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!
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
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
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.
Want to run vCO Workflows when a VM is being provisioned from within vCAC? Read on! Read More