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 integrate vRealize Automation with the Puppet Plugin 2.0
In this guide I will show you how to install and configure the new Puppet Plugin version 2.0 for vRealize Automation! Update: I have discovered that you will need to remove the 1.0 Puppet Plugin prior to following this guide. See why here.
In this guide I will show you how to use the vRA 7 REST API to perform day 2 actions on a VM. This is common for users or developers that want to programmatically control the VM’s provisioned from vRealize Automation.
One of the new features in vRealize Automation 7.2 is an out of the box functionality to create a computer account in a specified OU prior to provisioning the VM. This is a common use case when you are also using Group Policy and/or SCCM as part of your Windows Continue reading How to configure Active Directory OU placement Policies in vRA 7.2
Let’s tie it all together now and test this integration. In Part 1 you learned about vRA 7 to vRO architecture and how we pass data. In Part 2 we created a workflow in vRO that will recieve custom properties from vRA into attributes in vRO to tell vRO workflows Continue reading vRA7 to vRO Extensibility Magic Secrets Revealed Part 3
In Part 1 we went over the basic architecture of vRA to vRO extensibility, in this guide we will walk through a simple hello world example.
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
In this guide I will show you how to configure Photon OS to start a container when the OS boots up. This way your container is running even if the OS gets powered off or rebooted. Or if you are running on vSphere and an HA event occurs.
By now you have been playing with Admiral Container Service and/or Harbor Registry and maybe even vSphere Integrated Containers and you want to use them all together now! Well you have landed at the right place because in this guide I will show you how to quickly get everything working Continue reading How to use vSphere Integrated Containers with Admiral and Harbor
This guide will show you how to setup vRealize Automation 7.x to automatically create a static host A record and a reverse look up pointer in your Windows based DNS. This is most often needed to be able to automate deployments of Linux machines as Linux does not play well Continue reading How to integrate Windows DNS with vRA 7.x