Tag : vRealize Automation

Written by Christopher Lewis on January 24, 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 vRA Appliance solution, either Minimal (HOWTO) or HA (HOWTO). Overview The IaaS Installer (setup__vra-appliance.fqdn@5480.exe) file is used to install and configure the IaaS components. There are two ways to download / obtain the IaaS Software from the vRealize Automation Appliance:

VMware vRealize Automation VCAP6 VCAP6-CMA

Written by Christopher Lewis on January 24, 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 a supported Highly Available SSO Solution Create DNS A and PTR Records for: vRealize Automation VIP vRealize Automation Database VIP vRealize Automation Appliance 1 vRealize Automation Appliance 2 Create a Subject Alternative Name Certificate containing the following FQDNs: vRealize Automation VIP vRealize Automation Appliance 1 vRealize Automation Appliance 2 Deploy 2 x vRealize Automation Appliances (HOWTO) Configure a Load Balanced VIP for the vRA Appliance (DOC).

VMware vRealize Automation VCAP6 VCAP6-CMA

Written by Christopher Lewis on January 21, 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. Prerequisites Full deployment of vRealize Automation 6.x (Simple or Distributed) VMware vSphere Virtual Machine Deployed with a Snapshot. Configuration Overview Creating the Linked-Clone Blueprint is the same process whether it be for a Desktop or Server Operating System. As per the prerequisites, you will need to have already deployed Virtual Machine with a VM Snapshot which is used as the basis for the linked-clone.

VMware vRealize Automation VCAP6 VCAP6-CMA

Written by Christopher Lewis on January 17, 2017

Objective Overview Objective 1.5: Create fabric groups utilizing reservations and reservation policies Configure fabric group(s) for specific tenants Allocate resources to a fabric group Assign users the necessary permissions to provision reservations Configure reservations for Business Groups Configure reservation policies for all resource types Objective Prerequisites The following prerequisites are assumed for this Objective: A full deployed vRealize Automation 6.x solution (minimal or distributed). Objective Breakdown Configure Fabric Group(s) for specific Tenants A Fabric Group consists of multiple Endpoints and is a way of grouping similar Compute Resources together.

VMware vRealize Automation VCAP6 VCAP6-CMA

Written by Christopher Lewis on January 16, 2017

Objective Overview Objective 2.2 - Create/Modify a Business Group Evaluate a deployment plan to determine Business Group and Tenant requirements. Create a new Business Group. Modify an existing Business Group. Apply the three roles defined in a Business Group (Admin, support, user) Objective Prerequisites The following prerequisites are assumed for this Objective: A full deployed vRealize Automation 6.x solution (minimal or distributed). At least one Machine Prefix created by the Fabric Administrator.

VMware vRealize Automation VCAP6 VCAP6-CMA

Written by Christopher Lewis on January 16, 2017

Objective Overview Objective 1.4: Configure Infrastructure/Cloud-based Endpoints Create credentials with vRealize roles assigned according to a deployment plan Manage credentials for endpoints according to a deployment plan Edit Data Collection intervals for specific resources Configure endpoint parameters (credentials, hostname, etc-) for infrastructure and cloud endpoints Objective Prerequisites The following prerequisites are assumed for this Objective: A full deployed vRealize Automation 6.x solution (minimal or distributed). Objective Breakdown Before we break down the above objectives, whilst not explicitly stated as an objective, I think it is important to cover how to create an Endpoint.

VMware vRealize Automation VCAP6 VCAP6-CMA

Written by Christopher Lewis on January 15, 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. Prerequisites Deployment of vRealize Automation 6.x Configuration of Infrastructure Administrators Deployment of vRealize Automation IaaS Proxy Agent Server for vSphere. Configuration Overview Navigate to the Default Tenant vRealize Automation Portal (https://vra.fqdn/vcac). Login with the Infrastructure Admin account. Click Infrastructure.

VMware vRealize Automation VCAP6 VCAP6-CMA

Written by Christopher Lewis on January 15, 2017

Objective Overview Objective 2.1 - Configure Tenant Properties Configure the Default Tenant Create Tenants according to a deployment plan Configure an Identity Store for a Tenant Create Tenant Roles to meet deployment requirements Configure the branding for the default tenant Configure the branding for a non-default tenant Set Approval Policies for different departments Objective Prerequisites The following prerequisites are assumed for this Objective: Fully deployed vRealize Automation Solution (See Objectives within Section 1).

VMware vRealize Automation VCAP6 VCAP6-CMA

Written by Christopher Lewis on January 12, 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. Prerequisites Deploy a Windows Virtual Machine to be used as a IaaS Server. Install and Configure the VMware vRealize Automation IaaS Prerequisites Configure Service Account permissions in SQL Server Download the IaaS Installer from the VMware vRealize Automation Appliance Configuration Overview The high level configuration steps for this are: 1.

VMware vRealize Automation VCAP6 VCAP6-CMA

Written by Christopher Lewis on January 11, 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. Note: Let’s be clear everyone tends to use Brian Graf’s vRA6 IaaS Prerequisite script (available via github) in real life but we need to understand what the manual process is too so that in the event of a configuration issue, we have a better chance to understand when a configuration is wrong.

VMware vRealize Automation VCAP6 VCAP6-CMA

Written by Christopher Lewis on January 11, 2017

Objective Overview Objective 1.1 - Deploy and Manage a vRA Appliance and IaaS Server as single nodes Acquire IaaS installation media from the virtual appliance Perform initial configuration of appliance and IaaS Configure NTP server for vRealize Appliances Assign appropriate IP address to vRealize Appliance Enable Microsoft Distributed Transaction Coordinator (MSDTC) to communicate between all servers in deployment. Configure Windows Firewall to allow vRA components to communicate Objective Prerequisites The following prerequisites are assumed for this Objective:

VMware vRealize Automation VCAP6 VCAP6-CMA

Written by Christopher Lewis on January 10, 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. Prerequisites Deploy the VMware vRealize Automation Appliance from OVA. Power On the vRealize Automation Appliance. Configuration Overview The high level configuration steps for this appliance are: 1. Connect to the Automation Appliance VAMI 2. Configure the Time/NTP settings 3. Confirm the Network Settings 4.

VMware vRealize Automation VCAP6 VCAP6-CMA