VMware Cloud Director extension for VMware Information Options 1.0 is now GA


We’re glad to announce the overall availability of VMware Cloud Director extension for VMware Information Options model 1.0 as of November 3, 2022.

VMware Cloud Director extension for VMware Information Options is a plug-in for VMware Cloud Director (VCD) that allows cloud suppliers broaden their multi-tenant cloud infrastructure platform to ship a portfolio of on-demand caching, messaging and database software program companies at huge scale. This brings in new alternative for our Cloud Suppliers to supply further cloud native developer companies along with the VCD powered Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS).

With model 1.0, we ship VMware RabbitMQ help, an environment friendly messaging and occasion streaming service supply. The help for the opposite companies within the VMware Information Options portfolio will likely be rolling out within the coming days.

Fig 1.0 – Information Options extension help plan

This launch brings in capabilities for Cloud Suppliers and tenant customers alike to provision messaging queue companies and occasion streaming companies to allow distributed utility messaging, and the power to course of information in movement.

Let’s check out a number of the highlights of this launch

The plug-in supplies a complete set of options with a easy user-facing self-service UI for the lifecycle administration of those Information Answer companies. The answer might be managed straight from the VCD administration console.

Cloud Suppliers can publish choose options, on this case VMware RabbitMQ, to pick tenant orgs and assign roles for tenant customers.

Fig 1.1 – Publishing RabbitMQ to pick tenant orgs

Cloud Suppliers can create, publish, and handle RabbitMQ templates – a set of predefined parameters to create a service occasion – for his or her tenants. Fig 1.2 exhibits a pattern of the labelled templates printed by suppliers.
In addition they have the choice to label the templates to push featured ones to their tenants for prepared consumption or publish default templates throughout board. Nonetheless, tenant customers even have the choice to customise these templates based mostly on their utility/requirement (developing subsequent).

Fig 1.2 – Reveals the tenant portal with templates

Tenant customers can use these templates and create a service occasion. They’ll do it in two methods.
One, by readily utilizing the supplier printed templates, the place they choose the template, select the cluster to be deployed and DONE!

The second choice is making a custom-made service occasion. The answer presents full YAML customization and Administration Console configuration supported.

The UI supplies a dashboard that provides a single pane view throughout a number of situations with particulars round options deployed (at the moment solely RabbitMQ), ‘Prime Organizations’ – ranked based mostly on service consumption, standing views of situations and so forth. as proven in Fig 1.2a

Fig 1.2a displaying dashboard overview

Customers can even view particulars of resolution situations throughout the surroundings. This may be seen from the ‘Options’ tab as proven within the fig 1.2b

Fig 1.2b exhibits overview and particulars of deployed RabbitMQ situations

The answer additionally permits customers to view and monitor the RabbitMQ situations deployed by the extension. The console readily offers the choice to open Grafana as quickly for example is chosen, ought to or not it’s beforehand put in.

Fig 1.3a – Lively choice to Grafana, on choosing an occasion that has Grafana put in on the cluster.

1.3b – viewing the chosen occasion on Grafana

This brings us to the following query,

How a lot does this price?

VMware Cloud Director extension for VMware Information Options comes with zero further price to our cloud suppliers. Please be aware that the extension doesn’t include a price element, nevertheless, cloud suppliers have to report their service consumption of Information Providers (RabbitMQ) which do carry a price element.

This launch makes a positive proposition for cloud suppliers to supply Information Answer companies and onboard new tenants (primarily developer personas). They’ll provide this as both a self-service for the information skilled tenants or as a managed service throughout multi-clouds, non-public clouds, and sovereign clouds.

Further Sources:

Launch Notes
Product Documentation
Product Obtain
VMware RabbitMQ
VMware Information Options
Developer Prepared Clouds

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