Author: @vra4u @vdgMichael

vRA 8.1 – Quick Tip – API Authentication

Hello! In this short blog post we will cover how to authenticate with the vRA 8.1 API. For vRA 8.1 the steps to get your Bearer Token are twofold: First you need to retrieve your Refresh Token With that Refresh Token you can get your Bearer Token This is apparently due to a 'missing internal … Continue reading vRA 8.1 – Quick Tip – API Authentication

How to Upgrade vRA 8.0 to vRA 8.1 – Overview

How to Upgrade vRA 8.0 to vRA 8.1 – Overview

Helloooo! vRealize Automation 8.1 has been released on 14/04/2020. This release gives us some new features! Make sure to check out the release notes here. We will be using vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager (vRSLCM) to upgrade our environment. In my Lab environment I run the following: vRealize Automation 8.0.1.7355 (15294185) VIDM 3.3.1  vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager … Continue reading How to Upgrade vRA 8.0 to vRA 8.1 – Overview

How to upgrade VIDM to 3.3.2 using vRSLCM

How to upgrade VIDM to 3.3.2 using vRSLCM

Helloooo! If you are following the series: we have just upgraded our vRSLCM Appliance to 8.1 and are now ready to upgrade our VIDM to 3.3.2. Upgrading VIDM to version 3.3.2 using vRSLCM only took 16 min.! Make sure vRSLCM Appliance is already on version 8.1! Prerequisites I encountered the issues below during my upgrade … Continue reading How to upgrade VIDM to 3.3.2 using vRSLCM

How to Upgrade vRealize Automation 8.1 using vRSLCM

How to Upgrade vRealize Automation 8.1 using vRSLCM

Helloooo! If you are following the series: we have just upgraded our vRSLCM Appliance to 8.1 and upgraded VIDM to 3.3.2 using vRSLCM 8.1. Now we can continue the next step and upgrade vRA 8 to vRA 8.1 using vRSLCM! I'm running vRealize Automation Version 8.0.1.7355 (15294185) with the Hotfix for Expiration of Root Accounts … Continue reading How to Upgrade vRealize Automation 8.1 using vRSLCM

Upgrade to vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager 8.1

Upgrade to vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager 8.1

Hellooo!! Upgrading vRSLCM is very simple & intuitive. Let's get started! Log on to your vRSLCM Appliance and go to 'Settings' - 'System Upgrade': Once in System Upgrade, click the 'Check for Upgrade' button. You will be informed that an Upgrade is available as shown below : Make sure to create a snapshot first of … Continue reading Upgrade to vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager 8.1

vRSLCM – VIDM Upgrade / Inventory Sync fails with error ‘LCMCOMMON80063’

vRSLCM – VIDM Upgrade / Inventory Sync fails with error ‘LCMCOMMON80063’

Hi! Lately I was upgrading my VIDM 3.3.1 environment to VIDM 3.3.2 using vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager (vRSLCM) 8.1 and encountered the following error message during the Inventory Sync (before upgrade): I checked the credentials and they were valid. vRSLCM had the correct password for the root account. But I noticed I could not SSH … Continue reading vRSLCM – VIDM Upgrade / Inventory Sync fails with error ‘LCMCOMMON80063’

vRA 8 – Deploy Kubernetes Clusters & Access Them

vRA 8 – Deploy Kubernetes Clusters & Access Them

Hellooo! In my previous posts we've covered the following steps: vRA Enterprise PKS Integrations & vRA Kubernetes Zone Configuration Create K8s Blueprint & make it available in the Catalog Now it's time for Deploying K8s clusters using vRA 8 and accessing them later on. Deploy Kubernetes Cluster Log on to vRA 8 and go to Service … Continue reading vRA 8 – Deploy Kubernetes Clusters & Access Them

vRA 8 – Create a Kubernetes Blueprint with Custom Form

vRA 8 – Create a Kubernetes Blueprint with Custom Form

Helloooo! In my previous post we've created Kubernetes Zones and assigned Tags to the Deployment Plans in that Zone. Now we will create a basic Kubernetes Blueprint in vRA 8 by using Cloud Assembly. The steps we will cover are: Create K8s Blueprint (Cloud Assembly) Make K8s Blueprint visible in the Catalog (Service Broker) Add … Continue reading vRA 8 – Create a Kubernetes Blueprint with Custom Form

vRA 8 – How to integrate with PKS & unleash K8s magic!

vRA 8 – How to integrate with PKS & unleash K8s magic!

Helloooo! For some time now I wanted to deploy Kubernetes Clusters on my vSphere environment using vRealize Automation. So I installed Enterprise PKS 1.6 without NSX-T in my Lab. This post will cover how to setup vRA 8 with Enterprise PKS. Turns out, it's not difficult at all! Add PKS Integration Log on to vRA … Continue reading vRA 8 – How to integrate with PKS & unleash K8s magic!

vRA 8 – Error 402: Subscription Expired + LCMVRAVACONFIG590007 ‘Failed to get vRA License Key’

vRA 8 – Error 402: Subscription Expired + LCMVRAVACONFIG590007 ‘Failed to get vRA License Key’

When powering on my vRA 8 lab today I was greeted with the following message: vRA 8 licenses are managed via LCM. So I decided to update my license via LCM; however that attempt resulted in an LCM Error: LCMVRAVACONFIG590007 'Failed to get vRA License Key' The steps to fix it are: Remove & Add … Continue reading vRA 8 – Error 402: Subscription Expired + LCMVRAVACONFIG590007 ‘Failed to get vRA License Key’