How to use wget and Github with vRealize Automation Blueprints

I recently started using GitHub as part of another blog post demonstrating how to integrate Ansible with vRealize Automation. It occurred to me that I could also use Github as a place to store scripts with version control as well as any other code I needed to deploy to a Continue reading How to use wget and Github with vRealize Automation Blueprints

vRA7 Software Agent Gotcha for CentOS7 or RHEL7

I recently discovered an issue while using the Software Components feature of vRA7 on a CENTOS7 template. All was working fine before I performed a YUM update. You can see from the screenshot below that the VM provisions but the Software Component does not deploy. After the YUM Update on Continue reading vRA7 Software Agent Gotcha for CentOS7 or RHEL7

How to create a vRA 7 Automation Agent Linux Template – Part I

New in vRealize Automation 7 you now have the ability to drop software components onto your Blueprints in the new blueprint design tool. In this guide I will show you how to create a Linux template with the vRealize Automation Agent installed and configured. We will then make this template Continue reading How to create a vRA 7 Automation Agent Linux Template – Part I

Automate Log Insight logging of new Windows VM’s Provisioned from vRA

So you just implemented the vRealize Suite and you want to make sure any Windows VM you deploy get’s added to Log Insight right? Well look no further you came to the right place.Let’s get started but first make sure you have the following in place: vCAC 6.0, 6.1 or Continue reading Automate Log Insight logging of new Windows VM’s Provisioned from vRA

Automate Log Insight logging of new Linux VM’s Provisioned from vRA

So you just implemented the vRealize Suite and you want to make sure any Linux VM you deploy get’s added to Log Insight right? Well look no further you came to the right place. Pre-Reqs you need in place for this integration to work: vCAC 6.0, 6.1 or vRA 6.2 Continue reading Automate Log Insight logging of new Linux VM’s Provisioned from vRA

Puppet Enterprise with vCAC – Part 1 Automatically install the PE agent

This guide will show you how to integrate Puppet Enterprise with vCAC. This will allow you to have day 2 configuration management of servers provisioned by vCAC as well as be able to offer a self service application portal. In part 1 we will walk through how to configure vCAC Continue reading Puppet Enterprise with vCAC – Part 1 Automatically install the PE agent

Puppet Enterprise with vCAC – Part 2 Sign Node, Add Group, Puppet Run

In Part 1 we configured vCAC to deploy a Linux VM and install and configure the Puppet Agent to register with the Puppet Master. In this lesson we will take it a step further by contacting the Puppet Master and signing the Node request, adding the node to the group Continue reading Puppet Enterprise with vCAC – Part 2 Sign Node, Add Group, Puppet Run

vCAC 6 Linux Guest Agent Certificate Gotcha

In vCAC 6, the Linux guest agent needs to use SSL to communicate with the vCAC Iaas Windows Server. This requires that a valid PEM file is present in the /usr/share/gugent director after you have installed the Linux guest agent RPM and before you run instalgugent.sh The common problem you Continue reading vCAC 6 Linux Guest Agent Certificate Gotcha