Updated for vRealize Automation 7 Event Broker A common request we get from customers is the ability to add tags to instances that are provisioned to Ec2 from vRA. Customers tag the instances for various reasons, for example reporting, billing, building app relationships etc. This guide will walk you through Continue reading How to Tag AWS instances provisioned from vRA 7
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 use wget and Github with vRealize Automation Blueprints
In this blog series I will walk you through 3 ways to integrate Ansible with vRealize Automation 7. Just to set expectations this guide is not about Ansible. This is really more focused on how you can use Ansible with vRealize Automation together to provide both provisioning with policy and Continue reading vRA Ansible Integration 3 ways
The vRealize Automation 7 appliance provides the UI and portal functionality for vRA (among other things). Behind the scenes it is running a vPostgres database to store information about approvals, catalog items and some logging. Over time the database tables can become fragmented and impact performance of the portal. Always Continue reading How to reindex the vRA7 Appliance Database
It’s 2015 folks and let’s face it, everyone has a mobile device with e-mail. No one wants to have to login to a web portal to approve your request. That’s why I am here to show you how to configure vRA so you can approve requests from your e-mail.
You may have noticed after you updated to vRA 6.2.2 that you can now enable the remote console connections. You may also have noticed that for your admin account the link is there in items view but for regular users it is not. This guide will show you how to Continue reading vRA/vCAC 6.2.2 Remote Console link Gotcha
I have been specializing in vRA/vCAC for over three years now. Previously I used Dynamic Ops as a customer. Lately it dawned on me that while I use the solution everyday there are many that are just seeing the solution for the first time. I remember the first time I Continue reading vRA/vCAC Clone blueprint Magic Secrets Revealed!
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True story, recently my car was broken into and my Mac Book was stolen. Not a total loss as I keep most of my files synced to VMware Horizon data. However I did invest a lot of time setting up my Mac just the way I like it. So it Continue reading Apple Time Capsule as a Service with vRA/vCAC and VMware Photon
Updated 12/7/15, vRO workflows updated to address a reported timing issue. In my last post I showed you how to create a Photon Blueprint in vRA that uses a static IP pool and customizes the Photon guest OS. In this guide let’s take it a step further and allow the Continue reading Container as a service with vRA/vCAC and Project Photon