VCF Data Services Manager 2.0.2 – Aria Automation Integration (Video)

Possibly the most eagerly anticipated feature associated with VCF Data Services Manager v2.0.2 is a new set of DSM capabilities for Aria Automation. A new Custom Resource allows DSM PostgreSQL and MySQL databases to be provisioned from Data Services Manager via Aria Automation. If your organisation already uses Aria Automation and you are looking for a DBaaS (Database as a Service) solution, then you should definitely take a closer look at this integration. Read more about the integration here.

Data Services Manager v2.0.2 available with new Aria Automation Integration

Data Services Manager (DSM) version 2.0.2 is now available. Possibly the most eagerly anticipated feature associated with this release is a new set of DSM capabilities for Aria Automation. A new Custom Resource allows DSM PostgreSQL and MySQL databases to be provisioned from Data Services Manager via Aria Automation. If your organisation already uses Aria Automation and you are looking for a DBaaS (Database as a Service) solution, then you should definitely take a closer look. The engineering team has done a great job in making the deployment process of the Custom Resource as seamless as possible, and the README.md…

Data Services Manager 2.0 – Part 11: Simple troubleshooting guidance

As with any product that requires some configuration steps, it is possible to input some incorrect information, and not notice that an issue has occurred until you try some deployments. In this post, I want to share some of the troubleshooting steps that I have used to figure out some misconfigurations I made with Data Services Manager 2.0. Note that this process relies on the admin having some Kubernetes skills. If this is an area you wish to develop, head on over https://kube.academy where there are a number of free lessons to get you started. You may also like to…

Data Services Manager 2.0 – Consumption Operator (Video)

This video highlights another interesting feature of Data Services Manager (DSM) 2.0, namely the Consumption Operator. This allows customers with existing Kubernetes deployments to request DSM to provision databases from these K8s clusters, without switching context to either the DSM Gateway API or DSM UI. The videos shows how to install the operator and enable bindings for both infrastructure policies and backup locations. These bindings mean that only those resources can be used by end-users or developers who wish to create databases using this method.

Getting Started with Data Services Manager 2.0 – Part 10: Consumption Operator

One of the common asks we get from customers on Data Services Manager (DSM) 2.0 is the following: “I already run Kubernetes. Is it possible to create databases from my existing Kubernetes clusters using DSM?”. The answer is Yes. We provide a piece of software called the DSM Consumption Operator. This installs on your local Kubernetes (K8s) cluster and allows admins or developers to request the creation of databases (PostgreSQL, MySQL). On receipt of this request, DSM provisions its own K8s cluster, and then provisions the database on top. Your admins or developers can then connect to the database and…

New Aria Operations True Visibility Management Pack Releases

I have been using Aria Operations and True Visibility Management Packs quite a bit recently. This is mostly to get visibility into databases that are being provisioned by VMware Data Services Manager (DSM). I just learnt that we released a bunch of new Management Packs (v9.1) only last week, including updated Management Packs for both PostgreSQL and MySQL. In this post, I will deploy a new PostgreSQL database via Data Services Manager (DSM) 2.0, add the necessary database configuration options and extensions, and then add the database to Aria Operations True Visibility for PostgreSQL databases for monitoring. You might ask…

Data Services Manager 2.0 – Gateway API (Video)

This video will show the power of the Gateway API in Data Services Manager (DSM) 2.0. The Gateway API is a Kubernetes API for the creation, modification, query and deletion of DSM objects. There are two personas related to the Gateway API, the infrastructure admin and the DSM admin/user. The video shows how to retrieve the Kubernetes configuration file (kubeconfig) for each of the personas. It also shows how to use the gateway API to create infrastructure components such as an IP Pool, a VM Class and an Infrastructure Policy. The gateway API is a great tool for those administrators…