vRealize Automation Suite Upgrade – part 2

Over the next few posts we will focus on the install, config, and upgrade of the vRealize Automation components. Starting here we will step through a multi-part series for the complete update for SSO, vCAC, IaaS, App Services, and ITBM Std. Additionally if you would rather have a video than this multi-part walk through guide online I have captured and published it to youtube.

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Mötörclöüd Rocks VMworld – Announces DOUBLE BASS Cloud Power!

Mötörclöüd rocked VMworld Wednesday morning during the breakout session Smells Like Team Spirit: Achieve Hybrid Operations Nirvana.  And in return, they found their new bass player “The Process”:


On the heels of this great event, founding members Mack Vance and Hollywood Harold have announced that they are making room for one more bandmate as they announce “DOUBLE BASS CLOUD POWER!”. Continue reading

Rock Icons Mötörclöüd Turn To VMworld To Find Next Bass Player

The pioneers of “Software-Defined Rock and Roll” are turning to one of the tech industries most exciting trade shows to find its new bass player.  According to Bite Back Records, Mötörclöüd lost their bass player Ant “vMan” Anthony last week in a freak vMotion incident when Anthony attempted to vMotion himself from one tour bus to another….  at 80MPH.  They have not seen him since.

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“Oh me” – we got two sessions!

Well ladies and gents it’s that time again, time to setup your schedule for VMworld.

As it turns out we have been fortunate enough to be given two opportunities to share the “Gary and Jay road show” with you. You can expect to leave this session with the tools and education to go from zero automation to deploying a business functional app on both private and hybrid environments. You will be entertained, educated, and have an opportunity to participate. We look forward to seeing you there!

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vCAC Optimization Guide

My colleagues Jad and Ryan worked to get a optimization guide for vCAC pulled together. I recommend everyone running vCAC look at this and see if you can make the tool even better by improving the responsiveness. Great work guys!



vCAC + vCAC combined training now in BETA

“You have a course for vCO, You have a course for vCAC, but since they are so complimentary why isn’t there an extensibility course that combines them.”

I have heard many times in the last few months. Well ladies and gents it has finally been introduced in beta. While you may not yet be able to attend this class yet, it should illustrate that we are working hard to get this out to the public! Feel free to review the datasheet link below and cross your fingers this is available as soon as possible to the public.




Breaking News: Horizon 6 released!!!

I’m sure if you have been following this blog you saw a post about Horizon 6 and the VMware End User Computing story and thought why would he be focusing on that announcement as opposed to another vCAC specific post. Well if you haven’t seen or heard this a huge milestone for both our EUC offering and our complimentary automation of EUC.

vCAC has for a long time been able to enable DaaS through Citrix or creative powerCLI motions for View. As of today though we cross into a world where we can automate the Horizon 6 products through vCAC utilizing the vCO plugin.

Check out the links for all the information, and let’s get to automating the desktop as much as we are the servers!

Horizon 6 and vCO Plugin

doDeletes – vCAC’s lost troubleshooting command

As many of you probably already know there is a feature in vCloud Automation Center that will automatically destroy a VM if the guest agent or vCO workflow fail during the build or provision state. This is great for returning resources including IP and disk space. However, when troubleshooting this becomes a pretty real challenge. Continue reading

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 that in mind I thought I would create this post. In a very verbose manner we will walk through the following steps

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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 changes. This is where we will start today something small but valuable. Focusing 100% on windows today, the next steps will include Linux, and then automated blueprint creation.

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