vRA/vCAC Clone blueprint Magic Secrets Revealed!

I have been specializing in vRA/vCAC for over three years now. Previously I used Dynamic Ops as a customer. Lately it dawned on me that while I use the solution everyday there are many that are just seeing the solution for the first time. I remember the first time I Continue reading

Docker as a Service in vRA/vCAC part 2 – InstallPullandRun

So you want to offer your developers an Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) that is beyond just traditional Physical, virtual or cloud servers right? Well look no further, vRealize Automation can quickly and easily be extended to accommodate containers as an IaaS offering . In this guide I will show 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

Monitor vCAC with vCenter Log Insight

Install and configure vCenter Log Insight per the instructions below: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5y9o9WCx0A Windows does not natively send syslogs so you will need an agent to send the syslogs Download the syslog agent from the following http://www.syslogserver.com/download.html Browse to the folder you downloaded and unpacked the Datagram Syslog files to Run the Continue reading

How to SSH to Public DNS name of AWS instances in vCAC

This example is assuming that vCAC is configured to provision Linux instances to an Amazon availability zone with a VPC configured with public and private subnets and that the Security group is configured to allow SSH traffic. For information on connecting to a private address refer to the following blog Continue reading

How to SSH to Private DNS name of AWS instances in vCAC

Note: Connecting to AWS instances via SSH may require modifications to your organizations firewall or you may need to use a proxy server. This lesson is assuming you have direct access to the internet and to Amazon Web Services via the Putty SSH console. This lesson uses Putty.exe and Puttygen.exe. Continue reading