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
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
Now that we know what we're aiming for we can get the really easy bit out of the way right now. Deploying the vRA 7 Virtual Appliance. Throughout this example I'm using the svc-vra-admin account created in step 1 as it has rights for pretty much everything. NOTE: My lab was running vSphere 5.5 when I … Continue reading Installing Minimal vRA 7: Part 2 Deploying The vRA Appliance
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?
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 18.104.22.168 appliances and components. In this instance we have to use Open SSL v0.9.8zb as anything from the … Continue reading Installing vCAC 22.214.171.124 – Part 3: Certificates Prep and Configuration (Continued)
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 126.96.36.199 – Part 2: Certificates Prep and Configuration
This series of posts will guide you through a full distributed install of VMware vCloud Automation Center (vCAC 188.8.131.52). 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 184.108.40.206 – Part 1: Windows Pre-Requisites