Have you ever wanted to go to VMworld and never had the travel or budget approved? Well, unless you have been in cryogenic stasis for the last 6 months (and if you were, maybe you were better off), then you will know that VMworld 2020 is going to be VERY different this year. It is a single GLOBAL event, on 29th September - 1st October 2020. It is VIRTUAL. It is FREE.

Written by Christopher Lewis on September 22, 2020.

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Introduction In this series of posts, we will be taking a look at how to configure a Multi-Organization Tenancy (aka Multi-Tenancy) in vRealize Automation (vRA) 8.x. Scenario/Background For this series, we will assume that vRealize Automation 8.x has been deployed and is working. What we need to do is create three new Organizations/Tenants, one for MedTech, one for FinTech and one for SciTech. We will lay the ground work for all three tenants, but will only work through the creation of the first tenant MedTech.

Written by Christopher Lewis on May 2, 2020.

vRealize Automation vRA Multi-Tenancy

Introduction In this series of posts, we will be taking a look at how to configure a Multi-Organization Tenancy (aka Multi-Tenancy) in vRealize Automation (vRA) 8.x. In this post, I will tackle the final two steps in configuring vRA 8.x Multi-Organization tenancy. That is, applying the SAN SSL Certificate for vRA created in Part 2 and then finally creating a new Organization/Tenant! For more information on the rest of the posts in this series, click here .

Written by Christopher Lewis on April 17, 2020.

vRealize Automation vRA Multi-Tenancy

Now that all of the prerequisites are completed, in this post, we will finally start to configure vRealize Automation 8.x Multi-Org Tenancy!

Written by Christopher Lewis on April 16, 2020.

vRealize Automation vRA Multi-Tenancy

Introduction In this series of posts, we will be taking a look at how to configure a Multi-Organization Tenancy (aka Multi-Tenancy) in vRealize Automation (vRA) 8.1. In this post, we will be looking at how to meet the SSL Certitifcate requirements for configuring vRA 8.1 Multi-Organisation Tenancy. I will cover how many SSL certificates are required, then I will cover which SSL Certificates are required, then I will cover how those can be created easily using vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager 8.

Written by Christopher Lewis on April 15, 2020.

vRealize Automation vRA Multi-Tenancy

Introduction In this series of posts, we will be taking a look at how to configure a Multi-Organization Tenancy (aka Multi-Tenancy) in vRealize Automation (vRA) 8.x. In this post, we will be looking at the additional DNS requirements for configuring vRA 8.x Multi-Organisation Tenancy. We will cover which DNS Records are required and then cover how those can be created easily using PowerShell. For more information on the rest of the posts in this series, click here .

Written by Christopher Lewis on April 14, 2020.

vRealize Automation vRA Multi-Tenancy

I tend to rebuild my vRealize Automation (vRA) labs ALOT. I am currently lucky and have two environments, my vRA 8 homelab and my vRA Cloud org. I wanted a way to provide a consistent configuration to both environments. I had two options open in front of me: Use native REST API Use the Terraform Provider for vRA 8/Cloud As vRA 8 / Cloud is an API first platform, I could have definitely used the native API to complete the configuration I am looking to do.

Written by Christopher Lewis on April 8, 2020.

vRealize Automation 8 vRealize Automation Cloud Terraform

Reflecting on 2019… Where to start this post? For those who follow me on Twitter or on my blog, I would like to say Thank You for being part of the continuing journey in 2019! This year has actually been a little quiet for me. Personal It has been a pretty quiet year for me this year, thankfully! The biggest things for me are Son 1.0 (4) started primary school and Son 2.

Written by Christopher Lewis on December 31, 2019.

2019

Purpose One of the recurring themes I hear when talking to people in the community but also when talking to customers there is a perception that vRealize Automation 8.0 does not have an Anything as a Service (XaaS) capability. This is not true and hopefully the following article will paint a clearer picture of what vRealize Automation 8.0 can actually do in this space. Background What is vRealize Automation 8.

Written by Christopher Lewis on December 12, 2019.

vRealize Automation 8 vRealize Automation Cloud

Introduction In this post we’ll be looking at how we can deploy vRealize Automation 8.0 using the new Easy Installer that ships with the product. I’ll be concentrating on the UI version of the installation as that is what most people who are new to the product will use. The process below mirrors that of the vRealize Automation 8 Installation Guide on the VMware Documentation site. Before using this guide, be sure to check there for the latest information on the installation process.

Written by Christopher Lewis on December 4, 2019.

HOWTO vRealize Automation 8