In this three part guide I will show you how to extend vRealize Automation 7 to use vRealize Orcestrator workflows as part of the provisioning process. This could be used for something as simple as running a script in the guest to more advanced use cases like talking to an Continue reading vRA7 to vRO Extensibility Magic Secrets Revealed Part 1
Do you want to provide a drop down list for the properties of your Software Components in the request form but can’t figure out how? Well you are in the right place, I will show you a trick I learned to provide this functionality in vRA 7.
In this guide I will show you to use a Software Components Blueprint to integrate Ansible Playbooks. In this example I am using what I describe as Ansible Enterprise. Meaning, there is no Ansible binary installed on the provisoned VM’s and there is no internet access required from the provisoned Continue reading vRA with Ansible Server and vRO integration
Updated 12/7/15, vRO workflows updated to address a reported timing issue. In my last post I showed you how to create a Photon Blueprint in vRA that uses a static IP pool and customizes the Photon guest OS. In this guide let’s take it a step further and allow the Continue reading Container as a service with vRA/vCAC and Project Photon
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
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
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
What’s New? Provision and Update Life Cycle Support on vSphere Deploy Linux and Windows-based applications on vSphere by leveraging vCloud Automation Center as the Cloud Abstraction Layer Scale existing deployed applications on the vSphere infrastructure Update the code and configuration of existing deployed applications on the vSphere infrastructure Windows Update Continue reading VMware vFabric Application Director 5.2 is GA