We have all heard the ugly word inflation. Everything is getting more expensive and that includes IT infrastructure and services. As a 20 year veteran of IT I have been through a couple economic downturns. While I do not have Continue reading 10 ways you can reduce costs in IT
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 Continue reading How to tag EC2 instances provisioned from vCAC (vRA)
I am often asked by customers how vCloud Automation Center integrates with Service Now. From an integration and workflow perspective, vCAC extends to ServiceNow just like any other ITIL or CMDB type systems. For example, a customer could have BMC Continue reading How vCAC integrates with Service Now
One of the things I love about vCAC is it’s ability to integrate with just about anything right out of the box. I am often asked if we can integrate with other automation solutions and how we complement them. Many Continue reading Self Service application Portal with vCAC 6 and Chef
The Problem: When deploying an Application director 6 blueprint to a Windows based VM, the deployment is stuck in deploy phase and in vCAC the status is stuck in customize OS. In the APPD logs you get the error Continue reading APPD 6 with Windows Template gotcha
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 Continue reading How to use vCAC 6 embedded vCO with Design Center
You may have noticed that the vCenter Orchestrator configuration page as part of the vCAC 6 appliance is not started by default. This is by design to save resources on the vCAC appliance VM. Here are the steps to start Continue reading How to start vCO configuration service on vCAC 6 Appliance
Updated 9/3/2015 – This is the old way using the Design Center. See here for the new way using vRO extension. https://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 Continue reading Self Service Application Deployment with vCAC, vCO and Chef!