How to integrate Windows DNS with vRA 7.x Part II – Delete DNS Record

In Part I we learned how to create a DNS record on provisioning. In this guide I will show you how to setup vRealize Automation 7.x to automatically delete a static host A record and a reverse look up pointer in your Windows based DNS when a user destroys a Continue reading How to integrate Windows DNS with vRA 7.x Part II – Delete DNS Record

How to integrate Windows DNS with vRA 7.x

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 How to integrate Windows DNS with vRA 7.x

Photon Controller 1.0 First Look

The 1.0 release of Photon Controller is now available on GitHub. Along with some bug fixes In this major release we see a sexy new UI. Photon Platform development is moving fast and this milestone just goes to show the commitment VMware has to deliver this new Conatiner technology to Continue reading Photon Controller 1.0 First Look

What’s new in vRealize Automation 7.1

Today, VMware released the latest version of vRealize Automation 7.1. Here are some of the highlights I found to be really great improvements, also some of the new features in beta. Download vRealize Automation 7.1 here Documentation for vRealize Automation 7.1 here GA features: Improved Views – You can now Continue reading What’s new in vRealize Automation 7.1

How to integrate vRealize Automation 7 with Chef

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 How to integrate vRealize Automation 7 with Chef

How to use wget and Github with vRealize Automation Blueprints

I recently started using GitHub as part of another blog post demonstrating how to integrate Ansible with vRealize Automation. It occurred to me that I could also use Github as a place to store scripts with version control as well as any other code I needed to deploy to a Continue reading How to use wget and Github with vRealize Automation Blueprints

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

The vRA Guest Agent Ansible Integration

In this guide I will show you to use a Guest Agent Blueprint to integrate Ansible Playbooks. In this example I am using what I describe as Ansible Standalone. Meaning, there is no Ansible Server that is pusing the playbook to this server. I simply install ansible, pull the playbook Continue reading The vRA Guest Agent Ansible Integration