VMware vRealize Automation has become a popular cloud platform supporting self-service for private and hybrid cloud deployments. VMware vRealize Orchestrator simplifies the process of creating fully custom workflows.
VMware vRealize Automation is a cloud automation software platform providing a self-service portal with a unified service catalog, and providing multi-vendor virtual, physical, and public cloud support. With vRealize Automation, you can offer Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) or higher-level services as your requirements dictate.
VMware vRealize Orchestrator is one of the most widely used orchestration tools in the industry. It is designed for use with both VMware vRealize Automation and vCloud. It allows you to easily automate complex workflows and includes an extensive library of prebuilt tasks for common administrative actions. It provides an SDK that supports the creation of specific plugins.
The Tintri vRealize Orchestrator plugin facilitates the integration and use of Tintri storage in vRealize environments that automates many common Tintri tasks. Think of these tasks as building blocks that you can then assemble into your desired workflows. Combine this with vRealize Automation, and you can offer self-service for provisioning of services, or you can offer a combination of Day 2 operational services. The Tintri plugin is beneficial for both enterprises and service providers, enabling your customers to access services that previously would have required a ticket and days or weeks of waiting.
This chapter explains how you can use the vRealize Orchestrator plugin to accomplish important storage tasks, including snapshots for VM protection, replication for DR, VM sync to update datasets in development and test environments, and QoS to manage performance service levels across large numbers of VMs.