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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. Step by Step Instructions Within the VMware vSphere Web Client, right click and select Deploy OVF Template. Click Browse, navigate to the location of the Identity Appliance OVA, select it and then click Open. Click Next. Enter the Identity Appliance name into the the Name text field and then select the Datacentre or folder location to deploy the Identity Appliance.

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 Identity Appliance from OVA Configuration Overview The high level configuration steps for this appliance are: 1. Connect to the Identity Appliance VAMI 2. Configure the Time/NTP settings 3. Confirm the Network Settings 4. Configure the SSO Administrator Password 5.

VMware vRealize Automation VCAP6 VCAP6-CMA

Written by Christopher Lewis on January 9, 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. Step by Step Instructions Deploying the VMware vRealize Automation Appliance Within the VMware vSphere Web Client, right click and select Deploy OVF Template. Click Browse, navigate to the location of the vRealize Automation OVA, select it and then click Open. Click Next.

VMware vRealize Automation VCAP6 VCAP6-CMA

Written by Christopher Lewis on December 22, 2016

Objective Overview Objective 3.2 - Deploy and Manage Certificates and Access Control Create/add/modify users and groups for specific roles. Assign new administrative users to different Business Groups. Create custom groups that grant users/groups multiple roles. Assign a user to specific Custom Groups and Business Groups. Configure user access to Identity Store Groups, Custom Groups, Business Groups, and Entitled Items according to a deployment plan. Generate new certificate requests. Deploy and Update certificates for multiple vRealize appliances.

VMware vRealize Automation VCAP6 VCAP6-CMA

Written by Christopher Lewis on November 22, 2016

At last! As announced at VMworld Europe, VMware vRealize Automation 7.2 has finally arrived! The key updates/features for this release are: Native integration for Microsoft Azure adding to the already supported endpoints of vSphere, KVM, Hyper-V, AWS, OpenStack, vCD and vCloudAir) Native integration with** ServiceNow** and their Service Catalog Container Management! This makes this version of VMware vRealize Automation the first one that could be called a true broker of Hybrid Clouds.

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Written by Christopher Lewis on November 15, 2016

The task of deploying VMware vRealize Automation 7.x is now mainly completed by the Deployment Wizard (unless you actually like pain) but before you can run the deployment wizard you need to install the VMware vRealize Automation Management Agent onto the IaaS Servers that you will be using within your deployment. So I can hear you asking: What happens when you want to deploy new IaaS components into you vRealize Automation environment?

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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

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 second post in a series tackling the extra certificates you may want to replace once you have deployed vRealize Automation. After a quick look around the VMware Documentation Center and I found the article for replacing the VAMI certificate (https://vra.

VMware vRealize vRealize Automation 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 5, 2016

So we all know that generating SSL certificates are something out of the Dark Arts and unforgivable spells akin to the wizarding world of Harry Potter. So the following is a quick post on how to take the certificate (.cer or .crt file) from the Certificate Authority CA, combine it with the RSA Private Key (.key file) and the Root CA Chain (another .cer/.crt file) to firstly create the intermediate Personal Exchange Format (PFX) file and finally create the Privacy Enhanced Mail (PEM) File.

SSL Certificates VMware vRealize Automation vRealize Orchestrator

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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