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 use the Docker Volume Driver with Photon Platform

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 install and configure Chef Plugin for vRealize Orchestrator

The vRA 7 Developer Friendly Blueprint!

Do you want to make your developers happy and win their trust and business? Or, are you a developer that works at a VMware shop and you just want command line REST API access to your infrastructure? Well, then you have come to the right place. In this guide I Continue reading The vRA 7 Developer Friendly Blueprint!

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

How to install Photon on a Physical Bare Metal Server ;; -)

Ok, not exactly but pretty close! So you downloaded the Photon ISO and you have been playing around with it in virtual and or cloud environments but now you want to install Photon on a Physical server? Well you could possibly use the source code to build your own distro Continue reading How to install Photon on a Physical Bare Metal Server ;; -)

Docker as a Service in vRA/vCAC part 2 – InstallPullandRun

So you want to offer your developers an Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) that is beyond just traditional Physical, virtual or cloud servers right? Well look no further, vRealize Automation can quickly and easily be extended to accommodate containers as an IaaS offering . In this guide I will show Continue reading Docker as a Service in vRA/vCAC part 2 – InstallPullandRun

Create your own private docker registry on vSphere

It seems that Docker is all the rage right now. One of the limitations I noticed when playing with Docker in my lab is that pulling images from the Docker Hub can be a bit slow and storing images on Dockr hub may not be desirable if your building applications Continue reading Create your own private docker registry on vSphere

Automate Log Insight logging of new Linux VM’s Provisioned from vRA

So you just implemented the vRealize Suite and you want to make sure any Linux VM you deploy get’s added to Log Insight right? Well look no further you came to the right place. Pre-Reqs you need in place for this integration to work: vCAC 6.0, 6.1 or vRA 6.2 Continue reading Automate Log Insight logging of new Linux VM’s Provisioned from vRA

How to call vCAC (vRA) from command line to request VM’s and run scripts in the guest

So you want to make your developers happy but you are a vSphere admin and you already have enough on your plate? I am going to make it super easy for you to give your developers what they want (a command line to script their infrastructure request) and what you Continue reading How to call vCAC (vRA) from command line to request VM’s and run scripts in the guest

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