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 Install and Configure Puppet Plugin 2.0 for vRealize Automation

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.

How to use vSphere Integrated Containers with Admiral and Harbor

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 VMware Admiral Container Service with Harbor Registry

Ok, so you figured out how to get Admiral and Harbor up and running and now you want to use them both together so you don’t have to go out to Docker Hub anymore right? Well you came to the right place. In this guide I will show you how Continue reading

Getting started with VMware Admiral Container Service on Photon OS

In this guide I will walk you through a simple setup of Admiral using Photon OS as the container host. Admiralâ„¢ is a highly scalable and very lightweight Container Management platform for deploying and managing container based applications. It is designed to have a small footprint and boot extremely quickly. Continue reading

How to use the Docker Volume Driver with Photon Platform

VMware recently released a Beta version of a plugin for Docker volumes. I was curious to see if it also works on Photon Platform. Well it does! In this guide I will walk you through setting it up and then we will run my favorite app in a container to Continue reading

How to install and configure Chef Plugin for vRealize Orchestrator

In this guide I will walk you through installing and configuring the new Chef Plugin for vRealize Orchestrator. This allows vRO to automate common tasks in Chef as well as integrate with cloud automation solutions like vRealize Automation. The plug-in includes out of the box workflows for the most common Continue reading

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