I have been working on a project for some time and ran into an issue where I was trying to run a shell script remotely on a Centos 7 VM and it just hangs. Turns out there is an issue with executing firewalld commands from PowerCLI using the invoke-VMscript commandlet. Continue reading PowerCli Invoke-VMScript Firewalld gotcha and workaroud
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
So you just implemented the vRealize Suite and you want to make sure any Linux VM you deploy get’s added to Log Insight right? Well look no further you came to the right place. Pre-Reqs you need in place for this integration to work: vCAC 6.0, 6.1 or vRA 6.2 Continue reading Automate Log Insight logging of new Linux VM’s Provisioned from vRA
So you want to make your developers happy but you are a vSphere admin and you already have enough on your plate? I am going to make it super easy for you to give your developers what they want (a command line to script their infrastructure request) and what you Continue reading How to call vCAC (vRA) from command line to request VM’s and run scripts in the guest
Once again I am here to prove that vCAC can integrate with anything. The new kid in town this week ; – ) is Docker Containers. In this example I am using CentOS Linux 6.5 with the vCAC guest agents installed to host Docker. This same example will work with Continue reading Docker as a Service in vCAC Part 1
So you have vCAC 6 installed, you created a Linux blueprint and entitled it in the catalog, you also added the action “Connect using SSH” so where is the button?? As you can see I have the button in my Lab. To get this you need to add a property Continue reading Where is Connect using SSH in vCAC 6?
In vCAC 6, the Linux guest agent needs to use SSL to communicate with the vCAC Iaas Windows Server. This requires that a valid PEM file is present in the /usr/share/gugent director after you have installed the Linux guest agent RPM and before you run instalgugent.sh The common problem you Continue reading vCAC 6 Linux Guest Agent Certificate Gotcha