Installing Minimal vRA 7: Part 4 – Running Initial Content Creation Item

ow that the IaaS server is installed and vRA is up and running you can go and do STUFF with it!  But what if you don't really know what 'stuff' is supposed to look like?  Well, at the end of part 3b of this series we pressed the button marked Create Initial Content.  This creates … Continue reading Installing Minimal vRA 7: Part 4 – Running Initial Content Creation Item

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Installing Minimal vRA 7: Part 3b Iaas Install and Automatically Installing Pre-Requisits

Stage 0: I Should Have Clicked the Button This post, right here, is one of the reasons why vRA 7 is leagues ahead of vRA /vCAC 6.x.    In vRA 6 you had to manually ensure that  each of the many, MANY pre-requisites for installing the IaaS server on a Windows machine were exactly right … Continue reading Installing Minimal vRA 7: Part 3b Iaas Install and Automatically Installing Pre-Requisits

Installing Minimal vRA 7: Part 1 Which Version For The Lab?

Finally, after pretty much a full year of waiting VMware released version 7 of the vRealize Automation suite.  Rumour is that it's far easier to install, more stable and bug free than before.  Given the difference between the hell that was 6.0.1 and the, much better but still poor, 6.2.2 releases I've had the pleasure … Continue reading Installing Minimal vRA 7: Part 1 Which Version For The Lab?

Installing vCAC 6.0.1.1 – Part 3: Certificates Prep and Configuration (Continued)

Continuing from the previous posts. Here we shall generate the certificates used for the vCAC appliances. Step 5: Install Open SSL VMware requires that a very specific version of Open SSL is installed for use with vCAC 6.0.1.1 appliances and components.  In this instance we have to use Open SSL v0.9.8zb as anything from the … Continue reading Installing vCAC 6.0.1.1 – Part 3: Certificates Prep and Configuration (Continued)

Installing vCAC 6.0.1.1 – Part 2: Certificates Prep and Configuration

When installing vCAC in a distributed / load balanced way it is not possible to use self-signed certificates to get everything working correctly (wildcard certs are not supported either).  Therefore, correct certificates have to be generated for your environment and then issued for the various vCAC components.  In a production environment the Public Key Infrastructure … Continue reading Installing vCAC 6.0.1.1 – Part 2: Certificates Prep and Configuration

Installing vCAC 6.0.1.1 – Part 1: Windows Pre-Requisites

This series of posts will guide you through a full distributed install of VMware vCloud Automation Center (vCAC 6.0.1.1). This is something I’ve done in a live environment but I’m going to try to re-create a small setup in my lab environment to enable me to test upgrading between vCAC versions. Why? Because I’m interested. … Continue reading Installing vCAC 6.0.1.1 – Part 1: Windows Pre-Requisites

vCAC: Error Deleting Blueprint It Is Still Being Referenced By 1 Machines.

Whilst testing vCAC (6.0.1.1) we have recently run into a strange little issue when trying to tear down and evacuate everything from a test tenant.  In order to remove  a tenant you must strip back everything first by removing machines, blueprint, reservations, business and fabric groups.  We got as far as removing the blueprints before running … Continue reading vCAC: Error Deleting Blueprint It Is Still Being Referenced By 1 Machines.