VMworld 2017 – Call for papers is open!

VMware have a gift for you this Valentine’s day. VMworld 2017 call for papers is open today! This year, VMworld US and VMworld Europe are closer together. Only two weeks separate the two events. I’m interested to see how that changes the makeup of the sessions and announcements. Of course, to make the best assessment I’d have to be at both conferences. Time to talk to my manager and get some session ideas submitted! CFP is open now until March 14th 2017.

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vRealize Automation Extensibility Migration Guide

Possibly a little overdue, but valuable all the same, the vRealize Automation Extensibility Migration Guide was published earlier this week and is a must-read for anyone looking at upgrading or migrating their vRA 6.x installation to vRA 7.x. The document explains the differences between the extensibility features of the two versions above and how existing customised functionality can be adapted to best work with vRA7. The guide is very detailed but clearly can’t cater for every customer use case (that would be a very big document).

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Farewell FlowGrab

If you’ve been using vRO (formerly vCO) for any length of time, you might have encountered a third party source code repository service called “FlowGrab” in your travels. It was a great idea and had great potential but its owners weren’t able to maintain and develop it as they wanted to. Sadly, the service was shutdown at the end of October. Dear FlowGrab user and supporter We notified in spring 2016 that FlowGrab is looking for a new, good owner. Today we can state that after all the search and negotiations we have not found it. Therefore we have to execute the scenario that we hoped to avoid – to shut down and unplug FlowGrab.com. If you are an active user – please export your content from FlowGrab.com before 31st October as this is the last day for FlowGrab.com to […]

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VCAP6-CMA Deploy Exam Launched

Last week the VMware education and certification team released the VCAP6-CMA Deploy exam. This is a lab-based exam intended to test a candidate’s knowledge of how to deploy and administer vRealize Automation (also in conjunction with Orchestrator, Business Standard, Application Services and vCloud Air). It’s the next tier up from the VCP6-CMA exam. The blueprint and exam registration link can be found on the VCAP6-CMA exam page.

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