I know this question could also be considered a vRealize Automation question. I posted in the vRO forums because vRO is the engine to get these done.
My question is this: Listed below are some use cases I have implemented. What are some other use cases for vRA/vRO?
I am especially interested in Infrastructure as a Service but feel free to post any use case!
What I do today:
VM Provisioning (Windows 2012 R2, Windows 2016, RHEL, Other Linux)
Run REST API against RHEL Satellite
VM Disk Add/Remove w/ vAPI commands against OS for Online and Extends
Add Memory to VM
Add CPU to VM
Add to specific vSphere Folder (for EMC Avamar Backups management)
vmnic Modifications, Add, Remove
Guest OS Modifications via (vAPI); Example: Restart a Service
VM Hardware Version Upgrades
MS Cluster - Shutdown/Startup
Change Guest-OS Type
Cisco UCSM API Calls (Add VLAN to Port Channel)
Cisco UCS Central API Calls (Roll out new template)
Cisco UCS Director API Calls (Mainly used to gather information)
Fabric Zone Creation - Brocade & Cisco MDS
PureStorage - Multiple: volume creation, protection groups, snapshots, etc
EMC Isilon - Create departmental shares
SSL Certificate Generation
VMware SRM Integration - configure VM for DR and remove when decomissioned
BIG IP F5 - Multiple tasks; example: Add to Load Balancing Group and Create Redirects
Active Directory (CRUD)
Thycotic for password/username
Solarwinds IPAM for IP Management
Almost all of the above is done directly through SNOW catalog requests.
Any other Automation\Orchestration ideas out there? Would be cool to start a discussion on ideas/possibilities.
We haven't integrated Chef, Puppet, Ansible or Salt run books yet but are working towards it.
What has been useful to you or your organization?