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)[…]

Clustering the vRO Cluster Database using SQL Server (PoC) (SKKB1027)

In this post we will demonstrate in a PoC how to configure and a Microsoft SQL Server Cluster to provide a highly available database instance and use it in a VMware vRealize Orchestrator (vRO) cluster server. Lab Environment Introduction The Setup Setting up the Windows Cluster Setting up the SQL Cluster Setting up the vRO Read more about Clustering the vRO Cluster Database using SQL Server (PoC) (SKKB1027)[…]

Renaming a vRA Managed vSphere Cluster or vSphere Host (SKKB1026)

In this blog article we will see how can we rename vRealize Automation (vRA) 7.0 managed vSphere Cluster or vSphere Host without causing errors in vRA. Steps outlined here are also tested for vRA 6.2.3 Lab Environment Introduction Renaming a vSphere Host Preparation Execution Test Renaming a vSphere Cluster Preparation Execution Test Additional Resources Final Read more about Renaming a vRA Managed vSphere Cluster or vSphere Host (SKKB1026)[…]

How To Configure HA LDAP Server with the vRO Active Directory Plug-in Using F5 BIG-IP (SKKB1025)

In this post we will demonstrate how to configure a highly available (HA) LDAP server to use with the VMware vRealize Orchestrator Server (vRO) Active Directory Plug-in.We will accomplish this task using F5 BIG-IP. This approach can also be used to achieve LDAP load balancing (LB) not only HA. Lab Environment Introduction Solution Additional Resources Read more about How To Configure HA LDAP Server with the vRO Active Directory Plug-in Using F5 BIG-IP (SKKB1025)[…]

How to set vIDM (SSO) LDAP Site-Affinity for vRA (SKKB1024)

In this article we take a look into how can we set LDAP site affinity for VMware Identity Manager (vIDM) and VMware Identity Appliance (IDA) , especially when used as Identity Provider by vRealize Automation (vRA). We will look into native vIDM options that let us accomplish this as well as how to achieve this Read more about How to set vIDM (SSO) LDAP Site-Affinity for vRA (SKKB1024)[…]

How to reactivate F5 BIG-IP VE with expired license (Configuration Utility restarting…) (SKKB1023)

Introduction Lab Environment Problem Solution Final Step Introduction In this article we will see how we can reactivate a F5 BIG-IP VE (Virtual Edition) Appliance that has an expired license. When the license is expired the BIG-IP Configuration utility gets stuck in “Configuration Utility restarting…” and you cannot login. We will focus on one of Read more about How to reactivate F5 BIG-IP VE with expired license (Configuration Utility restarting…) (SKKB1023)[…]

Orchestrator Certificates Explained (SKKB1022)

Introduction Lab Environment Orchestrator Communication Overview Orchestrator Certificates: Purpose and Characteristics Certificate for HTTPS 5480 Certificate for HTTPS 8281 & 8283 Certificate for Package Signing Managing the Orchestrator Certificates Certificate Keys and Stores Orchestrator Server Java KeyStore (jssacacerts) Overview of SSL Communication, Keys, and Stores Orchestrator Certificates: Purpose and Characteristics Use Case 1 (VAMI 5480) Read more about Orchestrator Certificates Explained (SKKB1022)[…]