vRealize Automation brings a raft of benefits to an organisation. The biggest of these is the ability to enable users to consume complex services without having to rely on the corporate IT department. An example of this is the ability to provision a Docker endpoint, in the form of a vSphere Integrated Containers Virtual Container Host, for developers to deploy containers against. Continue reading
This will quite possibly be the shortest, but yet most useful, posts on vRealize Automation you’ve ever read…
If you regularly develop software components for vRA, you’ve undoubtedly discovered that if for some reason a deployment fails, the machine is automatically deleted within a couple of minutes. This is frustrating as it gives you no time to debug why it failed, as all evidence is deleted with the machine.
Thankfully, Sam McGeown shared the answer a couple of weeks back:
So there you have it. One custom property attached to your blueprint will enable you to see why your deployment failed.
This is one of those things I wished I’da known ages ago!
Occasionally you come across an issue which bugs the hell out of you. Despite
wanting needing to resolve it badly, you know it’s going to be a case of trial and error, and it’s going to consume a lot of your time. The other day I came across one these issues, and just as I suspected, the majority of an evening would be spent trying to resolve it. Continue reading
Earlier this week I had an issue in vRealize Automation where logged-on usernames were being displayed incorrectly. At first I hoped it was just a cosmetic issue, but as I delved deeper it appeared to be a little more than that, and could be an issue for both users and developers.
On 20 June 2017 VMware released the latest version of Horizon View – 7.2. Whilst this release contained a number of product features and enhancements, one of the ones most helpful to teams supporting VDI implementations in the new Helpdesk Tool Continue reading
This might just be the shortest blog post in history, but I spent a disproportionate amount of time today getting this to work so I thought I’d share it (plus I’d know where to find it in future). In both production and the lab environments we use F5 LTMs to load-balance our VMware Horizon View traffic. Continue reading
Yesterday I decided it was time to rebuild my VCSA. Being a brand new one, I thought it would be a good opportunity to replace the default untrusted SSL certificates with genuine ones issued from my in-house Microsoft Certificate Authority. Continue reading
We’re using Chef at our company to help us solve our compliance and automation challenges. To enable the software to connect to the servers in our estate first however, there needs to be some sort of agent or remote shell running. For our Windows hosts this can be WinRM, but it is not enabled by default. Continue reading