Using vCenter Content Library with vRealize Automation 8

To speed up vRA VM deployments a common used practice is to copy the “golden” VM templates to each vSphere cluster with a script or via vRealize Orchestrator. In addition for vRA7 environments, the custom property “CloneFrom” [Custom Property] in combination with an Orchestrator Workflow is used to select the template from the cluster that the new VM is deployed...

VIDM 3.3.5 to 3.3.6 Upgrade Error – Fix the missing OVF Properties with PowerCLi.

After the release of vRealize Automation 8.6.2 and deploying this in greenfield, I also wanted to upgrade my “production” environment. Before you can upgrade to vRA 8.6.2, you have to upgrade vRSLCM to version 8.6.2 and VIDM to version 3.3.6. Both vRSLCM and VIDM contain log4j version 2.17 to mitigate against [VMSA-2021-0028] for CVE-2021-44228, CVE-2021-45046. The vRSLCM upgrade passed flawless,...

Getting Started with vRA 8 Terraform Runtime Integration

Terraform is gaining a lot of traction in the Infrastructure-as-code space, both from a end-user perspective as within integrations. Let me try to explain what each of these bring with vRA 8! Terraform as end-user For configuring vRA related constructs as Cloud-accounts, Projects, Users, Groups, Cloud-Templates For triggering Cloud-Template deployments Leverages local Terraform executable and provider (vSphere, vRA, NSX, …)...