Recently I had an issue with vRealize Automation communicating with my SQL Server. Unfortunately, the IaaS database plays a fundamental part in any vRA installation, so any problem with it will severely limit your deployment. Continue reading
The installation has experienced a number of issues, the most recent being that I upgraded to version 6.2.3 and it appears to have caused an issue. Continue reading
A few days ago I found I was unable to add reservations to my vRealize Automation installation. After finding VMware knowledge base article 2089503, I realised it was because I’d forgotten to configure the Microsoft Distributed Transaction Co-ordinator (MSDTC) on my new SQL cluster. Continue reading
About a month ago I accidentally deleted a SQL database as part of a migration to a new failover cluster. The database in question was the IaaS database used by my vRealize Automation installation, and no backup was available. Mistakes like that in a lab happen from time to time and are okay, as long as you can be the one to fix them. Continue reading
In part 10 we configured the vRealize Automation default tenant for our lab. We decided against using multiple tenants as the lab is only hosting one organization, and business groups utilizing it will be defined using other means.
In this part, we configure the blueprints which will make up our service catalog. Continue reading
This is due to an error I’ve encountered whilst trying to add a licence for the IaaS components. Once I have resolved this (or pulled out all my hair and called VMware!) I will continue on with the series.
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In part 8 we installed and configured the vRealize Automation Appliance into the lab.
In this part we deploy and configure the IaaS platform. This will involve building a Windows Server VM and installing the requisite components. Once done, we will secure the platform with an SSL certificate from our Certificate Authority. Continue reading
In part 7 we configured SSL certificates for our newly deployed vCenter Server Appliance. In this part, we deploy the vRealize Automation Appliance into the lab.
After deployment we will perform a number of tasks to enable the appliance to work in the lab environment.
In part 6 we installed and configured a vCenter Server Appliance in the lab. This will manage the various components, plus serve as an endpoint for vRealize Automation.
In this post we replace the default SSL certificates from the vCSA with trusted certificates from our in-house certificate authority. Continue reading