- Application Infrastructure & Middleware - API Integration & Management
- Automation & Control
- Healthcare & Hospitals
Their automation initiatives couldn’t scale
The entire networking team at this 129,000-person organization is just a small handful of professionals. And they were relying on some Powershell scripts to interface with BlueCat’s API.
While the pet project proved the value of automating DDI services, the team began to run into scale problems.
Graduating to a zero-touch server build initiative enabled by BlueCat Gateway
Used BlueCat’s Gateway network automation platform to build a number of scalable, fully supported automation. One of those is a cradle-to-grave process that covers everything from server build to decommissioning. It’s zero-touch for the distributed network of facilities to serve
Here’s how the automation works: Users make selections in a self-service format through ServiceNow, providing inputs about the new server’s location and purpose. Then, Gateway calls VMware’s vRealize Orchestrator (vRO) to create the prefix for the host. Next, based on the user’s selections, a backend algorithm creates the middle of the host. The suffix is a three- or four-digit number.
Once provided with the hostname, the user can boot up the server, obtain the next available MAC address and IP address from BlueCat, and then go back to ServiceNow and close the request.
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