ABX Action to set SSH Key from URL (Gitlab, Github) in a Cloud Assembly Deployment (SKKB1045)

In this article, we will look how we can use a Action-Based Extendibility (ABX) action to fetch Gitlab or Github SSH Keys and use them in a VMware Cloud Assembly Blueprint Deployment. Lab Environment Introduction Issue and Solution Final Step   Update Log: Lab Environment The full lab logical design can be seen HERE. Introduction Read more about ABX Action to set SSH Key from URL (Gitlab, Github) in a Cloud Assembly Deployment (SKKB1045)[…]

Adding an SSH task in CodeStream with a non-root user (SKKB1044)

In this post we will see how we can add an SSH task in VMware Cloud Services CodeStream and connect to the SSH host with a non-root user. Lab Environment Issue and the Solution Final Step   Update Log: Lab Environment The full lab logical design can be seen HERE. Issue and the Solution Recently Read more about Adding an SSH task in CodeStream with a non-root user (SKKB1044)[…]

vROPS: Doing Cluster Level Metric Calculations Using Super Metrics and Custom Groups (SKKB1042)

In this article, we will look how to use Super Metrics and Custom Object Groups to do a Cluster Level calculation in VMware vRealize Operations Manager 7.0. Special thanks to John Dias and Brandon Gordon !!! Lab Environment Introduction Using Super Metrics and Custom Object Gorups Final Step   Update Log: Lab Environment The full Read more about vROPS: Doing Cluster Level Metric Calculations Using Super Metrics and Custom Groups (SKKB1042)[…]

BOOK: Mastering vRealize Operations Manager 6.6 – Second Edition

Hi All! This is my first authored book available at Amazon. Hope you enjoy it. Key Features Get complete control of capacity management in your virtual environment Display the most appropriate performance metrics and assemble your own dashboard Analyze and process data from different sources into a single repository Optimize vRealize Automation workload placement Book Read more about BOOK: Mastering vRealize Operations Manager 6.6 – Second Edition[…]

Managing NSX Manager Global Certificates (SKKB1040)

In this article, we will look how to create and use VMware NSX Manager Global Certificates. Lab Environment Introduction Use Case Solution Final Step   Update Log: Lab Environment The full lab logical design can be seen HERE. Introduction   In a previous post called Managing NSX Edge and Manager Certificates (SKKB1012) we looked into Read more about Managing NSX Manager Global Certificates (SKKB1040)[…]

Configuring the vRealize Automation Plug-in for ITSM (ServiceNow) v1.0.0 – Part 2 (SKKB1039)

In this article we will take a look how to configure The vRealize Automation plugin for ServiceNow . The Plug-in enables ServiceNow users to deploy virtual machines and perform day 2 actions on CMDB resources using vRealize Automation catalog and governance capabilities. Lab Environment PART 1: Configuring a Management, Infrastructure and Discovery (MID) Server PART Read more about Configuring the vRealize Automation Plug-in for ITSM (ServiceNow) v1.0.0 – Part 2 (SKKB1039)[…]

Configuring the vRealize Automation Plug-in for ITSM (ServiceNow) v1.0.0 – Part 1 (SKKB1038)

In this article we will take a look how to configure The vRealize Automation plugin for ServiceNow . The Plug-in enables ServiceNow users to deploy virtual machines and perform day 2 actions on CMDB resources using vRealize Automation catalog and governance capabilities. Lab Environment PART 1: Configuring a Management, Infrastructure and Discovery (MID) Server(this article) Read more about Configuring the vRealize Automation Plug-in for ITSM (ServiceNow) v1.0.0 – Part 1 (SKKB1038)[…]

Unable to login to vRO with error Invalid Username or Password (SKKB1037)

In this post we will take a look at what can be the cause of not being able to login to vRO, especially in the embedded vRO in a distributed vRA deployment,  with [invalid username/password] error. Lab Environment Issue Cause Solution Final Step Update Log: Lab Environment The full lab logical design can be seen Read more about Unable to login to vRO with error Invalid Username or Password (SKKB1037)[…]

vRO Architecture Considerations when Digitally Signing Packages (SKKB1036)

In this blog post we will take a look at how Digitally signing packages in VMware realize Orchestrator (vRO) may affect how you deploy vRO in your environment. Lab Environment Introduction Use Case 1 (Single Digital Signature Issuer) Use Case 2 (Multiple Digital Signature Issuers) Final Step Update Log: Lab Environment The full lab logical Read more about vRO Architecture Considerations when Digitally Signing Packages (SKKB1036)[…]

vRO: Securing Your PowerShell Execution and Password in vRO (SKKB1035)

