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Using Request Context in vCD Service Library Workflows

Using Request Context in vCD Service Library Workflows

The Service Library was introduced in vCloud Director 9.1 and allows you to publish vRealize Orchestrator Workflows to your Tenants and/or Service Providers.
Using Request Context In vCD Service Library Workflows
There must be a thousand use cases for this scenario and many of them would require one thing: scope limitation. To keep it simple, let’s say you want to provide a Workflow which collects VM data, generates a fancy report and sends it via email to the requestor. The user should be able to select the vApp for which the report will be created.

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vCloud Director 10 – SAML Authentication with Keycloak as Identity Provider

vCloud Director 10 – SAML Authentication with Keycloak as Identity Provider

This article describes how to configure vCloud Director 10 to consume authentication information from a SAML identity provider using Keycloak.
If you will provide your customers access to more than one system, it might be helpful to have a single point of authentication. The advantages to have a central system for all authentication requests are reduced configuration overhead, troubleshooting complexity and the possibility to implement Single Sign-On.

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BOSH-Package-Manager

BOSH-Package-Manager

Why do we want a Package Manager for Bosh?
Everybody who has worked with a Unix based operating system or a modern build tool has come in touch with a package manager. According to Ian Murdock, founder of the Debian project, package management is the single biggest advancement Linux has brought to the industry. It eases up the ability to build and develop software modular.
BOSH already uses packages as containers for the software a release engineer wants to deploy. However, currently, these packages are being shared with copy and paste between releases. This means that if a new Java version needs to be installed in all releases a BOSH instance has, it needs to be manually updated by the operator every single one of them. This is a very repetitive task that can get even worse, if the package depends on others, as they need to be copied as well. These kinds of issues can be addressed by implementing a package management system for BOSH packages and bring release engineering a little closer to commands like ‘apt-get update’ all Linux users learned to love.

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evoila expands partnership with VMware!

evoila expands partnership with VMware!

evoila GmbH, a leading German IT consulting firm, today announced that it has successfully achieved VMware Master Services expertise in data center virtualization. This expertise shows that evoila GmbH is helping companies accelerate their digital transformations by leveraging its validated services based on advanced VMware technologies.

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evoila GmbH now also with Managed Security Service Portfolio

evoila GmbH now also with Managed Security Service Portfolio

As a managed service provider for cloud platforms, evoila GmbH has always focused on the possibilities of automation, which offers customers a competitive advantage through speed, scalability and focus on their core business. evoila is now consistently continuing this approach in the development of its Managed Security Services with a clear Cloud First approach. So evoila puts its security portfolio in line with the clear trend of using multi- and hybrid cloud scenarios in the IT infrastructure environment.

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Andreas Mayer new Head of PMO & Transformation at evoila!

Andreas Mayer new Head of PMO & Transformation at evoila!

Andreas Mayer, 51, started working for evoila on 01/10/2019 and is responsible for project management and transformation. This includes in particular internal project and process management as well as the management of extensive customer projects and the support of the evoila group in future development and expansion at new locations.

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NSX-T Edge Appliance Deployment Regulations

NSX-T Edge Appliance Deployment Regulations

This article describes the regulations, if deploying NSX-T Edges as appliance and show the supported deployment scenarios.
Following a short overview about the three deployment scenarios.
NSX-T Edge appliance on NSX-T prepared host with just N-VDS
NSX-T Edge appliance on NSX-T prepared host with VDS and N-VDS
NSX-T Edge appliance on different vSphere cluster not prepared for NSX-T

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