vRealize Automation 7 Application Authoring DeepDive

New in vRealize Automation 7 is the ability to create software installation components as part of the new converged blueprint design canvas. If you have been following VMware for some time this is actually a lot of the same code that once was Application Director and then Application services. In Continue reading vRealize Automation 7 Application Authoring DeepDive

How to get the IP address of a VM in vRealize Automation 7 REST API

In my last post I showed you how to script a REST API request in vRealize Automation 7. Now let’s close the loop and get the details of that request. In this guide I will show you how to retrieve the IP address of a provisioned item. You can then Continue reading How to get the IP address of a VM in vRealize Automation 7 REST API

How to script a vRealize Automation 7 REST API request

As you may or may not know, vRealize Automation features a RESTful API to programmatically interface with the Cloud Management Portal. In this guide I will show you how to create a shell script to request a catalog item. You can then use this as a building block for more Continue reading How to script a vRealize Automation 7 REST API request

vRA7 Software Agent Gotcha for CentOS7 or RHEL7

I recently discovered an issue while using the Software Components feature of vRA7 on a CENTOS7 template. All was working fine before I performed a YUM update. You can see from the screenshot below that the VM provisions but the Software Component does not deploy. After the YUM Update on Continue reading vRA7 Software Agent Gotcha for CentOS7 or RHEL7

Where is the installable vRO client on vRA 7 appliance?

So you have downlaoded and installed the vRealize Automation 7 Appliance and now you want to start to work on some vRealize Orchestrator workflows. While you could just use the Java Client, there is also an installabled version available for Windows.

The vRA 7 Developer Friendly Blueprint!

Do you want to make your developers happy and win their trust and business? Or, are you a developer that works at a VMware shop and you just want command line REST API access to your infrastructure? Well, then you have come to the right place. In this guide I Continue reading The vRA 7 Developer Friendly Blueprint!

How to create a vRA 7 Automation Agent Linux Template – Part I

New in vRealize Automation 7 you now have the ability to drop software components onto your Blueprints in the new blueprint design tool. In this guide I will show you how to create a Linux template with the vRealize Automation Agent installed and configured. We will then make this template Continue reading How to create a vRA 7 Automation Agent Linux Template – Part I