Tag : vRealize Orchestrator

Written by Christopher Lewis on December 12, 2017

This is the fourth in a series of posts covering the replacement of vRealize Automation SSL Certificates. In this post, we will tackle steps required to update the embedded vRealize Orchestrator certificate following the replacement of the vRealize Automation Appliance certificate. This post is based on the VMware procedure and this is documented within the VMware Documentation Site here. According to the VMware, the reason for completing this additional step is that if you replace or update vRealize Automation certificates without completing this procedure, the vRealize Orchestrator Control Center may become inaccessible, and errors may appear in the vco-server and vco-configurator log files.

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Written by Christopher Lewis on December 11, 2017

This is the third in a series of posts covering the replacement of vRealize Automation SSL Certificates. In this post, we will tackle replacing the vRealize Automation IaaS Manager Service Certificate. This post is based on the VMware procedure and this is documented here. Prerequisites The following are expected prerequisites for this walkthrough: A fully deployed and working vRealize Automation solution. A set of certificate files: The RSA Private Key used to encrypt the vRA IaaS Manager certificate.

Certificates VMware vRealize Automation vRealize Orchestrator

Written by Christopher Lewis on December 11, 2017

This is the second post in a series of posts covering the replacement of vRealize Automation SSL Certificates. In this post, we will tackle replacing the vRealize Automation IaaS Web Server Certificate. This post is based on the VMware procedure and this is documented here. Prerequisites The following are expected prerequisites for this walkthrough: A fully deployed and working vRealize Automation solution. A set of certificate files: The RSA Private Key used to encrypt the vRA IaaS Web certificate.

Certificates VMware vRealize Automation vRealize Orchestrator

Written by Christopher Lewis on December 11, 2017

In this series of posts we will walk through the process of upgrading all of the vRealize Automation Certificates. We’ll be moving from self-signed certificates that were deployed during the installation, to certificates that have been provided by an Enterprise Certificate Authority (CA). It is worth noting that the same process can be used to replace expiring SSL certificates as well. Amongst other reasons, the purpose of doing this is to update the certificates so that communications between components is secured via a CA and for the following sites within the vRealize Automation deployment to be secured and trusted:

Certificates VMware vRealize Automation vRealize Orchestrator

Written by Christopher Lewis on December 11, 2017

This is the first in a series of posts covering the replacement of vRealize Automation SSL Certificates. For the purpose of these posts, I have deployed vRealize Automation 7.3 environment with self signed certificates. This means that when you navigate to https://vra7.fqdn/vcac, the site is not secure nor trusted. Therefore, you will be presented with something like the following in your browser (I mostly use Chrome): We’re looking to achieve the following in the browser URL bar after the certificate has been replaced.

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Written by Christopher Lewis on June 22, 2017

I am on my way home from my first North East VMUG (@NorthEastVMUG). It is not my first VMUG. Work allowing, I have been a regular attendee to the London VMUG (@LonVMUG) for the last few years. This time would be different though. This time I was presenting a session for the first time. What is VMUG? The VMware User Group (VMUG) is an independent, global, customer-led organization, created to maximize members’ use of VMware and partner solutions through knowledge sharing, training, collaboration, and events.

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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:

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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 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.

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