Getting started with vRealize Automation 7.2 video guide

This guide will show you how to quickly stand up a minimal installation of vRealize Automation 7.2 running in your environment. I will also show you how to create and publish your first blueprints so you can begin to evaluate and demonstrate the solution at your organization. vRA Minimal Deployment Continue reading

How to integrate vRealize Automation with the Puppet Plugin 2.0

The Puppet Plugin 2.0 for vRealize Automation is here so let’s put it to good use by integrating it with vRealize Automation Blueprints! Pre-Reqs:   Puppet Plugin Installed and Configured. See my guide here A Puppet master server running Puppet Enterprise 2016.4 or newer, or open source Puppet 4.6.2 or Continue reading

How to Tag AWS instances provisioned from vRA 7

Updated for vRealize Automation 7 Event Broker A common request we get from customers is the ability to add tags to instances that are provisioned to Ec2 from vRA. Customers tag the instances for various reasons, for example reporting, billing, building app relationships etc. This guide will walk you through Continue reading

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 import vRA7 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 import blueprints as code.

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

Introducing VMware Sample Exchange

Have you ever wanted to do something custom with VMware software but just did not know where to start? Or did you hear from other customers about interesting integrations or customizations of VMware but not sure how they did that? We’ll the times are a changing. Recently VMware announced Sample Continue reading

Dynamically updated request forms example with vRA, vRO and Chef

I often hear customers request a way to dynamically update a vRA request form when a change is made in a 3rd party system. For example, when the Chef admin adds or removes roles from the Chef server, they would like a way to automatically update a drop down list Continue reading