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

vRA7 to vRO Extensibility Magic Secrets Revealed Part 1

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

How to integrate Windows DNS with vRA 7.x Part II – Delete DNS Record

In Part I we learned how to create a DNS record on provisioning. In this guide I will show you how to setup vRealize Automation 7.x to automatically delete a static host A record and a reverse look up pointer in your Windows based DNS when a user destroys a Continue reading

How to integrate Windows DNS with vRA 7.x

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 vRealize Automation 7 with Chef

As you may have noticed in vRealize Automation 7 the event broker is the new method of triggering vRealize Orchestrator workflows. Also the custom properties are now stored in the vRA appliance database so the old workflows I created to update the roles drop down do not work with the Continue reading

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 integrate vROPS 6 badges in vRA 6.2

One of the new features of vRealize Automation is the ability to pull metrics from vRealize Operations. These metrics can be used to display the health bages ov VM’s in the vRA portal as well as povide information on what VM’s you may want to send a reclamation request for. Continue reading

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