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Written by Christopher Lewis on May 2, 2020

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. Scenario/Background For this series, we will assume that vRealize Automation 8.1 has been deployed and is working. What we need to do is create three new Organizations/Tenants, one for MedTech Hospital, one for FinTech Bank and one for SciTech Labs. We will lay the ground work for all three tenants, but will only work throught the creation fo the first tenant MedTech Hospital.

vRealize Automation 8

Written by Christopher Lewis on April 17, 2020

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, I will tackle the final two steps in configuring vRA 8.1 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.

vRealize Automation 8

Written by Christopher Lewis on April 16, 2020

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, now that all the prerequisites are complete, we will “finally” start to configure vRealize Automation 8.1 to support Multi-Organization Tenancy. All the Multi-Organization Tenancy configuration is completed through VMware vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager (vRSLCM). I will cover how to upload the SSL Certificates created in the previous post into vRSLCM, then I will cover how to apply the new Workspace ONE Access SSL certificate to the WOA deployment for vRA 8.

vRealize Automation 8

Written by Christopher Lewis on April 15, 2020

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.

vRealize Automation 8

Written by Christopher Lewis on April 14, 2020

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 the additional DNS requirements for configuring vRA 8.1 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.

vRealize Automation 8

Written by Christopher Lewis on April 8, 2020

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.

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Written by Christopher Lewis on December 12, 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.

vRealize Automation 8 vRealize Automation Cloud

Written by Christopher Lewis on December 4, 2019

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.

HOWTO vRealize Automation 8

Written by Christopher Lewis on November 1, 2019

Make Your Mark - Cloud Management Edition What Sessions Should I Go To So you’re interested in Cloud Management** content at VMworld 2019**? Well look no further… here is @thecloudxpert guide to the sessions you should be aiming to get into! They range from Level 100 - Level 400 to give you a well rounded experience. Roadmap Session Deep Dive into VMware Cloud Management: Current State and Roadmap [HBO3088BE] with Purnima Padmanabhan (VMWare) and Pontus Pettersson (VMware).

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Written by Christopher Lewis on October 28, 2019

VMworld 2019 Europe - The Series VMworld 2019 Blogs VMworld 2019 - Time to Make Your Mark VMworld 2019 - Make Your Mark - Cloud Management Edition VMworld 2019 - Key Announcements VMworld 2019 - Recap Be sure to check back regularly to see if the posts appear as I get the time to complete them!

VMworld 2019

Written by Christopher Lewis on October 24, 2019

Make Your Mark It is that time again! VMworld 2019 in Barcelona is just around the corner and this year it is all about being ready to #MakeYourMark. This year will be my fourth year attending the EMEA based conference and it will also be my first whilst working at VMware. This year I will be working as a Proctor in the uber coolness that is the on-site VMware Hands on Lab.

VMworld 2019

Written by Christopher Lewis on July 24, 2019

TL:DR - Achievements/Goals are like buses it seems There have been a few Achievements / Goals Unlocked in the last few months. So rather than multiple individual posts I thought I would capture them here: Learn more about vRealize Operations Manager. Speak at a Tech Conference. Obtain vExpert Cloud Management designation. Retain vExpert NSX designation. Pass the VMware Cloud on AWS SDDC Management 2019 Exam. Pass the vRealize Operations 7.

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