Configure vRealize Automation to use Platform Services Controller as External Identity Provider

I was doing some research on an inquiry that I had received from a customer who was interested in configuring their vRealize Automation (vRA) instance to use vCenter’s Platform Services Controller (PSC) as an External Identity Provider (IDP) rather than the default VMware Identity Manager (vIDM) which vRA supports natively out of the box. vIDM […]

Quick Tip - Connect-OMServer throws The request was aborted: Could not create SSL/TLS secure channel.

While doing some work with PowerCLI and vRealize Operations Manager (vROps), I ran into the following error message when trying to connect to my vROps instance using PowerCLI: Connect-OMServer : 2/17/2017 5:27:50 AM Connect-OMServer The request was aborted: Could not create SSL/TLS secure channel. At line:1 char:1 + Connect-OMServer -Server -User admin -Password VMware … […]

Extracting VIN (vSphere Infrastructure Navigator) information using PowerCLI & vROps REST API

A request that I continue to receive from customers on a fairly regular basis is a way to extract the virtual machine application services and dependencies that is provided by vSphere Infrastructure Navigator (VIN) solution. Below is an example of what a VIN discovery might look like and in this case, it is actually mapping out the application and dependencies of itself. Today, there is […]

Automating vRealize Automation 7 Minimal Install: Part 4 - vRA IaaS Configuration

If you have been following the blog series thus far, we have covered deploying the vRA 7 Virtual Appliance, installing the vRA IaaS Management Agent on a Microsoft Windows system which will run the various IaaS components and then finally configuring the vRA Virtual Appliance which includes setting up the VMware Identity Manager (Horizon SSO). Before proceeding to the […]