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Written by Christopher Lewis on April 16, 2020 .

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

vRealize Automation vRA Multi-Tenancy

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 vRA Multi-Tenancy

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.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 .

vRealize Automation vRA Multi-Tenancy

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.

vRealize Automation 8 vRealize Automation Cloud Terraform

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 is finally upon us. See below for the links to my posts from VMworld 2019, my fourth VMworld in Barcelona!

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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