HOWTO: Configure a vRealize Automation 6 Advanced Services Endpoint for vCenter Server

This post is a part of a series of posts for preparation for the VCAP6-CMA Deploy exam.  For the full exam prep resources check here. In this post we are covering the configuration of the Advanced Services Endpoint for vCenter Server. Prerequisite Steps A fully deployed vRealize Automation implementation. An external Orchestrator deployment (HOWTO) Step…

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VCAP6-CMA Deploy – Objective 6.1: Configure Advanced Service Designer

Objective Overview Objective 6.1: Configure Advanced Service Designer Determine the appropriate vRO server deployment according to a deployment plan Assign the Service Architect role to a user or group Configure an external vRO server to run workflows Create a vCO endpoint to enable vRA to communicate with an external vRO server Configure advanced endpoints in…

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HOWTO: Configure a vRealize Automation 6 Advanced Services Endpoint for Active Directory

This post is a part of a series of posts for preparation for the VCAP6-CMA Deploy exam.  For the full exam prep resources check here. In this post we are covering the configuration of the Advanced Services Endpoint for Active Directory. Prerequisite Steps A fully deployed vRealize Automation implementation. Step by Step Instructions Note: Once…

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VCAP6-CMA Deploy – Objective 5.2 – Modify a Blueprint to invoke a Workflow during a Lifecycle Change

Objective Overview Objective 5.2 – Modify a Blueprint to invoke a Workflow during a Lifecycle Change Configure vRealize Orchestrator plug-in for vRA Associate a vRO workflow with a specific lifecycle state change for a Machine Blueprint Associate a vRO Endpoint with a Machine Blueprint Objective Prerequisites The following prerequisites are assumed for this Objective: A…

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VCAP6-CMA Deploy – Objective 4.3: Manage Custom Properties and Build Profiles

Objective Overview Objective 4.3: Manage Custom Properties and Build Profiles Add / edit Custom Properties to add new attributes or override default attributes. Create a Build Profile according to Custom Properties from a deployment plan. Use Property Dictionary to define new Custom Properties. When using a Custom Property it is important to understand the Order…

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VCAP6-CMA Deploy – Objective 4.2: Publish a Machine Blueprint to a Service Catalog

Objective Overview Objective 4.2: Publish a Machine Blueprint to a Service Catalog Publish Machine blueprints Add/Remove catalog items to/from a service Create/Configure an Approval Policy Create an Entitlement Manage entitlements for specific users or groups Entitle a user to a Service Entitle a user to a Catalog item Entitle a user to a Resource Action…

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VCAP6-CMA Deploy – Objective 4.1: Create and Configure vRealize Automation Machine Blueprints

Objective Overview Objective 4.1: Create and Configure vRealize Automation Machine Blueprints Create and Configure Machine Blueprints according to a deployment plan: Assign a Reservation Policy Define Instance Types Define Build Profiles/Custom properties Create Machine Prefixes Create Lease Policies Create Machine Resource Allocations (min/max) Define Actions Create Shared Blueprints Create Master Blueprints Create Multi-Machine Blueprints Objective…

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HOWTO: Deploy the vRealize Orchestrator 6.x Appliance for vRealize Automation

This post is a part of a series of posts for preparation for the VCAP6-CMA Deploy exam.  For the full exam prep resources check here. In this post we are covering the deployment and configuration of the External vRealize Orchestrator Appliance. Prerequisite Steps A fully deployed vRealize Automation implementation. Overview Deploy the External vRealize Orchestrator Appliance….

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