Puppet vRO Plugin 1.0 to 2.0 upgrade gotcha

I have been working with the new Puppet Plugin in my lab and I found the new workflows failing as they were referencing modules in the old 1.0 plugin. The workflows throw an error like Cannot find function escapeShellArgument in object Module:com.puppet.o11n.plugin.puppet

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

vRA Ansible Integration 3 ways

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

vRA/vCAC Chef Client Extension

This guide and supplied workflows will allow you to create a self service application portal using vRA/vCAC to provision VM’s and Opscode Chef to install and manage your applications. This guide and attached workflows were developed using hosted Chef but can easily be modified for open source chef. This guide Continue reading vRA/vCAC Chef Client Extension

vRO Puppet Plugin Revealed

VMware recently released the first plugin designed to automated Puppet Labs. The Plugin is avalaible as a downloadbale add on to vRealize Orchestrator. (Formerly vCenter Orchestrator). Let’s have a look at the capabilities of this new plugin provides. Download Here! First off the Puppet plug-in has the following minimum requirements: Continue reading vRO Puppet Plugin Revealed

How to tag EC2 instances provisioned from vCAC (vRA)

A common request we get from customers is the ability to add tags to instances that are provisioned to Ec2 from vCAC. Customers tag the instances for various reasons for example reporting, billing, building app relationships. This guide will walk you through the installation and configuration to extend vCAC now Continue reading How to tag EC2 instances provisioned from vCAC (vRA)

How to reindex the Embeded vCO Database in vCAC Appliance

The vCAC 6 appliance has an embeded vCenter Orchestrator or vCO instance and database. Behind the scenes it is running a vPostgres database to store information about workflows, plug-in configuration and client sessions and logging. Over time the database tables can become fragmented and impact performance and of vCO. Always Continue reading How to reindex the Embeded vCO Database in vCAC Appliance

How to use vCAC 6 embedded vCO with Design Center

So now it is week 2 and you feel like you are getting familiar with the new vCloud Automation Center 6. Now you want to explore some advanced functionality of the product and build your own custom deployment workflows using design center. As you may remember in vCAC 5.2 VMware Continue reading How to use vCAC 6 embedded vCO with Design Center

How to enable Advanced Service Designer in vCAC 6

So you got past the initial setup and install of vCAC 6. You have already provisioned several Windows or Linux blue prints and now you want to play with the advanced service designer. But wait? Where is the advanced services tab in vCAC? Humm, you have everything licensed correctly and Continue reading How to enable Advanced Service Designer in vCAC 6

Self Service Application Deployment with vCAC, vCO and Chef!

Updated 9/3/2015 – This is the old way using the Design Center. See here for the new way using vRO extension. http://www.vmtocloud.com/vravcac-chef-client-extension/ One of the things I love about vCAC is it’s ability to integrate with just about anything right out of the box. Add vCO to the mix and Continue reading Self Service Application Deployment with vCAC, vCO and Chef!