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 increase their multi-tenant cloud infrastructure platform to ship a portfolio of on-demand caching, messaging and database software program providers at huge scale. This brings in new alternative for our Cloud Suppliers to supply further cloud native developer providers 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 providers within the VMware Knowledge Options portfolio will likely be rolling out within the coming days.

Fig 1.0 – Knowledge Options extension help plan

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

Let’s check out among the highlights of this launch

The plug-in offers a complete set of options with a easy user-facing self-service UI for the lifecycle administration of those Knowledge Answer providers. 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 exhibits a pattern of the labelled templates printed 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. Nevertheless, tenant customers even have the choice to customise these templates primarily based on their software/requirement (arising subsequent).

Fig 1.2 – Reveals the tenant portal with templates

Tenant customers can use these templates and create a service occasion. They will 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 possibility is making a personalized service occasion. The answer affords full YAML customization and Administration Console configuration supported.

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

Fig 1.2a exhibiting dashboard overview

Customers may view particulars of answer 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 via the extension. The console readily provides 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 Knowledge Options comes with zero further price to our cloud suppliers. Please word that the extension doesn’t include a price element, nonetheless, cloud suppliers must report their service consumption of Knowledge Companies (RabbitMQ) which do carry a price element.

This launch makes a good proposition for cloud suppliers to supply Knowledge Answer providers and onboard new tenants (primarily developer personas). They will 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.

Further Sources:

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

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