Auto-Scaling Deep Dive

Purpose I wrote a blog on Auto-Scaling and got many questions regarding that topic. Also, after the release of vRealize Automation 7.3.1 onwards, the workflows stopped working. So, this post has the answer to all those questions and the updated package which will work with vRealize Automation versions upwards from 7.3. Though this post mainly cover Automation vRealize Operations How to vRealize Automation vRealize Orchestrator

Journey from Wordpress to Hexo and Clarity

Purpose I recently moved my blog from Wordpress to Hexo. Also, I moved hosting platform from Siteground to S3 (AWS). This blog post details the rationale behind the decisions. It also describes how I learnt to build a Hexo theme using VMware Clarity environment. So overall this captures the following topics: * My journey from Wordpress to Hexo * How to General

Oracle Weblogic-as-a-Service for vRealize Automation

Purpose Recently I got a request to build a Weblogic-as-a-Service in vRealize Automation for a customer. This post provides details of that custom built Out-of-the-Box Oracle Weblogic-as-a-Service in vRealize Automation. Requirement: The requirement is to deploy a Weblogic Cluster as a whole. Also, user should be able to choose any number of nodes How to vRealize Automation vRealize Orchestrator

VMworld report from the field

Purpose I am attending this year’s VMworld US and decided to write my experience so far. Read on to know what’s new with VMware and other technologies. Details: First, this is an amazing experience. If you are someone working with VMware technologies, then at least once you need to be in a VMworld. It’s amazing to see so many people in a single pl General

How to manually edit vRealize Automation vPostgres database

Purpose Did you ever have the need to manually edit the vRealize Automation vPostgres database? This post covers exactly that topic. It provides detailed steps on how you can access the database and modify it. So without further ado start reading the post. Introduction: There are times when we are forced to modify the inbuilt database of vRA serve How to vRealize Automation

OOTB Shared DB as a Service complete with Day 2 Operations

Purpose The [first part of the post]Out-of-the-box shared DB-as-a-Service in vRealize Automation dealt with “Out of the box Shared DB as a Service”. In addition to other points, where I explained about Shared DB as a Service using a vRO package. Limitation of that package is, it only creates the DB in real Database. Created databases do not appear How to vRealize Automation vRealize Orchestrator

Out-of-the-box shared DB-as-a-Service in vRealize Automation

Purpose This blog post provides details of shared DB-as-a-Service capability in vRealize Automation. This functionality provided by vRO workflows. A vRO package was created and is available here. Details of the required tools and configuration steps are also provided. Also, the repository details of the package given. Introduction: In last few mo How to vRealize Automation vRealize Orchestrator

Automatically create custom dynamic groups in vROps as per vCenter Tags

Purpose Do you want to create custom dynamic groups in vROps which matches the tags created in vCenter server? You can do this manually, but you have large number of tags created. How to tackle that programmatically? This post covers the exact point. Read on to know how you can automatically create custom dynamic groups in vROps server. These group Automation Scripting PowerCLI Python vRealize Operations How to