Microsoft AD / DNS Integration over SSH

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.

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Dynamic "T-Shirt" Sizing in vRA: Reducing Blueprint Sprawl by using Dynamic Properties and vRO

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.

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Applying a vCenter Customization Spec Dynamically in vRA / vRO

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.

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