PRO TIP: Knowing when to install vRealize Automation 7.x IaaS Prerequisites manually

VMware vRealize Automation 7.x introduced a #awesome Installation Wizard.  This was a #QuantumLeap forward from the vRA6 installation mechanism that can be best described as laborious. The Installation/Configuration Wizard guides you through all of the stages of the installation and can even install all of the IaaS prerequisites for you.  In my experience from vRA6, getting... Continue Reading →

Troubleshooting a hanging Blueprint Issue

Intro I was drafted into a customer today to try and work out why, amongst other small niggles, their Windows Virtual Machines had suddenly started to hang during provisioning.   The deployments were from a relatively standard IaaS Blueprint that was created 6 months ago. I thought I would share my thought process/steps (right or wrong) to... Continue Reading →

VCAP6-CMA Deploy – Objective 8.2: Configure vRealize Business Standard Costing and Reporting

Objective Overview Objective 8.2 - Configure vRealize Business Standard Costing and Reporting Knowledge: Configure cost drivers according to a deployment plan: Assign cost for operating system licensing Edit cost for server hardware, storage, and network Create a monthly cost for facilities and maintenance Configure CPU and memory utilization costs Configure Consumption Analysis: Edit consumer hierarchy Edit... Continue Reading →

VCAP6-CMA Deploy – Objective 7.1: Deploy and Manage a vRealize Application Services Appliance

Objective Overview Objective 7.1 - Deploy and Manage a vRealize Application Services Appliance Knowledge: Assign a user the necessary permissions to gain access to Application Services. Install and set up the Application Services virtual appliance. Configure Application Services to use a proxy. Register a cloud provider with Application Services. Map a Cloud Template to a... Continue Reading →

VCAP6-CMA Deploy – Objective 3.1: Configure and Manage NSX Integration with vRealize Automation

Objective Overview Objective 3.1 - Configure and Manage NSX Integration with vRealize Automation Implement machine blueprints that use: External network profiles Routed network profiles NAT network profiles Private network profiles Deploy applications using a pre-configured networking model Deploy applications using a fully automated networking model Configure static and dynamic routing Deploy an application that uses... Continue Reading →

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