vRO Puppet Plugin Revealed

VMware recently released the first plugin designed to automated Puppet Labs. The Plugin is avalaible as a downloadbale add on to vRealize Orchestrator. (Formerly vCenter Orchestrator). Let’s have a look at the capabilities of this new plugin provides. Download Here! First off the Puppet plug-in has the following minimum requirements: Continue reading vRO Puppet Plugin Revealed

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 to call vCAC (vRA) from command line to request VM’s and run scripts in the guest

So you want to make your developers happy but you are a vSphere admin and you already have enough on your plate? I am going to make it super easy for you to give your developers what they want (a command line to script their infrastructure request) and what you Continue reading How to call vCAC (vRA) from command line to request VM’s and run scripts in the guest

Service Now CMDB Integration in 30 Minutes

In this article, I’ll show you how you can quickly perform an integration between VCAC and Service Now for the purposes of creating and updating CIs in the CMDB for VM machine instances. I’m using the VCO/VCAC plugin for this integration, instead of the previously used VCAC Designer (no longer Continue reading Service Now CMDB Integration in 30 Minutes

How to reindex the AppService aka APPD Appliance Database

The application services (formerly APPD) appliance has it’s own local database. Behind the scenes it is running a vPostgres database to store information about application blueprints and services.Over time the database tables can become fragmented and impact performance. Always snapshot or backup your appliance before attempting this procedure. NOTE: This Continue reading How to reindex the AppService aka APPD Appliance Database

How to reindex the ITBM 1.x Standard Appliance Database

The ITBM standard appliance has it’s own local database. Behind the scenes it is running a vPostgres database to store information about cost and consumptions of your private and public cloud. Over time the database tables can become fragmented and impact performance. Always snapshot or backup your appliance before attempting Continue reading How to reindex the ITBM 1.x Standard Appliance Database

How to reindex the Embeded vCO Database in vCAC Appliance

The vCAC 6 appliance has an embeded vCenter Orchestrator or vCO instance and database. Behind the scenes it is running a vPostgres database to store information about workflows, plug-in configuration and client sessions and logging. Over time the database tables can become fragmented and impact performance and of vCO. Always Continue reading How to reindex the Embeded vCO Database in vCAC Appliance

How to reindex the vCAC Appliance Database

The vCAC 6 appliance provides the UI and portal functionality for vCAC. Behind the scenes it is running a vPostgres database to store information about approvals, catalog items and some logging. Over time the database tables can become fragmented and impact performance of the portal. Note: this may not help Continue reading How to reindex the vCAC Appliance Database

Updated vCAC 6 icon pack

As vCAC get’s implemented across customer data centers they begin to unleash the power of what this platform can do. To help you with your transformation I have updated the vCAC 6 icon pack with new icons so you can continue your evolutionary journey from VMtoCloud! New Portal Icons: New Continue reading Updated vCAC 6 icon pack