Category VMware vRealize

Add a User Defined Windows Administrator to a vRA Blueprint

This post will walk through implementing a process allowing a vRA portal user to specify a user account to be added to the local administrators group on a Windows server provisioned by vRA. There are plenty of posts out there, including a kb article, on adding the virtual machine requester (owner) to the administrators group if […]

VMware vRealize Network Insight Overview

This post will walk through the installation and configuration of VMware vRealize Network Insight (vRNI), following on from the release of v3.3.0. You can see what’s new in v3.3.0 in this VMware blog post. Network Insight integrates with NSX to deliver intelligent operations for software defined networking. The key features and use cases of vRNI […]

Defining vRealize Automation Datacenter Locations

This post will walk through defining datacenter locations for VMware vRealize Automation 7.2. The primary two use cases for additional datacenter locations are to allow users to select a datacenter for service deployments, or for the administrator to specify a set datacenter when configuring a blueprint. We will cover both scenarios below. Adding Datacenter Locations […]

vRealize Log Insight 4.0 Install Guide

vRealize Log Insight 4.0 is a powerful log management and analytics tool, natively integrating with VMware products such as vRealize Automation, vRealize Operations, and vSphere, as well as providing a heterogeneous platform for third party products. By collecting logs at operating system, virtual machine, host, and vCenter level, as well as for third party products, […]

vRealize Operations High Availability

Following on from the vRealize Operations 6.4 Install Guide this post will detail High Availability (HA) for vRealize Operations Manager. By implementing HA the analytics cluster is protected against the loss of a single node. For example should the master node fail, services will automatically fail over to the replica node within 2-3 minutes. Following […]

vRealize Operations 6.4 Install Guide

The vRealize product suite is a complete, enterprise, cloud management and automation platform for private, public, and hybrid clouds. Specifically vRealize Operations Manager provides intelligent operations management across heterogeneous physical, virtual, and cloud environments from a wide range of vendors. vRealize Operations Manager is able to deliver proactive and automated performance improvements  by implementing resource […]

vRealize Automation 7.0 Install Guide

This post will walk through the installation of vRealize Automation v7 in a minimal deployment, whilst the process is very similar to that of an enterprise deployment the latter requires additional planning and design based on your own environment and additional instances deploying to create a distributed solution for production workloads. Architecture There are two […]