Tag: vRA

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 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

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

Evolving vRealize Automation 8 and VMware Cloud – Detailed Information (Part 1)

VMworld Barcelona 2019 - Evolving vRealize Automation [HBO1323BE] Brief Description: VMware vRealize Automation has been the gold standard in private cloud automation for quite some time. However, like all things, it's time to grow. Join this deep dive to learn how vRealize Automation is evolving into vRealize Automation Cloud and vRealize Automation .Next. Expect live … Continue reading Evolving vRealize Automation 8 and VMware Cloud – Detailed Information (Part 1)

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

How to Deploy vRA 8.0 (Simple Deployment)

I am sure you are curious like me to see how the new method of deployment for vRA 8.0 is being done. vRA 8.0 has just being GA a day ago, but still a lot of people trying to get hands in the download files and of course start to play with it. Where you … Continue reading How to Deploy vRA 8.0 (Simple Deployment)

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

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