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


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

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

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

Fig 1.0 – Knowledge Options extension assist 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 software messaging, and the flexibility to course of knowledge in movement.

Let’s check out among the highlights of this launch

The plug-in gives a complete set of options with a easy user-facing self-service UI for the lifecycle administration of those Knowledge Resolution companies. The answer could be managed immediately from the VCD administration console.

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

Fig 1.1 – Publishing RabbitMQ to pick out 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 reveals a pattern of the labelled templates revealed by suppliers.
Additionally 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 primarily based on their software/requirement (arising subsequent).

Fig 1.2 – Exhibits 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 revealed templates, the place they choose the template, select the cluster to be deployed and DONE!

The second choice is making a personalized service occasion. The answer gives full YAML customization and Administration Console configuration supported.

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

Fig 1.2a displaying dashboard overview

Customers may view particulars of answer situations throughout the setting. This may be seen from the ‘Options’ tab as proven within the fig 1.2b

Fig 1.2b reveals 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 as an example is chosen, ought to or not it’s beforehand put in.

Fig 1.3a – Lively choice to Grafana, on deciding on 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 value?

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

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

Extra Assets:

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

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