The Docker Swarm Blueprint for vRA7 is here!

It’s the moment you have been waiting for. The easy button to deliver Docker Swarm Clusters on vSphere is here. With all the policy, standards and governance you have come to expect from vRealize Automation. NOTE: This is using the evaluation installation of Docker Swarm and is considered insecure as Continue reading The Docker Swarm Blueprint for vRA7 is here!

Apple Time Capsule as a Service with vRA/vCAC and VMware Photon

True story, recently my car was broken into and my Mac Book was stolen. Not a total loss as I keep most of my files synced to VMware Horizon data. However I did invest a lot of time setting up my Mac just the way I like it. So it Continue reading Apple Time Capsule as a Service with vRA/vCAC and VMware Photon

Container as a service with vRA/vCAC and Project Photon

Updated 12/7/15, vRO workflows updated to address a reported timing issue. In my last post I showed you how to create a Photon Blueprint in vRA that uses a static IP pool and customizes the Photon guest OS. In this guide let’s take it a step further and allow the Continue reading Container as a service with vRA/vCAC and Project Photon

Docker as a Service in vRA/vCAC part 2 – InstallPullandRun

So you want to offer your developers an Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) that is beyond just traditional Physical, virtual or cloud servers right? Well look no further, vRealize Automation can quickly and easily be extended to accommodate containers as an IaaS offering . In this guide I will show Continue reading Docker as a Service in vRA/vCAC part 2 – InstallPullandRun

Docker as a Service in vCAC Part 1

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

REPO 404 Error when clicking Infrastructure tab in vCAC 6.0.1

Opening the Infrastructure tab fails when the administrator is a member of several hundred groups When using Active Directory and SSO, an IaaS administrator who is a member of many groups might be unable to display the Infrastructure tab. Attempting to do so may yield one of the following errors: Continue reading REPO 404 Error when clicking Infrastructure tab in vCAC 6.0.1

Self Service application Portal with vCAC 6 and Chef

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 customers are already using open source solutions like puppet and Continue reading Self Service application Portal with vCAC 6 and Chef