Looking for the value to use for VMware.VirtualCenter.OperatingSystem? This article provides a table for the most commonly used operating systems.Read More
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!
No more multi-hop nightmares and CredSSP woes!
A good deal of my content on this blog is related to the previous iteration of vRA (6.x).
I'm not sure if I want to create a section for 6.x, a section for 7.x or maybe leverage tags to identify which article applies to which version, if there's a difference.
Anyway, I'll certainly be posting some new content in the coming weeks around vRA 7.x.
There's a massive demand for this. I met customers, partners and users alike at #VMworld who had a good deal of use cases that I though would provide some good content.
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
I decided to clean up my site and remove some of the clutter since I refer to my blog a lot for reference. I figured I'd make it easier on the eyes.
Also very cool is the Search Feature. If you know you saw something you liked on my site, hit the search feature on the right of the page. It's super powerful and the preview mode is really really awesome.
I hope to post a little more information on vRA and vRO soon, as soon as I get a moment to do so.
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
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.
A quick and simple post that had me scratching my head for a little while.
Can't see the "Advanced Services" tab in vCAC?
Two things need to happen:
1. Make CERTAIN that you are licensed for "Advanced" or "Enterprise" edition.
Standard Edition (Bundled in vCloud Suite Standard) will not allow for Advanced Services.
2. Make sure your user has the correct privileges:
Here's how you enable it:
Navigate to "Administration", then "Groups":
If you haven't already done so, create a new Group. I would call this Group "Service Architects".
Then, for this group, ensure the checkbox option "Service Architect" is checked:
Save the group, log out, log in again, and you're D.O.N.E.
Hope it helps.
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