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Aug 17 2016

Nutanix vRealize Automation Reference Architecture v2.0

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In April last year i wrote a blog post about the release of Nutanix vRealize Automation reference architecture which you can find here. A few weeks ago version 2.0 of the document was released and there are quite a few changes which you might have seen in the blog post Nutanix AHV, OpenStack & vRealize Automation. vRealize Automation is a framework, multiple infrastructure like components required, for building a self service portal including PaaS and IaaS with governance and change control the Nutanix vRealize Automation reference architecture follows VMware reference architecture in terms of vRA component layout and provisioning capacity.

You will find the following headings in the reference architecture and these will give you a good idea of what to expect from the  document:

  • Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform Overview
  • Application Overview (including vRA, vSphere, AHV, OpenStack)
  • Nutanix and vRealize Automation
  • Architecting vRealize Automation on Nutanix
  • vRealize Automation Solution Architecture
  • Deployment Profiles
  • Scalability
  • Deployment Profile Hardware Requirements
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One major change in Nutanix vRealize Automation reference architecture v2.0 compared to version 1.0 is Nutanix AHV, Nutanix hypervisor, and OpenStack which can be used as an building blocks for both vRA Management cluster and vRA resource cluster in addition to VMware ESXi and vCenter Server according to the below figures.

AHV and Openstack

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ESXi and vCenter Server

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So download your copy of the Nutanix vRealize Automation Reference Architecture and i’m convinced you’ll find the information useful when designing and building your own private, public or hybrid cloud using vRealize Automation and Nutanix.

For exiting customers or people with an Nutanix portal account you can view the document as a PDF via this link.

Happy vRA with and on Nutanix reading….

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