This is a retake on an older post of mine but now includes integration information for vRA 7. No more WinRM, no more Downloading and Installing stuff on DEMs. We just execute Powershell via SSH.
This post is seriously cool - it applies to technologies like Puppet, Chef and Ansible too.
In fact, I have some sample Ansible code that shows the use case here too. Read More
A simple, easy-to-implement, WinRM-Free solution for executing Powershell over SSH! Read More
No more multi-hop nightmares and CredSSP woes!
Information on how to change the default SSL self-signed cert in a highly available configuration of vRO 6.x Appliances (Not tested on 7.x), using CA issued SAN certs or similar. Read More
Part 2, explaining custom integration with Microsoft DNS. Read More
A detailed article detailing integration with Microsoft DNS easily; conceptually maintaining a highly available design. Read More
In this post, I'll show you how to assign predefined "cookie cutter" style sizing to a single blueprint, reducing the need for static sprawl. This involves custom properties, property dictionary and a little vRO work.
Hope it helps someone out there. Read More
This article shows you how to reduce or negate blueprint sprawl attributed to having multiple customization specs per environment, or per domain.
It involves some vRO integration, scripting, custom properties and a simple concept. Read More
So you have a new account on vCloud Air, and now you need to create a VM. Great. But you want to use your own ISO, OVA or OVF, and no such media exists in the public catalogs. So what now? Read More
A short blurb on the lifecycle states and WF Stubs in vRealize Automation that may help to explain what they are and how we use them in vRO. Read More
The most commonly used vCAC Custom Properties like Hostname, OS, Folder etc. Read More
Looking for the value to use for VMware.VirtualCenter.OperatingSystem? This article provides a table for the most commonly used operating systems. Read More
A follow on from Part 1 - using Advanced Services, Advanced Services Designer and vCenter Orchestrator to deliver Anything as a Service.
In this part, we'll be focusing on creating and managing Active Directory (Directory Services) Accounts. Read More
In this article, I focus on using vCenter Orchestrator, the Advanced Services Designer and a single line of script against SQL Server that exposes a service which allows developers to delete Application Logs from a table.
vCAC recorded demonstration video, showing the portal, numerous services, requesting process, approvals, day-two operation menu etc. Read More
Part 2: Conclusion, and we dig a little deeper into the Workflow, and we configure vCAC via vCO to run our workflow whenever a VM is provisioned. Read More
Part 1: Context and a theoretical SOAP Service to integrate with which creates an Asset Record whenever a VM is provisioned. Read More
Want to run vCO Workflows when a VM is being provisioned from within vCAC? Read on! Read More