vCenter Orchestrator Resources and Links

I wanted to only post some resources for VMware vCenter Orchestrator so here they are. I also hear through the grapevine a PowerShell plug-in is coming the best part is that vCloud is also getting the PowerCLI cmdlets as well! Cheers!

vCenter Orchestrator Links and Other Sources:

http://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/orchestrator_pubs.html
http://professionalvmware.com/vcenter-orchestrator/
http://www.vcoteam.info/
http://www.vcoportal.de/
http://downloads.vmware.com/d/details/vco_va_420/dHRAYnRoamViZHAlZA > VCO Appliance

Appliance Download and Automated Installation:
Appliance
Installation – Cody Bunch
Installation 2 – VCO Team
Automated Installation – Lamw

Documentation Download:
Orchestrator Compiled Docs
(Admin guides and more)

Other Stuff:
Monitoring SNMP for Ticket Alerting “Use-Case” Plug-In
http://blogs.vmware.com/orchestrator/2011/09/snmp-plug-in-integration-with-vcenter.html
CIM Hardware (Yes, full hardware reporting and automation now..)
http://labs.vmware.com/flings/cim-plugin
Web Based UI Plug-in for VCO:
http://www.vcoportal.de/2011/10/welcome-back-perspectives/
Plug In List (Official)
http://www.vmware.com/products/datacenter-virtualization/vcenter-orchestrator/plugins.html
contains:
vCenter Server
vCloud Director
vCenter Update Manager
CiscoUCS Manager (this is the management application)
MS AD (Microsoft Active Directory)
HTTP-REST (This is also what VCD uses)
SOAP
AMQP protocol/MQ
SNMP

Companies with vCenter orchestrator plug-ins:
RadWare: (Automating Load balancing and auto provisioning of more web servers when load gets high)
http://www.radware.com/Solutions/Enterprise/Virtualization/vDirect.aspx
http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=4rkV3ebQens&vq=medium
http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=6X-J6llsuho&vq=medium
Uptime: (More monitoring)
http://support.uptimesoftware.com/orchestrator.php

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About Cwjking

I am an IT professional working in the industry for over 10 years. Starting in Microsoft Administration and Solutions I was also a free lance consultant for small businesses. Since I first saw virtualization I have always been fascinated by the concept. I currently specialize in VMware technology. I consult daily on many different types of VMware Solutions. My current role is hands on administration, technical design, and consulting.

Posted on November 15, 2011, in Cloud, Management, vOperations, vSphere 4, vSphere 5 and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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