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Building VMware Software-Defined Data Centers by Valentin Hamburger

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Chapter 5. VMware vRealize Automation

The CMP of the SDDC is one of the most important components in the entire installation. It is the first point of interaction for users, admins, and even applications if they order/request new services. Also, it needs to be easy to consume, quick, and scalable, as well as responsive and intuitive to use. In a VMware SDDC, this tool is called vRealize Automation (vRA) and it tries to combine all of these assets into a single portal. Also, behind the curtain, it needs to fulfill several other requirements such as multitenancy as well as business and technical approvals for service requests and their policy-based placement.

The another strong deliverable of a self-service portal or a CMP is the abstraction of complex ...

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