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 Windows DNS with vRA 7.x

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

Docker as a Service in vCAC Part 1

Once again I am here to prove that vCAC can integrate with anything. The new kid in town this week ; – ) is Docker Containers. In this example I am using CentOS Linux 6.5 with the vCAC guest agents installed to host Docker. This same example will work with Continue reading Docker as a Service in vCAC Part 1

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