In this blog post we will take a look at how we can secure your end to end PowerShell Execution from vRO. Including how not to show passwords when using CredSSP in a double-hop authentication scenario. Lab Environment Introduction UseCase 1 (least secure) UseCase 2 UseCase 3 (most secure) Securing the PowerShell Passowrd References Final Read more about vRO: Securing Your PowerShell Execution and Password in vRO (SKKB1035)[…]

vRA Blueprint Deployment Fails with Error “Couldn’t find Host networks Expected [1], Got [0]” with NSX Components (On-Demand Load Balancer) (SKKB1034)

In this post we will take a look into what can be the cause of not being able to deploy an On-Demand Load balancer from a VMware vRealize Automation Blueprint. In more particular when the NSX Edge deployment fails with error similar to “Couldn’t find Host networks Expected [1], Got [0]” Introduction Lab Environment Issue Read more about vRA Blueprint Deployment Fails with Error “Couldn’t find Host networks Expected [1], Got [0]” with NSX Components (On-Demand Load Balancer) (SKKB1034)[…]

BOOK: vRealize Orchestrator Cookbook (2nd edition) OUT !!! (SKKB1033)

The second edition of the VMware vRealize Orchestrator Cookbook is available for pre-order from Amazon. Written by my Daniel Langenhan with technical reviewers me, Burke Azbill , Christophe Decanini , and others… Key Features Unleash the power of VMware vRealize Orchestrator 7 and automate your VMware infrastructure Customize and tune your orchestrator by programming and Read more about BOOK: vRealize Orchestrator Cookbook (2nd edition) OUT !!! (SKKB1033)[…]

Migrating the vRO SQL Database to New Server (SKKB1032)

In this article we will look into how to migrate the VMware vRealize Orchestrator (vRO) database to new server. In particular we will migrate from Microsoft SQL Server 2014 to a new SQL Server 2016 server.  Introduction Lab Environment LB Pre-Migration Tasks vRO Pre-Migration Tasks SQL Server Migration vRO Post-Migration Tasks LB Post-Migration Tasks Final Read more about Migrating the vRO SQL Database to New Server (SKKB1032)[…]

How to Configure vRO to use SSL Connection to a SQL Server Database (SKKB1031)

In this article we will show how to configure VMware vRealize Orchestrator (vRO) to use an SSL connection when communicating with a Microsoft SQL Server database. Introduction Lab Environment Enabling SSL on the SQL Server Trusting the SSL Certificate Chain on the vRO Enabling SSL for the vRO Databse Connection Final Step   Lab Environment Read more about How to Configure vRO to use SSL Connection to a SQL Server Database (SKKB1031)[…]

How to Add a Linux Machine as PowerShell Host in vRO (Linux PS over SSH) (SKKB1030)

In this article we will look into the alpha version of PowerShell v6 for both Linux and Windows. We will show how to execute PowerShell commands between Linux and Windows machines and Vmware vRealize Orchestrator (vRO) Introduction Lab Environment Installing and Configuring PowerShell 6 Setup on Windows Setup on Linux Installing and Configuring OpenSSH Setup Read more about How to Add a Linux Machine as PowerShell Host in vRO (Linux PS over SSH) (SKKB1030)[…]

How to Change the Package Signing Certificate of a vRO Appliance (SKKB1029)

In this post we will take a look how we can change the Package Signing Certificate (PSC) in vRealize Orchestrator (vRO) appliance. Lab Environment Overview Changing the Package Signing Certificate Importing Digitally Signed Packages to a Different Destination vRO Server Backing up your PSC certificate and Private Key Final Step Update Log: 12/02/2016 – Added Read more about How to Change the Package Signing Certificate of a vRO Appliance (SKKB1029)[…]

Troubleshooting Tips: Orchestrator PowerShell Plug-in (SKKB1028)

In this post we will take a look at some at some common issues that one might experience when using the VMware vRealize Orchestrator (vRO) PowerShell Plug-In and especially when using HTTPS protocol or Kerberos authentication for the PowerShell host (PSHost). Introduction Lab Environment Background and General Conciderations Troubleshooting issues when adding a PSHost Troubleshooting Read more about Troubleshooting Tips: Orchestrator PowerShell Plug-in (SKKB1028)[…]