The annual VMworld exhibition in San Francisco has always been a great place to get deep technical knowledge on all things relating to virtual machines, and this year’s upcoming event is no exception.
One of the highlights of the trade show is the Hands-On Lab (HOL), which takes place in a spacious hall where attendees can access a cloud-based deployment of VMware technology to see how it integrates with partners’ technologies. Though this virtual VMware cloud will be available from anywhere in the world by the end of September, it will initially only be available at VMworld.
As we have for the last four years, Infoblox will be part of the VMworld HOL, and we’re the only DDI vendor participating this year. We’ll be showing how our Infoblox DDI 7.0.2 appliance integrates with VMware vRealize Automation (vRA) 6.2.1 using the Infoblox IPAM plug-in 3.0.1 for vRealize Orchestrator 6.0. Visitors can spin up a virtual machine in the cloud, see how we give it an IP address and a DNS host record, and see how we deprovision the VM as well. Visitors to the HOL will also see how we update the Cloud Network Automation (CNA) tab with useful info.
It will take about an hour to run through the entire demonstration, although you can complete it much faster once you have taken the lab a few times. A few things to note:
- The Infoblox HOL is a subset of the vRA lab (rather than a stand-alone Infoblox HOL). The vRA lab title is “HOL-SDC-1632″ and has several modules to showcase how vRA can integrate with multiple third-party vendors. The Infoblox HOL is located at Module 4 titled “Integrating vRealize Automation with Infoblox IPAM.”
- You can participate in the HOL by clicking here and registering for a free account. If you log in before the exhibition, you can only access last year’s Infoblox HOL.
- To learn more about all the HOL labs, click here, select “Hands-on Lab List” tab and then scroll through the listings.
And by all means visit Infoblox in booth #2517 at VMworld between August 30th and September 3rd. See you in San Francisco!