; Think big, start small; The efficiency bottleneck; Bringing it all together; Script or workflow; Identifying processes and how to automate them; IT delivery frameworks; What if no CMDB or ticket management is in place; Achieving standardization; Deployment standards; Organization automation examples; Simple VM deployment; The hybrid cloud deployment; The analysis of the hybrid cloud deployment. The better approachSummary; Chapter 3: VMware vSphere: The SDDC Foundation; Basics and recommendations for vSphere in the SDDC; Distributed Resource Scheduler; Resource pools; Storage DRS; Distributed Virtual Switch; Host Profiles; vSphere configuration considerations; Separate management cluster; Management cluster resource considerations; Separate management VDS; The payload cluster; [The resource pool approach]; The resource pool approach; The cluster approach; Storage Policy Based Management; SPBM definition; Integrated vSphere automation; Best practices and recommendations; Summary. Chapter 4: SDDC Design ConsiderationsThe business use case; The business challenge; The CIO challenge; Constraints, assumptions, and limitations; Constraints; Limits; Assumptions; Scalability and future growth; vRealize Automation; vRealize Code Stream; vRealize Orchestrator; vRealize Operations Manager; vRealize Business; vRealize Log Insight; NSX; Design and relations of SDDC components; Logical overview of the SDDC clusters; Logical overview of the solution components; The vRealize Automation design; Small; Enterprise; Infrastructure design examples; Network; Storage; Compute. Designing the tenantsTenants, business groups, and infrastructure fabrics; What is a tenant?; What is a business group?; What is a fabric group?; What is the infrastructure fabric?; What must be included in the design; What if the vSphere environment is already running?; Summary; Chapter 5: VMware vRealize Automation; vRA installation; First things first; Advanced installation configuration; vRA concepts; vRA's little helper; DEM; The IaaS server; vRealize Orchestrator; The Infrastructure tab; Endpoints; Compute Resources; Reservations; Managed Machines; The Administration tab.

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Make the most of software-defined data centers with revolutionary VMware technologiesAbout This Book Learn how you can automate your data center operations and deploy and manage applications and services across your public, private, and hybrid infrastructure in minutes Drive great business results with cost-effective solutions without compromising on ease, security, and controls Transform your business processes and operations in a way that delivers any application, anywhere, with complete peace of mindWho This Book Is ForIf you are an IT professional or VMware administrator who virtualizes data centers and IT infrastructures, this book is for you. Developers and DevOps engineers who deploy applications and services would also find this book useful. Data center architects and those at the CXO level who make decisions will appreciate the value in the content. What You Will Learn Understand and optimize end-to-end processes in your data center Translate IT processes and business needs into a technical design Apply and create vRO workflow automation functionalities to services Deploy NSX in a virtual environment Technically accomplish DevOps offerings Set up and use vROPs to master the SDDC resource demands Troubleshoot all the components of SDDCIn DetailVMware offers the industry-leading software-defined data center (SDDC) architecture that combines compute, storage, networking, and management offerings into a single unified platform. This book uses the most up-to-date, cutting-edge VMware products to help you deliver a complete unified hybrid cloud experience within your infrastructure. It will help you build a unified hybrid cloud based on SDDC architecture and practices to deliver a fully virtualized infrastructure with cost-effective IT outcomes. In the process, you will use some of the most advanced VMware products such as VSphere, VCloud, and NSX. You will learn how to use vSphere virtualization in a software-defined approach, which will help you to achieve a fully-virtualized infrastructure and to extend this infrastructure for compute, network, and storage-related data center services. You will also learn how to use EVO:RAIL. Next, you will see how to provision applications and IT services on private clouds or IaaS with seamless accessibility and mobility across the hybrid environment. This book will ensure you develop an SDDC approach for your datacenter that fulfills your organization's needs and tremendously boosts your agility and flexibility. It will also teach you how to draft, design, and deploy toolsets and software to automate your datacenter and speed up IT delivery to meet your lines of businesses demands. At the end, you will build unified hybrid clouds that dramatically boost your IT outcomes. Style and approachWith the ever-changing nature of businesses and enterprises, having the capability to navigate through the complexities is of utmost importance. This book takes an approach that combines industry expertise with revolutionary VMware products to deliver a complete SDDC experience through practical examples and techniques, with proven cost-effective benefits.

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