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
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
If you are trying to use the new Puppet Plugin 2.0 for vRealize Automation workflows and you get an error when deploying a blueprint it is most likely The agent packages needed to support your platform, for example: el-7-x86_64 are not present on your Puppet Master. The error in the Continue reading
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.
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
In Part 1 we went over the basic architecture of vRA to vRO extensibility, in this guide we will walk through a simple hello world example.
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
As you may have noticed in vRealize Automation 7 the event broker is the new method of triggering vRealize Orchestrator workflows. Also the custom properties are now stored in the vRA appliance database so the old workflows I created to update the roles drop down do not work with the Continue reading
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