Requirement Engineering with vRA

One does not simply, bring software developing processes to an infrastructure focused territory In this post I’ve tried to jot down one possible way with a highlevel view to have the activities between new ideas and delivery of new features sorted and organized in a requirement process, priorizied in a release management and developed in… Continue reading Requirement Engineering with vRA

vRA User Interactions hacks

A vRO / vRA “User Interaction” is a nice feature to have request data completed by several peers and / or gathering data which is not known during request time. To some extend this could also be used to approve a step during a provisioning or WF run. If a XaaS Blueprint or Resource Actions… Continue reading vRA User Interactions hacks

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Orphaned vRA User Interaction

Under followed circumstances an active vRA Manual User Interaction becomes orphaned. No vRO User Interaction will wait for this input form this point in time and vRA just displays the interaction with no content and no options to cancel, reject or submit this task.Only way to get rid of this orphaned Manual User Interaction described… Continue reading Orphaned vRA User Interaction

Dismiss a vRA XaaS deployment

New introduced in vRA 7.5 there is single view for requests and deployments. This feature brings a lot of advantages. Now there is a possiblity to switch from the request to the deployed machine. This works fine for IaaS Blueprints which deploying components or machines. On a failed request you are even able to to… Continue reading Dismiss a vRA XaaS deployment

vRO automated REST endpoint check

Use vRO action to check all configured REST endpoints in a automated fashion and receive a health state.– gathering information of configured REST endpoints of vRO– checking connectivity by telnet of each REST endpoint– report state by eMail based on return value of check– schedule Workflow for daily automated check and report

Useful vRNI queries

get Bytes and Rate by port and application get sum of Bytes and average of Bytes Rate by Port and Application get traffic by destination city get flows to application

How a release pipeline could look like within a small vRA environment

This environment consists: -vRSLCM, 2x vRA minimal Deployment, 2x MSSQL database, 1x external vRO Instance, 1x external vRO instance per developer Consider to have a look at: https://blogs.vmware.com/management/2018/06/vrealizing-iaas-as-a-code-multi-developer-story-with-vrealize-automation-and-lifecycle-suite-content-management.html as well on the vRO Coding-Design Guide: https://docs.vmware.com/en/vRealize-Orchestrator/7.0/vrealize_orchestrator_coding_design_guide.pdf

SnapButler – v1

Getting control on all snapshots in your vSphere environment. Scan your System, Create and Delete snapshots in groups and sequentially. SnapButler helps you to getting a overview of your vSphere environments snapshots, list informations of them. Create and delete them in groups, all together or sequentially. Features: LOGIN Provide following information to authorise with SnapButler… Continue reading SnapButler – v1

vmnic128 with new Cisco nenic driver + AutoDeploy

Following problems I was facing during the upgrade of vSphere 6.0 to 6.5 with Auto Deploy.vCenter and it’s Auto Deploy services were upgraded properly and a new image of ESXi 6.5 with Cisco’s nenic 1.0.6 driver build. Cisco changed their support between the versions 6.0 and 6.5 from enic to nenic.In combination with Auto Deploy… Continue reading vmnic128 with new Cisco nenic driver + AutoDeploy

VCSA 6.5u1 Migration from 6.0u1 fails with vmware-eam

During the migration of vSphere 6.0 vCenter Server based on Windows to a vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 you may facing issues with EAM and certificate.Following was logged: Error: 2018-01-30T16:05:30.651Z | ERROR | main | VcConnection.java | 648 | Error communicating with the vCenter server.com.vmware.vim.vmomi.client.exception.SslException: com.vmware.vim.vmomi.core.exception.CertificateValidationException:Server certificate chain not verified at … Two actions were performed… Continue reading VCSA 6.5u1 Migration from 6.0u1 fails with vmware-eam

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