Category Archive: vCloud Automation Center

Oct 23 2017

Nutanix vRealize Automation Reference Architecture v3.0 Released

Happy to let you know that the latest VMware vRealize Automation on Nutanix Reference Architecture is available for download. Most recent version is now 3.0 and it includes the following software versions from Nutanix and VMware. vRealize Automation 7.3 vSphere 6.5 Nutanix AOS 5.1 vRealize Automation is a framework, multiple infrastructure like components required, for …

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May 19 2017

vRealize Automation Version 7.3 Available

A few days ago, 2017-05-16, VMware released a new version of vRealize Automation (vRA) formerly known as vCloud Automation Center (vCAC) meaning the most recent version is now 7.3. There are enhancements in quite a few areas and some new pretty good feature I know people are looking for e.g.: Integration with Puppet High availability: …

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Aug 24 2016

vRealize Automation & vRealize Orchestrator 7.1 released

Yesterday, 2016-08-23, VMware released vRealize Automation (vRA) 7.1 formerly known as vCloud Automation Center (vCAC) and vRealize Orchestrator (vRO) 7.1 formerly known as venter Orchestrator (vCO).. There are quite a lot of improvements in this release and here are few of them: I know a lot of customer who have been waiting for a tool …

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Aug 17 2016

Nutanix vRealize Automation Reference Architecture v2.0

In April last year i wrote a blog post about the release of Nutanix vRealize Automation reference architecture which you can find here. A few weeks ago version 2.0 of the document was released and there are quite a few changes which you might have seen in the blog post Nutanix AHV, OpenStack & vRealize …

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Dec 18 2015

vRealize Automation 7 released

So finally it’s here, vRealize Automaiton (vRA) 7 formerly known as vCloud Automation Center (vCAC) was released yesterday 2015-12-17 and as many of you already knows it brings a lot of new features compared to vRA 6.x. I have blogged about new features for vRA 7 before so this is just a short summary: Per Tenant …

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Jun 11 2015

VMware vRealize Automation 6.2.2

A few days back, 2015-06-09, VMware released an updated version, 6.2.2 to vRealize Automation (vRA) formerly known as vCloud Automation Center (vCAC). Yes i totally understand this is a very small update but there are two things i like to point out that i know some of my customer has asked for. The first one is …

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May 28 2015

Secure vRealize Automation PostgreSQL database backups

So a few weeks back i wrote an article about how you can backup your Realize Automation (vRA) formerly known as vCloud Automation Center (vCAC) embedded PostgreSQL database. You can read the blog post here. I have received a few questions regarding the blog post and most of they has been around securing the PostgreSQL …

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May 05 2015

vRA PostgreSQL database backup

In a vRealize Automation (vRA) formerly known as vCloud Automation Center (vCAC) there are quite a few components to keep in sync so you can successfully restore the environment in case of a disaster. I mentioned backup and restore as a critical piece of a vRA implementation during the podcast i joined the other week. Click here …

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Apr 28 2015

Nutanix vRealize Automation reference architecture

Just realised that the blog post i put together after the Nutanix vRealize Automation (vRA) formerly known as vCloud Automation Center (vCAC) reference architecture was published earlier this year was still unpublished. Received quite a few questions about it since the podcast, that can be found here, i did a few weeks back was released. During the past years i …

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Mar 13 2015

vRealize Automation 6.2.1 released

A new version of the vRealize Automation (vRA) formerly known as vCloud Automation Center (vCAC) software was released yesterday, actually the same day as when vSphere 6.0 was released. Based on that and the fact that is just a minor release i can unedrstand it didn’t got that much attention. However, there are one really …

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Mar 10 2015

vRealize Automation monitoring

Since i started to work as a consultant back in 2007 monitoring has been part of pretty much all design, implementations and heath checks i have done. Every now and then i receive questions about how to implement monitoring for certain software and this week i received a question about monitoring the vRealize Automation (vRA)  formerly …

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Jan 27 2015

Problem connection vCenter Orchestrator to vRealize Automation

While standing up a vRealize Automation (formerly known as vCloud Automation Center) 6.2 environment a few days back i received an error when trying to connect an external vCenter Orchestrator 5.5.2 (vCO) soon to be renamed to vRealize Orchestrator (vRO) to the vRA Advanced Services.

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Jan 13 2015

vRealize Automation Data collection doesn’t work

vRealize Automation (vRA), formerly called vCloud Automation Center (vCAC) vSphere Data collection is the process where vRA reaches out to its infrastructure source endpoints and their compute resources to collect information. Below is the number of data collection types: Infrastructure Source Endpoint Data Collection Inventory Data Collection State Data Collection Performance Data Collection (vSphere compute resources …

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Dec 16 2014

Nutanix – vCloud Automation Center VM deployment

This video will show virtual machine (VM) provisioning via vCloud Automation Center (vCAC) or vRealize Automation Center (vRA) to the Nutanix platform. The following rules and configuration applies to the vides: Approval is required when more than 2 virtual machines are requested. Virtual machines will be deployed to vCenter Server Folder: CentOS Virtual machines will be …

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Dec 10 2014

vRealize Automation 6.2 and more products released

Yesterday, 2014-12-09, VMware released a version of vCloud Automation Center (vCAC) and as we have been told for a while now the product was rebranded to vRealize Automation (vRA). So the new version is called vRealize Automation 6.2.0. Some of the the enhancements includes: Enhanced Ednpoing support for: vSphere 6 (Q1 2015) XenDesktop 7 Enhancements to vCloud …

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Dec 09 2014

vCloud Automation Center VirtualMachine.Network Property Definition changes

A couple of moths back i wrote an article about how to select virtual machine (VM) network placement while deploying a VM via vCloud Automation Center (vCAC) soon to be renamed to vRealize Automation (vRA). You can find the blog post here. I have received a couple of questions over the past months and they …

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