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Unleash the Power of vCenter Orchestrator to Automate Tasks and Improve Efficiency

 

Today, VMware administrators are responsible for far more infrastructure, servers, and services than ever before. To succeed, they must take full advantage of opportunities to automate and orchestrate their vSphere environments. In Automating vSphere with VMware vCenter Orchestrator , three-time vExpert Cody Bunch shows how to utilize VMware vCenter Orchestrator (vCO) 4.2 to achieve far higher levels of operational efficiency and effectiveness.

 

Bunch reveals what vCO can do, walks through each step of installation and configuration, explains how its “moving parts” work together, and thoroughly introduces both plug-ins and workflows. Building on this core knowledge, he presents several start-to-finish case studies showing how to use vCO to address real-world challenges ranging from provisioning to snapshots, cluster management to decommissioning.

 

Whatever your VMware virtualization environment, this book will help you do more with less, save time, eliminate errors, and improve both performance and reliability.

 

Coverage includes

  • Understanding how vCO fits into your environment and identifying your best opportunities to use it
  • Choosing the right installation scenario and efficiently managing the vCO installation process
  • Configuring vCO: services, passwords, networking, LDAP, databases, SSL, licensing, plug-ins, backup, and more
  • Interacting with vCO through actions, packages, plug-ins, web views, resources, and workflows
  • Automating manual tasks with vCO’s extensive workflow library
  • Creating sophisticated workflows with drag-and-drop components and JavaScript
  • Using plug-ins to control infrastructure within and around your vSphere environment
  • Bringing consistency to VM provisioning, overcoming “VM sprawl” and resource contention, and simplifying support
  • Optimizing VM lifecycle management, all the way through decommissioning
  • Automating all snapshot monitoring processes and components
  • Exporting logs, finding/deleting orphaned files, and performing other day-to-day tasks
  • Efficiently conducting mass VM migrations
  • Quickly adding vCenter hosts and clusters, configuring shared storage, and adding hosts to new clusters
  • Using vCO and third-party plug-ins to gain “private cloud” benefits and flexibility

 

Networking/Virtualization

 

vmware.com/go/vmwarepress

 

Synopsis:

Unleash the Power of vCenter Orchestrator to Automate Tasks and Improve Efficiency

 

Today, VMware administrators are responsible for far more infrastructure, servers, and services than ever before. To succeed, they must take full advantage of opportunities to automate and orchestrate their vSphere environments. In Automating vSphere with VMware vCenter Orchestrator, three-time vExpert Cody Bunch shows how to utilize VMware vCenter Orchestrator (vCO) 4.2 to achieve far higher levels of operational efficiency and effectiveness.

 

Bunch reveals what vCO can do, walks through each step of installation and configuration, explains how its “moving parts” work together, and thoroughly introduces both plug-ins and workflows. Building on this core knowledge, he presents several start-to-finish case studies showing how to use vCO to address real-world challenges ranging from provisioning to snapshots, cluster management to decommissioning.

 

Whatever your VMware virtualization environment, this book will help you do more with less, save time, eliminate errors, and improve both performance and reliability.

 

Coverage includes

  • Understanding how vCO fits into your environment and identifying your best opportunities to use it
  • Choosing the right installation scenario and efficiently managing the vCO installation process
  • Configuring vCO: services, passwords, networking, LDAP, databases, SSL, licensing, plug-ins, backup, and more
  • Interacting with vCO through actions, packages, plug-ins, web views, resources, and workflows
  • Automating manual tasks with vCO’s extensive workflow library
  • Creating sophisticated workflows with drag-and-drop components and JavaScript
  • Using plug-ins to control infrastructure within and around your vSphere environment
  • Bringing consistency to VM provisioning, overcoming “VM sprawl” and resource contention, and simplifying support
  • Optimizing VM lifecycle management, all the way through decommissioning
  • Automating all snapshot monitoring processes and components
  • Exporting logs, finding/deleting orphaned files, and performing other day-to-day tasks
  • Efficiently conducting mass VM migrations
  • Quickly adding vCenter hosts and clusters, configuring shared storage, and adding hosts to new clusters
  • Using vCO and third-party plug-ins to gain “private cloud” benefits and flexibility

 

Networking/Virtualization

 

vmware.com/go/vmwarepress

 

Synopsis:

Increasingly, organizations are seeking better ways to derive value from virtualized infrastructures without adding overhead. VMware's vSphere offers powerful tools for meeting those goals through automation and user self-service. This book is a comprehensive guide for working administrators who want to use the tools to get more done faster, freeing them up for other important tasks and strategic considerations.  In it, leading vSphere automation expert Cody Bunch delivers actionable guidance and downloadable scripts and workflows designed to automate key elements of virtual infrastructure using VMware's Orchestrator product. Coverage includes developing efficient automated workflows for day-to-day tasks; relieving IT from routine tasks via end-user self-service; and ways to quantify savings achieved from automation.  Automating vSphere with vCenter Orchestrator begins by taking readers through the basics of automation and vCenter Orchestrator. It then dives deep into vCenter Orchestrator installation, configuration, and workflow construction. To illuminate key concepts, Cody walks the reader through common use cases, such as VM provisioning. In each, he provides realistic estimates of time saved.

