Tag Archive: vCloud Automation Center

Jul 22

Version 2.2 of the OnCommand Workflow Automation package for VMware vCenter Orchestrator Released

NetApp has just released version 2.2 of the WFA package for VMware vCO.  The primary improvement of this package is that it now allows the use of WFA 2.2 natively. This was done by adding a job status of “PLANNING”, which is a new job status in WFA 2.2  The package also now supports VMware’s …

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Jun 17

Two New Co-Branded Technical Reports

I’m pleased to announce two new jointly branded NetApp and VMware technical reports:  TR-4308: Software-Defined Storage with NetApp and VMware and TR-4306: Building Automation and Orchestration for Software-Defined Storage with NetApp and VMware. TR-4308 describes the joint NetApp and VMware solution to implement a software-defined storage environment.  This environment is a critical component toward achieving …

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Mar 17

My NetApp Communities Podcast on Software-Defined Storage

I would like to send a “Thank You” to @DatacenterDude and @vPedroArrow for hosting me on their NetApp Communities Podcast Friday, March 14th, 2014. We had a great discussion on software-defined storage in the software-defined data center.  They have an excellent weekly podcast and if you aren’t listening to them I’d highly recommend you do. …

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Mar 10

Software-Defined Storage with NetApp and VMware – Part 1: Setup WFA

NetApp OCUM Manage Users Screen

Over the past months I’ve given multiple presentations on software-defined storage and how NetApp plays in this space.  I have also been part of a project to integrate NetApp storage into VMware’s Software-defined Data Center model.  NetApp, of course, would be the Software-defined Storage goodness of VMware’s SDDC.  NetApp WFA integrates with vCAC and vCO …

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Feb 26

Software-Defined Storage with NetApp and VMware – Overview: vCAC 6, vCO, and NetApp WFA

SDS with vCAC, vCO, and WFA

Lately, I’ve been heads down designing a NetApp software-defined storage solution in conjunction with VMware vCloud Automation Center (vCAC) 6.0.  For the overall solution, we are using NetApp OnCommand Workflow Automation (WFA) to handle the storage automation.  vCenter Orchestrator (vCO) then makes calls through REST to WFA to activate storage creation for cloud environments.  In …

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Aug 25

Announcing Two New Technical Reports Just in Time for VMworld 2013

Are you thinking about deploying vCloud Director or vCloud Automation Center (vCAC) on NetApp’s software defined storage (SDS) in your environment?  Are you looking for a backup and recovery strategy for cloud?  Curious about how to implement an automation and orchestration strategy with VMware and NetApp’s Software Defined Datacenter (SDDC)?  If so, I’d like to …

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