Using Blueprint Options in Cloud Assembly (SKKB1051)

In this blog post we are going to look at how to use Blueprint Options in Cloud Assembly to extend ABX extensibility. Introduction Blueprint Options Final Step   Update Log: Introduction Subscriptions in Cloud Assembly let you subscribe an extensibility action to a particular Event Type so that the action is only triggered for that Read more about Using Blueprint Options in Cloud Assembly (SKKB1051)[…]

ABX Action to Sync Blueprints from Assembly to Gitlab (SKKB1050)

In this blog post we are going to look at how to use an ABX action to enable synchronization of blueprints and blueprint changes from VMware Cloud Assembly to a Gitlab repository. Also how to use AWS Secrets Manager to securely store secrets for our ABX Action. Introduction Using Blueprint Options in the Blueprint Using Read more about ABX Action to Sync Blueprints from Assembly to Gitlab (SKKB1050)[…]

ABX Action to Set a Tag to an Azure Resource Group (SKKB1049)

In this blog post we are going to look at how to assign a tag to an Azure Resource Group using an ABX Action during a VMware Cloud Assembly blueprint deployment. Introduction Preparing the Blueprint Creating the ABX Action Running the ABX Action Final Step   Update Log: Introduction When Assembly deploys resources in Azure Read more about ABX Action to Set a Tag to an Azure Resource Group (SKKB1049)[…]

Using Cloud Assembly Native Auto-Scale Functionality (SKKB1048)

In this blog post we are going to look at how to use VMware Cloud Assembly auto-scale functionality when building AWS Native Blueprints Introduction Configuring Auto-Scale in your Blueprint Final Step   Update Log: Introduction Assembly offers integration with AWS Auto-Scale functionality. You can set it up from your Blueprint editor. It enables you to Read more about Using Cloud Assembly Native Auto-Scale Functionality (SKKB1048)[…]

Extending Custom Naming with Custom Properties in Cloud Assembly (SKKB1046)

In this article, we will look how to extend the custom naming dunctionality in VMware Cloud Assembly with custom properties . Introduction Issue and Solution Final Step   Update Log: Introduction I’m back baby. After few months pause, stuck at home due to you know what, I’ve decided to write few posts that have been Read more about Extending Custom Naming with Custom Properties in Cloud Assembly (SKKB1046)[…]

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)[…]