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 […]

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 […]

Automating vRealize Automation 7 Minimal Install: Part 3 - vRA Appliance Configuration

In Part 3 of this blog series, we will now move onto configuring the vRA Appliance which includes setting up the VMware Identity Manager (Horizon SSO). There are two mandatory variables that you will need to edit prior to executing the shell script. In addition, there are few optional variables that you can also configure which includes specifying a […]

Automating vRealize Automation 7 Minimal Install: Part 2 - vRA IaaS Agent Deployment

In Part 2 of this blog series, we will be looking at automating the installation of the vRA IaaS Management Agent which needs run on a Microsoft Windows system. The IaaS Management Agent installer is provided through the vRA Appliance which you can downloaded by opening a browser to the following URL: https://[VRA_APPLIANCE_HOSTNAME]:5480/installer/download/vCAC-IaaSManagementAgent-Setup.msi When installing the agent, you will need […]