Part 1 – vCloud Automation Center – Service Now Integration via vCO SOAP Plug-in – Version 1.1 – Mark Andreopoulos SET West

Introduction Please note that the methods used in this article are the “old” approach, and it is best to utilize the modern capabilities of vCO using my updated blog post in the link below:  http://www.vmtocloud.com/service-now-cmdb-integration-in-30-minutes/ In this article I will show you how easy it is to leverage vCenter Orchestrator’s out Continue reading Part 1 – vCloud Automation Center – Service Now Integration via vCO SOAP Plug-in – Version 1.1 – Mark Andreopoulos SET West

vCAC 6 Linux Guest Agent Certificate Gotcha

In vCAC 6, the Linux guest agent needs to use SSL to communicate with the vCAC Iaas Windows Server. This requires that a valid PEM file is present in the /usr/share/gugent director after you have installed the Linux guest agent RPM and before you run instalgugent.sh The common problem you Continue reading vCAC 6 Linux Guest Agent Certificate Gotcha

VCAC 6 Plugin for vCO – Adding a vCAC Host for IAAS

After installing vCAC 6, you can utilize the built-in vCO workflows via the embedded vCO instance. Since the embedded vCO instance is installed on the vCAC 6 appliance, all you need to do is run the “Add a vCAC host” workflow from your for vCO client. Please ensure you have Continue reading VCAC 6 Plugin for vCO – Adding a vCAC Host for IAAS

Pimp my vCAC 6 with the new icon pack

It’s a new year so time for a new you…err cloud that is. Why not bring the sexy back to your portal by accessorizing with some sleek new icons? Be the talk of the water cooler when your users rave about the new cloud portal. Be a hero of IT! Continue reading Pimp my vCAC 6 with the new icon pack

Where is Fast Provisioning in vCAC?

You may remember a very popular feature that was part of vCloud Director. It was called fast provisioning and when it was enabled it allowed your cloud consumers to provision vAPP VM’s within seconds as opposed to over 24 minutes using traditional cloning in vSphere. While technically not the same Continue reading Where is Fast Provisioning in vCAC?

APPD 6 with Windows Template gotcha

  The Problem: When deploying an Application director 6 blueprint to a Windows based VM, the deployment is stuck in deploy phase and in vCAC the status is stuck in customize OS. In the APPD logs you get the error that appd.properties is not found. This is a result of Continue reading APPD 6 with Windows Template gotcha

How to enable Advanced Service Designer in vCAC 6

So you got past the initial setup and install of vCAC 6. You have already provisioned several Windows or Linux blue prints and now you want to play with the advanced service designer. But wait? Where is the advanced services tab in vCAC? Humm, you have everything licensed correctly and Continue reading How to enable Advanced Service Designer in vCAC 6

How to start vCO configuration service on vCAC 6 Appliance

You may have noticed that the vCenter Orchestrator configuration page as part of the vCAC 6 appliance is not started by default. This is by design to save resources on the vCAC appliance VM. Here are the steps to start it if you need to use it to configure the Continue reading How to start vCO configuration service on vCAC 6 Appliance

How to configure “Approval at” in vCAC 6

Remember way back in vCAC 5.2 days ; – ) how you could configure an approval at threshold for CPU’s, Memory, Storage and Lease days? Now let’s look at vCAC 6 In vCAC 6 the Approvals have been completely redesigned and revamped. This is because vCAC is not just about Continue reading How to configure “Approval at” in vCAC 6