Packed with real-world case studies and code, Automating vSphere with vCenter Orchestrator gives busy administrators tangible solutions they can implement today!

 

About the Author

 

Cody Bunch is a Private Cloud Architect. He has been recognized as a VMware vExpert in 2010 and 2009, and is a VMware VCP hailing from San Antonio, Texas. Cody has presented on the topic of automating virtual infrastructures at the Virtualization.info Virtualization Congress in 2009 and soon at VMworld 2011. He holds VMware VCP3 and VMware VCP4 certifications. Cody provides useful virtualization and automation advice along with nuts-and-bolts guidance via his website ProfessionalVMware.com.

Table of Contents

Part 1. Introduction, Install, and Configure

1. Introducing VMware vCenter Orchestrator

2. Installing vCenter Orchestrator

3. Configuring vCenter Orchestrator

Part 2. Working With vCenter Orchestrator

4. Identifying the Moving Parts

5. Intro to Workflow-Fu (Workflow Basics)

6. Earning Your Workflow Black Belt (Advanced Workflows)

7. Troubleshooting vCenter Orchestrator

Part 3. Amazing Company, Inc (aka, Real World Use Case)

8. Your First Day At Amazing Company, Inc.

9. Day 2 Make Sure Snapshots Aren’t a Problem

10. Day 3 Managing Resources

11. Day 4 Handling Hardware Faults

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780321799913
Author:
Bunch, Cody
Publisher:
Vmware Press
Subject:
Networking - General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
VMware Press Technology
Publication Date:
20120331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
312
Dimensions:
9.1 x 7.02 x 0.4 in 470 gr

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"Synopsis" by ,

Unleash the Power of vCenter Orchestrator to Automate Tasks and Improve Efficiency

 

Today, VMware administrators are responsible for far more infrastructure, servers, and services than ever before. To succeed, they must take full advantage of opportunities to automate and orchestrate their vSphere environments. In Automating vSphere with VMware vCenter Orchestrator, three-time vExpert Cody Bunch shows how to utilize VMware vCenter Orchestrator (vCO) 4.2 to achieve far higher levels of operational efficiency and effectiveness.

 

Bunch reveals what vCO can do, walks through each step of installation and configuration, explains how its “moving parts” work together, and thoroughly introduces both plug-ins and workflows. Building on this core knowledge, he presents several start-to-finish case studies showing how to use vCO to address real-world challenges ranging from provisioning to snapshots, cluster management to decommissioning.

 

Whatever your VMware virtualization environment, this book will help you do more with less, save time, eliminate errors, and improve both performance and reliability.

 

Coverage includes

  • Understanding how vCO fits into your environment and identifying your best opportunities to use it
  • Choosing the right installation scenario and efficiently managing the vCO installation process
  • Configuring vCO: services, passwords, networking, LDAP, databases, SSL, licensing, plug-ins, backup, and more
  • Interacting with vCO through actions, packages, plug-ins, web views, resources, and workflows
  • Automating manual tasks with vCO’s extensive workflow library
  • Creating sophisticated workflows with drag-and-drop components and JavaScript
  • Using plug-ins to control infrastructure within and around your vSphere environment
  • Bringing consistency to VM provisioning, overcoming “VM sprawl” and resource contention, and simplifying support
  • Optimizing VM lifecycle management, all the way through decommissioning
  • Automating all snapshot monitoring processes and components
  • Exporting logs, finding/deleting orphaned files, and performing other day-to-day tasks
  • Efficiently conducting mass VM migrations
  • Quickly adding vCenter hosts and clusters, configuring shared storage, and adding hosts to new clusters
  • Using vCO and third-party plug-ins to gain “private cloud” benefits and flexibility

 

Networking/Virtualization

 

vmware.com/go/vmwarepress

 

"Synopsis" by ,

Increasingly, organizations are seeking better ways to derive value from virtualized infrastructures without adding overhead. VMware's vSphere offers powerful tools for meeting those goals through automation and user self-service. This book is a comprehensive guide for working administrators who want to use the tools to get more done faster, freeing them up for other important tasks and strategic considerations.  In it, leading vSphere automation expert Cody Bunch delivers actionable guidance and downloadable scripts and workflows designed to automate key elements of virtual infrastructure using VMware's Orchestrator product. Coverage includes developing efficient automated workflows for day-to-day tasks; relieving IT from routine tasks via end-user self-service; and ways to quantify savings achieved from automation.  Automating vSphere with vCenter Orchestrator begins by taking readers through the basics of automation and vCenter Orchestrator. It then dives deep into vCenter Orchestrator installation, configuration, and workflow construction. To illuminate key concepts, Cody walks the reader through common use cases, such as VM provisioning. In each, he provides realistic estimates of time saved.

Packed with real-world case studies and code, Automating vSphere with vCenter Orchestrator gives busy administrators tangible solutions they can implement today!

 

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