Tag: vCAC

May 05

VMworld 2016 public voting is open, please vote for my sessions.

Well it’s that time again and I’m on a crusade to get back to the stage at VMworld. Thankfully we’re back in Vegas this year so I must say it’s going to be a great year. If you’ve ever been a participant in any of the sessions that I’ve been involved in you already know that …

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May 02

vRealize Automation 7 – Enabling the Event Broker part 2

Well my hope is that you have already read through the Enabling the Event Broker that was posted in January. Then were thirsty for more and more around the Event broker. If you recall, in that post we covered the basics of consuming the payload from vRA 7 and utilize it just like we did the …

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Mar 02

Utilizing vCloud Air onDemand with vRA 6.2

One of the best things introduced at the end of 2014 with our friends in vCloud Air was the ability to be a true pay as you go option. Many customer calls I’ve been on have been focused around being able to finally use cloud bursting into vCA without incurring the on going cost of …

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Jun 10

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.

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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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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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