Building VMware Software-Defined Data Centers

Make the most of software-defined data centers with revolutionary VMware technologies

Building VMware Software-Defined Data Centers

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Make the most of software-defined data centers with revolutionary VMware technologies
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ISBN 139781786464378
Paperback358 pages

Book Description

VMware 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.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Software-Defined Data Center
The demand for change
Business challenges:  The use case
Tools to enable SDDC
The implementation journey
Additional possibilities and opportunities
Summary
Chapter 2: Identify Automation and Standardization Opportunities
Automation principles
Script or workflow
Identifying processes and how to automate them
IT delivery frameworks
Organization automation examples
Summary
Chapter 3: VMware vSphere: The SDDC Foundation
Basics and recommendations for vSphere in the SDDC
vSphere configuration considerations
The payload cluster
Storage Policy Based Management
Integrated vSphere automation
Summary
Chapter 4: SDDC Design Considerations
The business use case
Scalability and future growth
Design and relations of SDDC components
Summary
Chapter 5: VMware vRealize Automation
vRA installation
vRA concepts
vRA concepts
Sample configurations
Summary
Chapter 6: vRealize Orchestrator
vRealize Orchestrator principles
Workflow creation 101
External services
Connecting vRO to vCenter
Summary
Chapter 7: Service Catalog Creation
Service catalogs
Defining a catalog
Service catalog creation in vRA
Multimachine blueprint design example
Summary
Chapter 8: Network Virtualization using NSX
Network Virtualization 101
NSX setup and preparation
Connecting vRealize Automation
Summary
Chapter 9: DevOps Considerations
What is DevOps
Radical new IT approach
PaaS as part of DevOps
SDDC and DevOps: A mixed world
Use DevOps principles to manage the SDDC
Summary
Chapter 10: Capacity Management with vRealize Operations
Capacity monitoring in the SDDC
vRealize Operations Manager
Capacity planning
Summary
Chapter 11: Troubleshooting and Monitoring
Monitoring and analytics in the SDDC
vRealize Operations Manager
Log management in the SDDC
Summary
Chapter 12: Continuous Improvement
Continual Service Improvement
Revisiting the business case
ITIL in the SDDC
Summary

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 SDDC

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Software-Defined Data Center
The demand for change
Business challenges:  The use case
Tools to enable SDDC
The implementation journey
Additional possibilities and opportunities
Summary
Chapter 2: Identify Automation and Standardization Opportunities
Automation principles
Script or workflow
Identifying processes and how to automate them
IT delivery frameworks
Organization automation examples
Summary
Chapter 3: VMware vSphere: The SDDC Foundation
Basics and recommendations for vSphere in the SDDC
vSphere configuration considerations
The payload cluster
Storage Policy Based Management
Integrated vSphere automation
Summary
Chapter 4: SDDC Design Considerations
The business use case
Scalability and future growth
Design and relations of SDDC components
Summary
Chapter 5: VMware vRealize Automation
vRA installation
vRA concepts
vRA concepts
Sample configurations
Summary
Chapter 6: vRealize Orchestrator
vRealize Orchestrator principles
Workflow creation 101
External services
Connecting vRO to vCenter
Summary
Chapter 7: Service Catalog Creation
Service catalogs
Defining a catalog
Service catalog creation in vRA
Multimachine blueprint design example
Summary
Chapter 8: Network Virtualization using NSX
Network Virtualization 101
NSX setup and preparation
Connecting vRealize Automation
Summary
Chapter 9: DevOps Considerations
What is DevOps
Radical new IT approach
PaaS as part of DevOps
SDDC and DevOps: A mixed world
Use DevOps principles to manage the SDDC
Summary
Chapter 10: Capacity Management with vRealize Operations
Capacity monitoring in the SDDC
vRealize Operations Manager
Capacity planning
Summary
Chapter 11: Troubleshooting and Monitoring
Monitoring and analytics in the SDDC
vRealize Operations Manager
Log management in the SDDC
Summary
Chapter 12: Continuous Improvement
Continual Service Improvement
Revisiting the business case
ITIL in the SDDC
Summary

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Paperback358 pages
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