SovLabs VM Tagging

VREALIZE AUTOMATION EXTENSIBILITY MODULE

Overview

The SovLabs VM Tagging Module for vRealize Automation enables customers to achieve greater levels of efficiency and control through metadata management. VM tags are metadata stored with the VM which can provide valuable operational insight into business-relevant data such as the machine’s function, organization alignment, regional and service level characteristics as well as security and application related information.

VM tags can be accessed by help desk and operations teams vi GUI or programmatically by IT staff for planning and reporting purposes. Additionally, there are many tag-aware applications where VM tags can drive policy, such as data protection and security products.

Powered by the SovLabs Module Framework, the VM Tagging Module provides a simple, comprehensive and flexible method for driving a rich set of metadata using VM tags and categories with vRealize Automation.
Compatibility
vCenter6.0.x, 6.5.x
VMware vRealize Automation 7.x
VMware vRealize Orchestrator 7.x
EMC Enterprise Hybrid Cloud (EHC)4.x

Completely policy driven

without any custom workflow requirements

Quick Start Process

1
Define one or more VM tag properties on blueprints
2
Provision!

Features

  • Define one or more vRA custom properties that influence the creation of VM tags
    • Each property value can contain one or more tag definitions
  • Tag definition capabilities
    • JSON-formatted or comma-separated list
    • Ability to specify tag name, description, cardinality, category, category description
    • Customize tag data using the SovLabs Template Engine
  • Utilizes SovLabs vCenter endpoints, supporting vCenter 5.5.x, 6.0.x, 6.5.x
  • Delivers dozens to thousands of VM tagging scenarios with minimal overhead via dynamic template configurations and vRA property injection, avoiding Blueprint sprawl