Tag: vRA 7.5

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

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

Google Chrome updates breaks vRA deployments (Fixing it)

Have you just deployed your vRA infrastructure or do you have your production environment working like a charm and suddenly ...... ALL vRA 7.5 and 7.6 submit button has disappeared! This also has been mentioned and visualized for more than 2000 people and nobody had a clear answer how to solve! OK!! You are reading … Continue reading Google Chrome updates breaks vRA deployments (Fixing it)

vRA – Quick Tip – Telnet & vRA API calls (Postman)

Helloooo & welcome to our blog! Today I would like to give you 2 quick tips for troubleshooting & testing / developing in your vRA environment: Telnet on the vRA Appliances Postman for executing vRA API calls Telnet on vRA Appliances We all know how to check whether a remote machine is listening on specific … Continue reading vRA – Quick Tip – Telnet & vRA API calls (Postman)

vRA – How to integrate ADFS SSO

Recently I needed to integrate a vRA environment with Active Directory Federated Services (ADFS) so the same Single Sign On experience could be delivered across various products for the customer. This required a good cooperation with the AD team in order to set it up correctly. Below an overview how to get it working and … Continue reading vRA – How to integrate ADFS SSO

vRA 7.5 – Hostname Change: Host has been updated successfully, but is not updated in SSO

(The same procedure applies for vRA 7.6) Use Case The other day I was working at a customer who wanted to move his vRA environment to an external F5 Load Balancer VIP with a new FQDN in a different namespace (example.com). The environment was currently using an NSX Load Balancer and configured with Custom Signed … Continue reading vRA 7.5 – Hostname Change: Host has been updated successfully, but is not updated in SSO