Tag: vRA

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

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

How to Deploy vRA 7.6 (vRealize Automation 7.6)

Hello vCommunity, After a month of availability for vRealize Automation 7.6, might be a bit late to show "How to Deploy vRA 7.6", as we all know a month in IT literally can change things quite fast. That's one of reasons I am publishing this today. About a week ago (20/May/2019) a new release for … Continue reading How to Deploy vRA 7.6 (vRealize Automation 7.6)

vRO Locking System

Use Case Scenario: Environment having issues to deploy multiple machines (2 or more instances <or> multi deployments within short period of time), which was due to duplicated machine Hostnames (custom). Although the failure was rather critical, solution was very simple just utilizing the #vRO SystemLocking feature within the pre-building workflow. Direct to the point >> … Continue reading vRO Locking System