How to install and configure Chef Plugin for vRealize Orchestrator

In this guide I will walk you through installing and configuring the new Chef Plugin for vRealize Orchestrator. This allows vRO to automate common tasks in Chef as well as integrate with cloud automation solutions like vRealize Automation. The plug-in includes out of the box workflows for the most common Continue reading

Dynamically updated request forms example with vRA, vRO and Chef

I often hear customers request a way to dynamically update a vRA request form when a change is made in a 3rd party system. For example, when the Chef admin adds or removes roles from the Chef server, they would like a way to automatically update a drop down list Continue reading

vRA/vCAC Chef Client Extension

This guide and supplied workflows will allow you to create a self service application portal using vRA/vCAC to provision VM’s and Opscode Chef to install and manage your applications. This guide and attached workflows were developed using hosted Chef but can easily be modified for open source chef. This guide Continue reading

Self Service application Portal with vCAC 6 and Chef

One of the things I love about vCAC is it’s ability to integrate with just about anything right out of the box. I am often asked if we can integrate with other automation solutions and how we complement them. Many customers are already using open source solutions like puppet and Continue reading

Self Service Application Deployment with vCAC, vCO and Chef!

Updated 9/3/2015 – This is the old way using the Design Center. See here for the new way using vRO extension. http://www.vmtocloud.com/vravcac-chef-client-extension/ One of the things I love about vCAC is it’s ability to integrate with just about anything right out of the box. Add vCO to the mix and Continue reading