vRA Ansible Integration 3 ways

In this blog series I will walk you through 3 ways to integrate Ansible with vRealize Automation 7. Just to set expectations this guide is not about Ansible. This is really more focused on how you can use Ansible with vRealize Automation together to provide both provisioning with policy and Continue reading vRA Ansible Integration 3 ways

vRA 7 Software Components Computed Values Explained

In vRealize Automation 7 when you are designing software components you may have noticed that there is an option to make the Properties a Computed value. In this guide I wll give you a quick overview of how and why you would want to use this feature. This is an Continue reading vRA 7 Software Components Computed Values Explained

How to export vRA 7 Blueprints as code

vRealize Automation has a ton of great new features that make it easier than ever to build and manage your hybrid cloud. In this guide I will walk you trough using the latest Cloud Client Command Line utility to export your blueprints as code. I will also show you how Continue reading How to export vRA 7 Blueprints as code

vRA 7 Software Components for Linux Gotcha

So today I have been in the lab working on some new blueprints. I will share those later..sigh…now that they are working. My typical workflow when developing a new blueprint is to go through the installation on a fresh VM provisioned by vRA with the Application Services agent installed. Once Continue reading vRA 7 Software Components for Linux Gotcha

The Docker Swarm Blueprint for vRA7 is here!

It’s the moment you have been waiting for. The easy button to deliver Docker Swarm Clusters on vSphere is here. With all the policy, standards and governance you have come to expect from vRealize Automation. NOTE: This is using the evaluation installation of Docker Swarm and is considered insecure as Continue reading The Docker Swarm Blueprint for vRA7 is here!

vRealize Automation 7 Application Authoring DeepDive

New in vRealize Automation 7 is the ability to create software installation components as part of the new converged blueprint design canvas. If you have been following VMware for some time this is actually a lot of the same code that once was Application Director and then Application services. In Continue reading vRealize Automation 7 Application Authoring DeepDive

How to get the IP address of a VM in vRealize Automation 7 REST API

In my last post I showed you how to script a REST API request in vRealize Automation 7. Now let’s close the loop and get the details of that request. In this guide I will show you how to retrieve the IP address of a provisioned item. You can then Continue reading How to get the IP address of a VM in vRealize Automation 7 REST API