Category: vCAC 6

May 22

vCAC Enterprise (formerly Application Director), automated agent installation for Windows

As with all things I find that keeping this small and focused will make it much easier to consume and potentially grow. One of the many valuable feature I find with vCAC and vCO is how much one workflow can build out from another and grow into this beautiful and very functional system as demand …

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Apr 28

How bout we let users set their default admin or root password?

As many of you may know one of the features that was available in vCD was the ability to have a unique password when the consumers requested the vApps. Obviously this was great for security but wasn’t always loved by the users. Enter vCAC which gives you some more flexibility and can be augmented so …

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Apr 28

vCAC login challenges?

Are you trying to log onto vCAC and just being redirected back to the login page with no feedback? How bout seeing a submit button in the upper left hand corner after attempting login? Have you gone back to the https://vcac.fqdn/shell-ui-app and happen to see a “System Exception” error on your Identity Store?

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Mar 19

Learning vCAC galore!!!

Over my tenure working with vCAC 6.0 I have come to know the product pretty darn well and often hear from customers that they would like some additional access that helps them get the same level of comfort. Thankfully my friends in the VMware Cloud Automation BU have actually created a great set of small …

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Mar 14

What do I need to install vCAC???

After getting this question from many customers and then clogging up a number of inboxes, I felt it was worth the effort to put this in a central place for all to consume. If you want to take the next steps and do installation, I recommend looking at some of my fellow bloggers posts. See …

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Mar 08

Utilizing the vCAC workflow template

*Warning before we begin, in this post I am making the assumption that you are not using vCD as an endpoint. If you are then I recommend skipping this tutorial all together. Today we’re going to focus on the included vCAC Plugin in vCO, and more specifically how we can start to take the default …

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Mar 02

vCAC & vCO a marriage made in the clouds – Part 3

Welcome to Part 3 where we will associate state change workflows to execute against vCO. Fundamentally this is the step that will populate the actions you would like to take when a state changes during automation process. For this example we are going to use the a simple workflow that collects the properties assigned to …

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Jan 09

vCAC & vCO a marriage made in the clouds – Part 2

After a long holiday season it’s officially time to get back at it and I thought no better time than the present. So here we go into Part 2 which will focus on configuring the connections between vCO and some useful components. If you haven’t reviewed Part 1 feel free to follow the link below. …

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Dec 18

vCAC & vCO a marriage made in the clouds – Part 1

In case you weren’t aware, with the introduction of vCAC 6.0 we have officially brought together the two major automation offerings in our portfolio, vCO and vCAC automation. There has always been the ability to call vCO from DynamicOps and VCAC but with this release the two are finally officially married and the possibilities are …

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Dec 11

Busy day of release announcements today!

Well today was a big day here at VMware and the release of many product updates have been announced. Just the basic list is vCenter Operations Manager Suite vCenter Operations Manager 5.8 vCenter Configuration Manager 5.8 vCenter Hyperic 5.8 vCenter Infrastructure Navigator 5.8 vCenter Chargeback Manager 2.6

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