VMware Ready Management and Orchestration

Tools for management and orchestration of virtualized environments will enable you to track and optimize performance, implement flexible integration and automation solutions, reduce overhead in system-wide updates and minimize day-to-day administrative and routine maintenance activities.

Through an open and flexible plug-in architecture, VMware partners can offer essential solutions and services to their customers. Available programs include:

  • vRealize Orchestrator Plug-Ins
  • Application Director Blueprints

vRealize Orchestrator Plug-Ins

The vRealize Orchestrator Plug-In Program offers a comprehensive set of tools and resources to help partners develop and certify product plug-ins. VMware vRealize Orchestrator plug-ins extend the vRealize Orchestrator workflow engine with new object types and methods that automate repeatable tasks across VMware and partner technologies. This provides customers with rich integration and automation technologies that lower initial acquisition and ongoing operating costs of joint solutions.

Use of the VMware® Ready™ for Management and Orchestration logo in association with vRealize Orchestrator plug-ins assures customers that the plug-in has met VMware standards defined in the vRealize Orchestrator Plug-in Program Guide. A copy of the guide may be obtained by contacting tapalliance@vmware.com.

Requirements

To be eligible to use the VMware Ready logo in association with vRealize Orchestrator plug-ins, partners must meet the following criteria:

  • Establish and maintain membership in the VMware Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) program at the Elite or Global level. Visit the TAP main page for information on the program, how to enroll and how to upgrade your enrollment.
  • Provide cooperative support for the qualifying plug-ins through TSANet. Maintain TSANet membership and an entry in the VMware custom TSANet portal.
  • Comply with all sections of the Partner Product Support policy as outlined in the VMware Ready vRealize Orchestrator Program Guide.
  • Maintain vRealize Orchestrator plug-ins by fixing bugs and security issues.
  • Re-certify vRealize Orchestrator plug-ins to support new configurations.
  • Publish all product listings on the Cloud Management Marketplace on the VMware Solution Exchange (VSX).
  • vRealize Orchestrator plug-ins must meet the current requirements as documented in the vRealize Orchestrator Program Guide. A copy of the guide may be obtained by contacting tapalliance@vmware.com.
  • Ensure the vRealize Orchestrator plug-in passes the certification.

Packaging and Distribution

  • Partners are required to package their certified plug-in in the form of a DAR file, upload it to their site and provide a link to VMware.
  • VMware will post certified plug-ins in the VMware Compatibility list.
  • Partners are required to post their certified plug-ins on the VMware Solution Exchange (VSX) Cloud Management Marketplace.
  • All certified vRealize Orchestrator plug-ins will be eligible to receive the VMware Ready for Management and Orchestration logo on the VMware Solution Exchange.

Get Started

To get started in the VMware Ready Program, fill in the online Partner Onboarding Form. Select “vCenter Orchestration Plug-ins” in the Program Name field.

Visit the VMware Developer Center for additional program resources, including SDKs, APIs and other certification tools.

Application Director Blueprints

The VMware Ready for Application Director Blueprints Program offers a comprehensive set of tools and resources to help vendors develop and certify Application Director blueprints (as well as services, script tasks and VM templates) for various products. The Application Director bundled with vRealize Automation from the 6.0 version is an application provisioning, update lifecycle and release automation solution designed specifically to help application teams accelerate and automate the deployment of applications across the cloud.

Use of the VMware Ready for Management and Orchestration logo in association with Application Director Blueprint gives customers the confidence that the blueprint has met VMware standards defined in the Application Director Blueprints Program Guide. A copy of the guide may be obtained by contacting tapalliance@vmware.com.

Requirements

To be eligible to use the VMware Ready logo and have presence in the VMware Compatibility Guide in association with Application Director Blueprints, partners must meet the following criteria:

  • Establish and maintain membership in the VMware Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) program at the Access Level. Visit the TAP main page for information on the program or how to enroll.
  • Provide cooperative support for the qualifying blueprints through TSANet. Maintain TSANet membership and an entry in the VMware custom TSANet portal.
  • Comply with all sections of the Partner Product Support Policy as outlined in the VMware Ready for Application Director Blueprints Program Guide.
  • Publish product listings on the Cloud Management Marketplace on the VMware Solution Exchange (VSX).
  • Blueprints must meet the current requirements as documented in the Application Director Blueprints Program Guide. A copy of the guide may be obtained by contacting tapalliance@vmware.com.
  • Ensure the Application Director blueprint passes the certification as stated in the Application Director Blueprints Certification Guide.

Get Started

To get started and express interest in enrolling in the VMware Ready Program, complete the online Partner Onboarding Form. Select “Application Director” in the Program Name field.

Visit the VMware Developer Center for additional program resources, including SDKs, APIs and other certification tools.