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How to invoke System Center Orchestrator Runbooks from VConnect?

VConnect Operations Templates, Custom Operation and Orchestrator Runbooks

Cloud Assert VConnect integrates VMWare vCenter clusters and datacenters with Microsoft Windows Azure Pack.

VConnect provides many ways to extend functionality and customize. Combining those with external tools like Microsoft’s System Center Orchestrator brings lot of flexibility for the Administrators, System Integrators and Power Users. In the following sections, we will go through the steps to invoke an Orchestrator Runbook from VConnect Operations Templates.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015/Author: Ravi C Kolandaiswamy/Number of views (8630)/Comments (7)/ Article rating: 5.0

How to troubleshoot Windows Azure Pack (WAP) and System Center Usage Pipeline?

Cloud Assert Usage and Billing pulls and aggregates data from Windows Azure Pack and System Center Usage data pipeline frequently in order to provide up-to-date metered resource / consumption based usage to end users.

This underlying usage pipeline has many moving parts and more often users are left with no usage data shown for System Center Virtual Machines. This post provides steps and tricks to troubleshoot and fix various components in the Windows Azure Pack, System Center and Operations Manager.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015/Author: Anonym/Number of views (11085)/Comments (8)/ Article rating: 4.7
Announcing Usage and Billing

Announcing Usage and Billing

Usage and Billing Solution for Windows Azure Pack from CLOUD ASSERT

Usage and Billing solution for Windows Azure Pack is a platform for enterprises and service providers to address the need to provide a simple, straight forward Windows Azure Pack resource utilization across various services over time. Usage and Billing solution enables Windows Azure Pack administrators to configure pricing for more than 100+ resources, maintain multiple Pricing Profiles, integrate with billing systems and generate invoices automatically based on real usage from the end users.
Thursday, February 26, 2015/Author: Ravi C Kolandaiswamy/Number of views (7130)/Comments (17)/ Article rating: 5.0

VConnect Update 5 Released

VConnect RTM v1.5 is available now !

Latest VConnect 1.5 includes bug fixes and improvements for robust VM Deployment flow and visiblity for admins into provisioning steps for Virtual Machines.

Thursday, January 22, 2015/Author: Ravi C Kolandaiswamy/Number of views (3370)/Comments (4)/ Article rating: No rating
Categories: VConnect

Whats new in VConnect v1.0 Update 3 ?

Features and updates in VConnect update 3

VConnect v1.0 Update 3 adds following features and improvements


- VConnect IP Address Pool Management

- Virtual Machine Backups for both VMWare and System Center

- Polished User Experience for setting up VConnect

- Auto discover datacenters and clusters on vCenter

- Validate and warn administrators on potentially incorrect configurations

- Step by step guided Wizard for creating VConnect Templates


Tuesday, November 18, 2014/Author: Ravi C Kolandaiswamy/Number of views (4211)/Comments (5)/ Article rating: 5.0