How to install the vRA Everlasting Blueprint

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 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

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 Puppet Plugin 2.0 for vRealize Automation

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.

How to Delete a Deployment with the vRA 7 REST API

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

vRA7 to vRO Extensibility Magic Secrets Revealed Part 3

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