Nutanix vRealize Automation Reference Architecture v3.0 Released

Happy to let you know that the latest VMware vRealize Automation on Nutanix Reference Architecture is available for download. Most recent version is now 3.0 and it includes the following software versions from Nutanix and VMware.

  • vRealize Automation 7.3
  • vSphere 6.5
  • Nutanix AOS 5.1

vRealize Automation is a framework, multiple infrastructure like components required, for building a self service portal including PaaS and IaaS with governance and change control.

The Nutanix vRealize Automation reference architecture follows VMware reference architecture in terms of vRA component layout and provisioning capacity.

You will find the following headings in the reference architecture and these will give you a good idea of what to expect from the  document:

  • Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform Overview
  • Application Overview (including vRA, vSphere, AHV)
  • Nutanix and vRealize Automation
  • Architecting vRealize Automation on Nutanix
  • vRealize Automation Solution Architecture
  • Deployment Profiles
  • Scalability
  • Deployment Profile Hardware Requirements

A major change compared to version 2.0 of the Nutanix vRealize Automation Reference Architecture is the Nutanix OpenStack component and the vRealize Automation Dynamic Types to manage Nutanix AHV based VMs. In version 2.0 we just covered the Nutanix OpenStack Virtual Machine but now you an additional option different options:

  • Nutanix OpenStack virtual machine (OVM)
  • Nutanix OpenStack drivers, which you can use for OpenStack deployments in a setup without the Nutanix OVM
AHV and OpenStack Component

ESXi and vCenter Server

So download your copy of the Nutanix vRealize Automation Reference Architecture and i’m convinced you’ll find the information useful when designing and building your own private, public or hybrid cloud using vRealize Automation and Nutanix.

For exiting customers or people with an Nutanix portal account, check out the online (which can be downloaded as PDF) version of Nutanix vRealize Automation Reference Architecture.