How to tag EC2 instances provisioned from vCAC (vRA)

A common request we get from customers is the ability to add tags to instances that are provisioned to Ec2 from vCAC. Customers tag the instances for various reasons for example reporting, billing, building app relationships. This guide will walk you through the installation and configuration to extend vCAC now Continue reading How to tag EC2 instances provisioned from vCAC (vRA)

How vCAC integrates with Service Now

I am often asked by customers how vCloud Automation Center integrates with Service Now. From an integration and workflow perspective, vCAC extends to ServiceNow just like any other ITIL or CMDB type systems. For example, a customer could have BMC Remedy, HP CMDB or even a home grow system and Continue reading How vCAC integrates with Service Now

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 Portal with vCAC 6 and Chef

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 use vCAC 6 embedded vCO with Design Center

So now it is week 2 and you feel like you are getting familiar with the new vCloud Automation Center 6. Now you want to explore some advanced functionality of the product and build your own custom deployment workflows using design center. As you may remember in vCAC 5.2 VMware Continue reading How to use vCAC 6 embedded vCO with Design Center

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

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 Self Service Application Deployment with vCAC, vCO and Chef!