Category Archive: vRealize Automation

Aug 29 2017

vRealize Automation and Nutanix Enterprise Cloud

A very short blog post to let you know that I have created a blog post around VMware vRealize Automation (vRA) and the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud on the Nutanix Next community. It is called: vRealize Automation and Nutanix Enterprise Cloud The following is the blog post introduction The Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform is a hardware-agnostic …

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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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Jun 07 2016

Deploy AHV based VMs via vRealize Automation

This is a follow up post to the Nutanix AHV, OpenStack & vRealize Automation released a few weeks ago. My colleague Gabe Contreras put this one tighter and it will show you how to configure a vRealize Automation (vRA) Openstack Endpoint, create a vRA reservation, and create a vRA blueprint for provisioning to AHV. Follow the below steps …

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Apr 25 2016

Nutanix AHV, OpenStack & vRealize Automation

There has been a lot of discussions lately around vRealize Automation (vRA) and AHV, formerly known as Acropolis Hypervisor, integrations and if it possible to manage AHV based virtual machines (VMs) via vRA. As many of you already know Nutanix has released its own OpenStack solution that manages AHV objects. The OpenStack solution consists of a single …

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Mar 16 2016

vRealize Automation 7.0.1 released

Yesterday, 2016-03-15, VMware released a minor patch for vRealize Automation meaning the new version is now 7.0.1. However, even though this is a minor patch it includes quite a lot of fixes and also a few new features and enhancements to existing feature. Three major new enhancements are included: Provides a management agent to automate …

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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 16 2015

vSphere 6.0 Security Hardening Guide

Yesterday, 2015-06-15, VMware released the vSphere 6.0 security hardening guide. I know a lot of you have been waiting for this one so it’s nice that it’s now available. As usual, read through the doc (excel document) and find out the security hardening configuration required for your company and /or your customer. Download the vSphere 6.60 …

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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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Apr 17 2015

Problem reading mime attachment in vRealize Orchestrator

A few days ago i had to create a vRealize Orchestrator (vRO) formerly known as vCenter Orchestrator (vCO) workflow that reads a file. For that you can use the MimeAttachement type. What i didn’t know was that once you read the file its content will be cached internally in vRO and since i need to run the vRO …

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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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