tschoergez
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vCenter Orchestrator - VMware's sleeper cell?

Hey Guys!

What's your opinion/experience about the vCenter Orchestrator?

It seems to be VMware's sleeper cell:

- There is one in every vCenter-enviro nment

- everybody knows that that is something, but...

- only a view people really understand

- the ones who already use it, don't talk much about it

- it might be scaring if it wakes up

- it's almost allmighty if its active

There are signs for an increase of importance of vCO:

- the just published vCD-plugin

- it's in the VCAP-DCA blueprint

- there were some demos from 3rd-party-vendors (Cisco UCS, Netapp)

- rumors

On the other hand:

- no "marketing" activity

- no real getting-started guide / workshop / training / consulting offer

- just a small community

So, what do you think?

Regards,

Joerg

www.vcoportal.de - Orchestrate. Your Cloud.
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You've missed a few details:

  1. It was developed using funds deposited to a Swiss bank account.
  2. It was used to develop a product called "Life Cycle Manager". To put it another way it has complete control over life and death.

Very suspicious. Very suspicious indeed. Stay safe my friends.

AureusStone
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Watch out you may get your account deleted. :smileysilly:

Having said that Orchestrator is great.  It is a pain to learn, but very powerful.

tschoergez
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@Carter: How did I miss these important signs? :smileylaugh:

I am a big fan of the Orchestrator as well, it power is really impressive (also see the discussion about possible plugins on http://www.vcoteam.info/vco-features/vco-plug-ins-wish-list.html ).

So my post has of course no negative intention, I just want raise some discussion, do some marketing for the vCO and maybe provocate some Roadmap-statements by VMware....

Let's see what happens! Smiley Wink

cheers,

Joerg (www.vcoportal.de)

www.vcoportal.de - Orchestrate. Your Cloud.
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tschoergez
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...to re-animate this discussion:

I just recognized the actual date when VMware acquired Dunes in 2007. No further comments.

:smileydevil:

https://www.vmware.com/company/news/releases/dunes.html

Cheers,

Joerg

www.vcoportal.de - Orchestrate. Your Cloud.
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