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
  • vRealize Operations Management Packs
  • vSphere Web Client Plug-in

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 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 products 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 on 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.

Getting Started

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

Visit the VMware {code} for additional program resources, including SDKs, APIs and other certification tools.

 

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 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.

vRealize Operations Management Packs 

vRealize Operations management packs enables an ecosystem of both partners and customers, whereby partners can post extensions to the core product for deep integration with their technologies. Customers can download these management packs within vRealize Operations to reduce the number of operation tools within their data center; however, an even more compelling reason is for forming relationships across multiple technologies to pinpointing heath, risk and capacity issues. Customers benefit by having faster root cause problem determination, which greatly improves the operations efficiencies across the entire data center.

Requirements

To be eligible to use the VMware Ready logo in association with vRealize Operations management packs, 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 management packs 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 vRealize Operations management packs Program Guide
  • Maintain vRealize Operations management packs by fixing bugs and security issues.
  • Re-certify vRealize Operations management packs to support new configurations.
  • Publish product listings on the Cloud Management Marketplace on the VMware Solution Exchange (VSX).
  • vRealize Operations management packs must meet the current requirements as documented in the vRealize operations Program Guide. A copy of the guide may be obtained by contacting tapalliance@vmware.com.
  • Ensure the vRealize Operations management packs passes the certification.

Getting Started

To get started and express interest in enrolling in the VMware Ready Program, complete the online Partner Onboarding Form. Select “vRealize Operations Solutions Program” in the Program Name field.
Visit the VMware {code} for additional program resources, including SDKs, APIs and other certification tools.

vSphere Web Client Plug-in 

Certify your web client plug-ins to ensure that the plug-in follows best practices and operates reliably, thus offering consistent and better end user experience. Users who complete certification then have their plug-in listed on the VMware Compatibility Guide and provide customers a single place to discover tested and trusted plug-ins.

Requirements

To be eligible to use the VMware Ready Logo for Management and Orchestration, partners must meet the following criteria:

  • Establish and maintain membership in the VMware Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) Program at the Elite level.
  • Sign the appropriate Program agreements as referenced below (“Agreement”) as determined by VMware.
  • The Platform Extensibility Program Agreement and SDDC Foundation and Integration Program Addendum entered into by VMware and Partner will govern Partner’s participation in the Program.
  • Meet and follow Partner Software support requirements.
  • Provide VMware with details about timeframes for submitting certification logs for certification tests.
  • Provide VMware details about development and support timeframes with respect to new Partner Software.
  • Follow Program instructions for all pre-requisites to be met for the VMware Compatibility Guide (VCG) listing.
  • Publish the product description on the VMware Solution Exchange (VSX). To get started on the VSX as a partner, visit the VSX Partner Corner page for more information.

Getting Started

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

Visit the VMware {code} for additional program resources, including SDKs, APIs and other certification tools.