One-armed versus inline load balancer with vRA and NSX

VMware NSX supports two types of load balancers, the one-armed load balancer and the inline load balancer. You can add both load balancer types to the design canvas of the converged blueprint designer in vRealize Automation, and include a load balancer in your service design. In this article I will provide you with a … [Read more...]

Join me for vRA and NSX greatness at the NLVMUG Usercon 2018!

It’s time for the biggest and greatest VMUG Usercon in the world: the NLVMUG Usercon! The NLVMUG Usercon 2018 takes place on March 20 at the 1931 conference center (the Brabanthallen) in Den Bosch, The Netherlands. More than 1000 attendees will come together to discuss, listen and talk about the latest … [Read more...]

My VCAP6-CMA Deploy – exam experience

About two weeks ago I took the VMware Certified Advanced Professional 6 – Cloud Management Automation Deploy (3VO-633) exam. Last year I already passed the VCAP6-CMA Design exam at VMworld in Vegas, so after passing the Deploy exam, the VMware Certified Implementation Expert 6 for CMA (VCIX6-CMA) certification is … [Read more...]

VMware Summerschool: vRA blueprint design with NSX networking & security

Join me on a exclusive session that’s part of the VMware Summerschool program in The Netherlands: vRA blueprint design deep dive with VMware NSX networking & security! For several years the VMware NL team is organizing Summerschool! In July and August you have the opportunity to join VMware experts in half … [Read more...]

vRA/NSX error – The following component requests failed: NSX Edge.

Today a short post on vRA i.c.w. NSX. When you try to deploy a blueprint that’s using a NAT network, you might run into the error: “The following component requests failed: NSX Edge”, followed by a kind of a “secret” message with some additional details on what exactly went wrong. A short … [Read more...]

Blueprint consolidation using component profiles in vRA 7.3

One of the new features in vRealize Automation is the Component Profiles feature. With component profiles you can add two new (standard) drop down lists in your vRA request form: VM t-shirts sizes and VM images. So, no need for a custom vRO t-shirt size workflow anymore and you can provide a user with different … [Read more...]

vRA 7.3: Certificate not trusted & data collection failed

After upgrading to vRealize Automation 7.3 you might run into issues with your (vSphere) endpoints in vRA. Data collection will fail: And the log will show a lot of certificate errors: Upgrading to vRA 7.3 will make changes to the original endpoints, which will make the original certificates untrusted. It’s easy … [Read more...]

VMware vRealize Automation 7.3 is available now

Today vRealize Automation 7.3 was released, VMware’s solution for self-service provisioning, automation & orchestration. Although it’s a point release  some interesting enhancements are included in this release. Let me summarize some of the stuff I particularly like: T-shirt sizing, yes it’s … [Read more...]

vRA 6 distributed setup problems

vRA6 distributed setup problems with slow network and the com.vmware.csp.component.iaas.proxy.provider@csp.places.iaas.label text … [Read more...]

How to configure location specific vRO servers in vRA

The post How to configure location specific vRO servers in vRA appeared first on - Virtualization & Cloud Management. With vRealize Automation you can connect to different vRealize Orchestrator servers for handling your workflow stubs. Just add more vCenter Orchestrator endpoints or configure a vRO … [Read more...]