Category : vRealize Orchestrator

Written by Christopher Lewis on May 24, 2017

VMware vRealize Orchestrator 7.3 is out! (Release Notes) and the deployment and configuration process is now a lot slicker and easier to complete. In this HOWTO, we look at the the process of configuring Role Based Access Management within the Control Center. There are three Pre-Defined Roles are: Administrator - Has access to All configuration menus. Tenant Admin - Has access to only to Role Based Access Management and Inspect Workflows.

VMware vRealize Suite vRealize Orchestrator HOWTO

Written by Christopher Lewis on May 23, 2017

VMware vRealize Orchestrator 7.3 is out! (Release Notes) and the deployment process is now a lot slicker and easier to complete. In this HOWTO, we look at the process that can be followed for the configuration of a single standalone Orchestrator Appliance. Prerequisites Successful deployment of the VMware vRealize Orchestrator 7.3 Appliance. (optional) A DNS CNAME record for vro.fqdn to replace vro.app.fqdn. Configuration Steps Using a web browser, navigate to https://vro.

VMware vRealize Suite vRealize Orchestrator HOWTO

Written by Christopher Lewis on May 17, 2017

So it seems VMware are actually listening to the feedback and this just happened… vRealize Orchestrator - with the following new features: RBAC in the Control Center - Yes! vRealize Automation - with the following new features: Integration with Puppet - Yes! Automatic failover for the IaaS Manager Service - Yes! Enhanced logging - Yes! NSX improvements - Yes! It’s good that a release make someone a #HappyBunny rather than a #SadPanda!

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Written by Christopher Lewis on February 7, 2017

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 by Step Instructions Navigate to and Log into the vRealize Automation Tenant Portal as a Tenant Administration user.

VMware vRealize Automation vRealize Orchestrator VCAP6 VCAP6-CMA

Written by Christopher Lewis on February 7, 2017

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 ASD (vCenter, AD, SOAP, REST, PowerShell) Objective Prerequisites The following prerequisites are assumed for this Objective:

VMware vRealize Automation vRealize Orchestrator VCAP6 VCAP6-CMA

Written by Christopher Lewis on February 7, 2017

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 you have created an AD Endpoint it cannot be deleted, only updated.

VMware vRealize Automation vRealize Orchestrator VCAP6 VCAP6-CMA

Written by Christopher Lewis on January 29, 2017

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. Configure NTP Time Servers on the vRealize Orchestrator Appliance. Configure Authentication to use vRealize Automation Component Registry.

VMware vRealize Automation vRealize Orchestrator VCAP6 VCAP6-CMA

Written by Christopher Lewis on November 5, 2016

The Series Configuring SSL certificates for vRA 7.x (inc vRO) Replacing the Appliance Management Site Certificate for vRealize Automation Replacing the Control Center Certificate on an embedded vRO instance Replacing the Package Signing Certificate in vRO 7 Replacing the Certificate This is the final post in a series tackling the extra certificates you may want to replace once you have deployed vRealize Automation. This is relatively straightforward to accomplish, but @SpasKaloferov covers this well in his article http://kaloferov.

VMware vRealize Automation vRealize Orchestrator Certificates

Written by Christopher Lewis on November 5, 2016

The Series Configuring SSL certificates for vRA 7.x (inc vRO) Replacing the Appliance Management Site Certificate for vRealize Automation Replacing the Control Center Certificate on an embedded vRO instance Replacing the Package Signing Certificate in vRO 7 Replacing the Certificate This is the third post in a series tackling the extra certificates you may want to replace once you have deployed vRealize Automation. There are plenty of articles on changing the SSL certificate for this website https://vra-fqdn:8283/vco-vcoconfigurator on an External instance of vRealize Orchestrator, most notably is @SpasKaloferov’s post http://kaloferov.

VMware vRealize Automation vRealize Orchestrator Certificates

Written by Christopher Lewis on November 5, 2016

So when deploying vRealize Automation, I can be bit OCD when it comes to certificates and websites. Where possible/plausible, I like to make sure all of the sites in the deployment have trusted certificates especially if there is a root CA in play (after all they’re free certificates right?). After deploying the VMware vRealize Automation 7.x appliance from the OVA (that’s the easy bit) and successfully (normally on the second/third attempt) running through the deployment wizard to deploy a Medium distributed environment.

vRealize vRealize Automation vRealize Orchestrator Certificates

Written by Christopher Lewis on November 4, 2016

OK so you’ve finally deployed vRealize Automation 7.x and you’re pretty chuffed with yourself because it only two 2 rollbacks on the Windows VMs, a new VA deployment and some on the fly configuration tweaks to get it working… You’re #Awesome. You’re following VMware best practice and you have your embedded vRealize Orchestrator instance on your vRealize Automation Virtual Appliance(s). You #RockThisWorld You’re on a role. but now you now have to install a new plugin for vRealize Orchestrator (lets say for Infoblox IPAM or F5 LTM), so you try https://vra.

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