So, Were you thinking about building a home based VMware lab? Are you unsure about the best way to go about this? Do you need information on upgrades or the way forward? Or perhaps you'e got a killer lab already and want to share your knowledge with the world. You should probably head on over … Continue reading On The Subject of HomeLabs
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?
Well, I was greeted with a text from a friend this morning excitdly saying that vRA 7 was finally available on the VMware portal. He was right, it is! So this means I'm in download and read mode. Hopefully I'll be able to get it in to the home lab reasonably simply.