Author: @vra4u @vdgMichael

vRA 7.5/7.6 – Change / Set Deployment Name during Provisioning with EBS & vRO

The Problem Since vRA 7.5 we have the option to change the Name & Description of our Deployment via the UI as shown below: But what if we would like to Change a Deployment's Name programatically? What if we would like to set it during provisioning to match our VM's Name for example? Can we … Continue reading vRA 7.5/7.6 – Change / Set Deployment Name during Provisioning with EBS & vRO

VMworld 2019 – Recap Day 3: Bear Grylls, HCI Keynote, Meet The Experts, VMworld Fest

Wednesday 06/11/2019 As usual I started the day with the General Session on VMworld featuring some product demos supporting VMware’s Vision & Strategy. Bear Grylls also joined the stage as guest speaker outlining his take on life, providing some change from the technology content. Next up I joined the Keynote Session on HCI ‘The Foundation … Continue reading VMworld 2019 – Recap Day 3: Bear Grylls, HCI Keynote, Meet The Experts, VMworld Fest

VMworld 2019 – Recap Day 2: VMware’s Vision, Pulse IoT Center, Pat Gelsinger @vExpertParty

Tuesday 05/11/2019 The 2nd day of VMworld started of with the general session which outlined VMware’s vision, strategy and some tangible customer cases. The first tech session for me was about Pulse IoT Center. A promising way to manage your IoT devices like sensors, cameras etc. focusing on your Edge Environment. After lunch, we did … Continue reading VMworld 2019 – Recap Day 2: VMware’s Vision, Pulse IoT Center, Pat Gelsinger @vExpertParty

VMworld 2019 – Recap Day 1: ITQ on Stage, VCDX workshop, VCF & HCX!

Monday 04/11/2019 It’s my first VMworld ever and the first day has been an educational journey! Together with some ITQ colleagues we started of the day with the VCDX workshop. They shared with us clear tips and thorough information on how to embark upon the VCDX road. The VCDX community is always willingly to help … Continue reading VMworld 2019 – Recap Day 1: ITQ on Stage, VCDX workshop, VCF & HCX!

Home Lab on a budget: 32 cores – 96 GB RAM – 2 TB SSD = 661 euro

After a couple of busy months and a long holiday, I want to share with you a little project that I was working on: A very own Home Lab! I want to be able to play around with new VMware products, test out different use cases and scenarios in my own separate environment and mess … Continue reading Home Lab on a budget: 32 cores – 96 GB RAM – 2 TB SSD = 661 euro

vRA – Certificate chain is not valid

Today I needed to import a new vRA certificate because the Root Chain was missing from it and some browsers showed the SSL Security Warning message when accessing the vRA environment. What was supposed to be a simple task turned out to be a more challenging one as we were greeted with the following message: … Continue reading vRA – Certificate chain is not valid

vRA – Quick Tip – How to access embedded PostgreSQL DB

Helloooo! Today I would like to share a quick tip with you on how to access the embedded vRA PostgreSQL database on your vRA appliances: SSH to your vRA appliance as root Once logged in, switch to the postgres user with the following command: su postgres Change to the vRA database (VCAC): psql vcac Show … Continue reading vRA – Quick Tip – How to access embedded PostgreSQL DB