Have you every wanted to be sure that every part of vRA, vRO and vCenter were working and functioning properly? Oh, and before a user tells you that provisioning failed? While there are many resources available to monitor vRA services and logs, how do you really know until you provision Continue reading How to install the vRA Everlasting Blueprint
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 How to integrate vRealize Automation with the Puppet Plugin 2.0
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
In this guide I will show you how to install and configure the new Puppet Plugin version 2.0 for vRealize Automation! Update: I have discovered that you will need to remove the 1.0 Puppet Plugin prior to following this guide. See why here.
In this guide I will show you how to use the vRA 7 REST API to perform day 2 actions on a VM. This is common for users or developers that want to programmatically control the VM’s provisioned from vRealize Automation.
One of the new features in vRealize Automation 7.2 is an out of the box functionality to create a computer account in a specified OU prior to provisioning the VM. This is a common use case when you are also using Group Policy and/or SCCM as part of your Windows Continue reading How to configure Active Directory OU placement Policies in vRA 7.2
In this guide I will show you how to use the vRA 7 REST API to delete a deployment. This is common for users or developers that want to programmatically delete a deployment of single or multi-machine blueprints. Pre-Reqs Already provisioned vRA 7 Blueprint with Destroy Deployment entitled See my Continue reading How to Delete a Deployment with the vRA 7 REST API
Let’s tie it all together now and test this integration. In Part 1 you learned about vRA 7 to vRO architecture and how we pass data. In Part 2 we created a workflow in vRO that will recieve custom properties from vRA into attributes in vRO to tell vRO workflows Continue reading vRA7 to vRO Extensibility Magic Secrets Revealed Part 3