Automating vRealize stack based on VVD using new vRealize Suite Lifecycle Management

Our Cloud Management Business Unit (CMBU) at VMware just GA’ed the highly anticipated vRealize Suite Lifecycle Management or vRSLCM for short. As the name suggests, this new solution provides customers a simple and consistent mechanism for managing the entire lifecycle management (Day 0 to Day N) for all VMware vRealize Products including but not limited […]

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 vrops.primp-industries.com -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 […]