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

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

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

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

How to Create a vCAC 6 Windows Guest Agent Template

For this guide you will need a Windows 2008 R2 VM with VMware tools already installed. Step 1: Open a console in vCenter and login to the Windows server with Administrator credentials. Step 2: In the Windows Server VM go the vCAC appliance home page for example https://vcac-l-01a.corp.local:5480/install and download Continue reading How to Create a vCAC 6 Windows Guest Agent Template