vRA with Cloud-init and Static Networking

Overview This article is all about leveraging the static network assignment construct in vRA Cloud/8 Cloud Assembly blueprints and the impact this has (currently) on provisioning vSphere VMs. This topic seems to cause lots of head scratching and issues, really because currently if you try and leverage static address assignments (i.e. asking vRA to assign … Continue reading vRA with Cloud-init and Static Networking

vRealize Automation – Adding Groups to an Existing Identity Directory using vRO

I work with alot of customers in VMware from small to big multi-nationals and everything in-between.  One of my current large retail customers has been developing a business group onboarding service for vRealize Automation 7.5 which involves automating: Active Directory group creation and population modification of the vRA directory configuration directory synchronisation business group creation … Continue reading vRealize Automation – Adding Groups to an Existing Identity Directory using vRO

vRealize Automation – External Identity Management

This article came out of a need to test authentication options other than the embedded identity manager that comes within vRA 7.x.  The premise was that embedded vIDM did not offer enough control for customising domain controller selection when using Integrated Windows Authentication (we'll save this for another article, suffice to say we needed to … Continue reading vRealize Automation – External Identity Management