Sunday, December 11, 2016

Why App Volumes

  • Dynamically deliver application in Real-Time.
  • Centrally Manage Application Lifecycle.
  • Reduce Infrastructure and Management Costs.
  • Persistence across Non-persistence Environments.

App Volumes Components:- 
  • App Volumes Manager
  • App Volumes Agent
  • Provisioning VM
  • AppStack
  • Writebale Volume

Sunday, November 20, 2016

VXLAN Overview

As its name indicates, VXLAN is designed to provide the same Ethernet Layer 2 network services as VLAN does today, but with greater extensibility and flexibility. Compared to VLAN, VXLAN offers the following benefits:

   Flexible placement of multitenant segments throughout the data center: It provides a solution to extend Layer 2 segments over the underlying shared network infrastructure so that tenant workload can be placed across physical pods in the data center.
   Higher scalability to address more Layer 2 segments: VLANs use a 12-bit VLAN ID to address Layer 2 segments, which results in limiting scalability of only 4094 VLANs. VXLAN uses a 24-bit segment ID known as the VXLAN network identifier (VNID), which enables up to 16 million VXLAN segments to coexist in the same administrative domain.
   Better utilization of available network paths in the underlying infrastructure: VLAN uses the Spanning Tree Protocol for loop prevention, which ends up not using half of the network links in a network by blocking redundant paths. In contrast, VXLAN packets are transferred through the underlying network based on its Layer 3 header and can take complete advantage of Layer 3 routing, equal-cost multipath (ECMP) routing, and link aggregation protocols to use all available paths.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Saturday, June 4, 2016

VMware Identity Manager (vIDM)

VMware Identity Manager can act as an identity platform or it can federate identity from other identity platforms such as ADFS, Okta or another SAML platforms. This is how it works:
  1. A user browses to the vRealize Automation home page
  2. The unauthenticated user is redirected to VMware Identity Manager which has been configured as identity management platform
  3. If the browser does not already have a session established with VMware Identity Manager the user is redirected the customer's identity platform
  4. The customer enters in their credentials into the 3rd Party identity platform
  5. A SAML assertion is generated by the identity platform and passed to vIDM
  6. VMware Identity Manager generates an OAuth2 token and passes it to vRealize Automation
  7. vRealize Automation validates the OAuth2 token and grants access
This provides organizations with a wide range of options for integrating vRealize Automation into their existing identity management system.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

What is Azure AD ?

Microsoft Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) is a cloud-based identity and access management solution. Its primary purpose is to provide authentication and authorization when accessing cloud-based resources. However, you can also leverage its functionality to protect on-premises applications. In both cases, you can further streamline and enhance secure access to sensitive services and data by taking advantage of Azure AD’s single sign-on (SSO), federation, and Microsoft Azure Multi-Factor Authentication capabilities.