Tag : vRealize Automation

Written by Christopher Lewis on February 7, 2017

Objective Overview Objective 4.3 - Manage Custom Properties and Build Profiles Add / edit Custom Properties to add new attributes or override default attributes. Create a Build Profile according to Custom Properties from a deployment plan. Use Property Dictionary to define new Custom Properties. Custom Properties - Overview When using a Custom Property it is important to understand the Order of Precedence: Build profile Blueprint Business group Compute resource Reservations Endpoint Runtime What this means is that if the same Custom Property is specified at a different levels, the highest (1 being lowest) level wins.

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Written by Christopher Lewis on February 6, 2017

Objective Overview Objective 4.2: Publish a Machine Blueprint to a Service Catalog Publish Machine blueprints Add/Remove catalog items to/from a service Create/Configure an Approval Policy Create an Entitlement Manage entitlements for specific users or groups Entitle a user to a Service Entitle a user to a Catalog item Entitle a user to a Resource Action Prioritize Entitlements according to a deployment plan Attach an Approval Policy for specific entitled Catalog Items Objective Prerequisites The following prerequisites are assumed for this Objective:

VMware vRealize Automation VCAP6 VCAP6-CMA

Written by Christopher Lewis on February 5, 2017

Objective Overview Objective 4.1: Create and Configure vRealize Automation Machine Blueprints Create and Configure Machine Blueprints according to a deployment plan: Assign a Reservation Policy Define Instance Types Define Build Profiles/Custom properties Create Machine Prefixes Create Lease Policies Create Machine Resource Allocations (min/max) Define Actions Create Shared Blueprints Create Master Blueprints Create Multi-Machine Blueprints Objective Prerequisites The following prerequisites are assumed for this Objective: A fully deployed vRealize Automation Solution (See Objective 1).

VMware vRealize Automation VCAP6 VCAP6-CMA

Written by Christopher Lewis on February 5, 2017

Objective Overview Objective 5.1 - Configure Tenant Properties Configure vRealize Orchestrator Install and configure plug-ins Import an SSL certificate Add a vRA server and an IaaS server to vRO. Enable custom integrations between vRA and vRO. Install and configure a vRO plug-in. Import a SSL certificate in vRO configurator. Note: Due to the obvious duplicate tasks/items/objectives under Configure vRealize Orchestrator, I have re-ordered the tasks in this objective.

VMware vRealize Automation 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.

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Written by Christopher Lewis on January 28, 2017

Objective Overview Objective 1.3 - Deploy and Manage vRealize Automation Center Infrastructure Components Implement DNS requirements for Load Balancer integration according to a deployment plan. Install certificates on each relevant vRA component in standard and distributed model. Configure SSO Identity Source for use with vRealize Automation. Configure components using FQDN via CNAME definitions before load balancer is available. Configure SMTP notifications. Objective Prerequisites None. Objective Breakdown Implement DNS requirements for Load Balancer integration according to a deployment plan For this section, you will need to ensure that you have the appropriate DNS A Record(s) in place for all of the components and the Load Balanced VIPs.

VMware vRealize Automation VCAP6 VCAP6-CMA

Written by Christopher Lewis on January 28, 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 of the vRealize Automation Proxy Agent so that we can create a vSphere Endpoint. Prerequisite Steps Deploy and configure a supported Highly Available SSO Solution. Deploy and configure a supported Highly Available vRA Appliance solution (HOWTO.

VMware vRealize Automation VCAP6 VCAP6-CMA

Written by Christopher Lewis on January 27, 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. Prerequisite Steps Deploy one or more Windows Server 2012 Virtual Machines (SPEC) to use as DEM Worker Servers. Deploy and configure a supported Highly Available SSO Solution. Deploy and configure a supported Highly Available vRA Appliance solution (HOWTO. Deploy and configure two vRealize Automation IaaS Web Servers (HOWTO Deploy and configure two vRealize Automation IaaS Manager Servers (HOWTO) Create DNS A and PTR Records for: vRealize Automation IaaS Manager VIP vRealize Automation IaaS Manager Server 1 (assumed as part of AD joi vRealize Automation IaaS Manager Server 2 (assumed as part of AD join) Create a Subject Alternative Name Certificate containing the following FQDNs: vRealize Automation IaaS Manager VIP vRealize Automation IaaS Manager Server 1 vRealize Automation IaaS Manager Server 2 Deploy one or more Windows Server 2012 Virtual Machines (PDF) to use as DEM Worker Servers.

VMware vRealize Automation VCAP6 VCAP6-CMA

Written by Christopher Lewis on January 26, 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. Prerequisite Steps Deploy and configure a supported Highly Available SSO Solution. Deploy and configure a supported Highly Available vRA Appliance solution (HOWTO). Deploy and configure two vRealize Automation IaaS Web Servers (HOWTO). Create DNS A and PTR Records for: vRealize Automation IaaS Manager VIP vRealize Automation IaaS Manager Server 1 (assumed as part of AD joi vRealize Automation IaaS Manager Server 2 (assumed as part of AD join) Create a Subject Alternative Name Certificate containing the following FQDNs: vRealize Automation IaaS Manager VIP vRealize Automation IaaS Manager Server 1 vRealize Automation IaaS Manager Server 2 Deploy two Windows Server 2012 Virtual Machines (PDF).

VMware vRealize Automation VCAP6 VCAP6-CMA

Written by Christopher Lewis on January 25, 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. Prerequisite Steps Deploy and configure a supported Highly Available SSO Solution. Deploy and configure a supported Highly Available vRA Appliance solution (HOWTO). Create DNS A and PTR Records for: vRealize Automation IaaS Web VIP vRealize Automation Server 1 (assumed as part of AD join) vRealize Automation Server 2 (assumed as part of AD join) Create a Subject Alternative Name Certificate containing the following FQDNs: vRealize Automation IaaS Web VIP vRealize Automation IaaS Web Server 1 vRealize Automation IaaS Web Server 2 Deploy two Windows Server 2012 Virtual Machines (PDF).

VMware vRealize Automation VCAP6 VCAP6-CMA

Written by Christopher Lewis on January 25, 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 I will be covering how to install the vRealize Automation IaaS 6.x Database separately from the other IaaS components using the IaaS Installer. This is not something I normally do in isolation, but I wanted to show it is possible. Normally, I install the database when I install the Primary Web Component (Large) or both Primary Web and Manager Service component (Medium) in a Distributed installation.

VMware vRealize Automation VCAP6 VCAP6-CMA

Written by Christopher Lewis on January 25, 2017

Objective Overview Objective 1.2 - Deploy and Manage vRA Appliances and IaaS Servers in a Distributed Configuration Deploy vRA Appliances in a distributed / highly available configuration. Deploy virtual appliance in segregated role configuration(s). Acquire IaaS installation media from the virtual appliance. Perform initial configuration of vRealize Appliances and IaaS Servers. Configure IaaS in segregated role configuration(s). Enable Microsoft Distributed Transaction Coordinator (MSDTC) to communicate between all servers in deployment.

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