Tag Archives: VRA

Adding Custom Resource Actions for vRA 7.x

This post will walk through adding a resource action for vRealize Automation 7.x, mapped to a custom vRO workflow. The steps below assume that the vRO instance has been integrated with vRA. Log into the vRealize Automation portal as a user with service architect permissions. From the Design tab select XaaS and Resource Actions. Any […]

VMware vRealize Business for Cloud Install

VMware vRealize Business for Cloud provides automated cost analysis and consumption metering; allowing administrators to make workload placement decisions between private and pulic clouds based on cost and available services. Furthermore infrastructure stakeholders have full visibility of virtual machine provisioning costs and are able to accurately manage capital expenditure and operating expenditure. For more information see […]

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 […]

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 […]

Turbonomic Integration with vRealize Automation

This post will walk through integrating Turbonomic with vRealize Automation (vRA). Support for vRealize Automation has been included with Turbonomic since the release of version 5.5. Turbonomic makes intelligent real time placement decisions for virtual machines based on application workload demands and available resource. When provisioning machines using vRA we can invoke a custom workflow to […]

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 […]