Category: vCenter Orchestrator

Ideal CentOS minimal template for Automation

Ever try to build a CentOS image for use with automation or just simply use for templates in general with VMware? I can tell you from experience it can be very frustrating to have a great VM that you thought would work for cloning but when you actually test it nothing seems to work. With …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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