Implementing Cost Management for your Cloud platform

If you are already running vRA, you can install vRealize Business to create cost information for your datacenter. You can do what-if analysis and compare costs between hosting it internally or at a public cloud provider like Azure or AWS.

You have to deploy the vRealize business Appliance and connect it to vRA using the VAMI interface.

Once you assign the Business Management Administrator Role you should see a new tab for vRealize Business.

You can then configure the Endpoints that vRealize Business will get data from. vCenter and public cloud endpoints.

After updating the reference database, you are ready to work on your customized costing.

Then you can update the pricing policies and you should see cost information on Machine request.

Note: Ensure that the DNS is set for the vRealize Business Server or the tab for vRealize Business will disappear.

Creating Multiple VIP’s using NSX on-Demand Load balancer in vRealize Automation

You have been using vRealize Automation with NSX, you are already familiar with creating a Load Balanced VIP for your Web tier.

What if you had multiple services that you wanted to Load Balance? How can you create this without having to share the same Load Balanced IP?

Here is a an example. Once you create this application, upon provisioning it only creates a single NSX edge (as a load balancer), but creates multiple IP pools using separate IP’s.

 

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