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 import blueprints as code.
- An installation of vRealize Automation 7 – Enterprise Edition
- A reservation with a static IP pool.
- A CentOS 7 or RHEL 7 blueprint with vRA Agent installed and tested. See my guide here.
- The Kuberenetes Blueprint code downloaded from here.
- vRealize Cloud Client 4 downloaded and installed from here.
- vRA Icon Pack downloaded from here
- A quite place where you will not be interrupted
Importing Blueprints in vRealize Automation 7
First, let’s upload the Kubernetes blueprint using cloud client.
Login to cloud client as a cloud admin. You will need the Infrastructure Architect and Software Architect Roles in vRA
vra login userpass --user cloudadmin --tenant vsphere.local --server https://vra-01a.corp.local --password VMware1!
Now import the blueprint you downloaded, make sure you specify the correct path and file name and press enter.
vra content import --path C:\temp\Kubernetes-composite-blueprint.zip --resolution OVERWRITE --precheck WARN --verbose
You will need to update the Master and Minion to point to your template, snapshot (if using Linked Clones) and your customization Spec. Note: this blueprint uses Software Components so it will need to point to a template with the vRA 7 Automation Agent installed.
Now go to the Administration tab, Catalog Management, Catalog Items and change the icon and entitle it to a service.
Note, you will find the Kubernetes Icon in the icon pack.