(vRA) vRealize Automation - Formerly known as vCloud Autoamtion Center (vCAC)
(vROM) vRealize Operations Manager - Formerly know as vCenter Operations Manager (vCOM).
(vRB) vRealize Business - Formerly known as IT Business Management. (ITBM).
(vRAS) vRealize Application Services - Formerly known as vCenter Application Services.
(vLI) vRealize Log Insight - Formerly known as vCenter Log Insight.

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VMware round of Q2 releases including vRA 7.1, vROPs 6.3, vRCS 2.1, Cloud Client 4.2, vRB 7.1 and more

Many of you may have already seen the news, but I like to create a roll up to make it easy to see what’s been newly released.  Yesterday Tuesday August 23rd 2016 VMware released a number of much awaited Management product updates.  See below for a breakdown of the updates per product.   vRealize Automation 7.1   What’s new? vRealize Automation 7.1 is optimized for growing clouds thanks to significant improvements in the automated installation experience. vRealize … [Read More...]

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Platypus Project Update

Over the weekend Roman, Grant, John and I released a significant update to the platypus project, which is essentially a very simple and elegant way to provide a Swagger based documentation of several VMware Products.  This project started out by providing a quick way to consume the vRealize Automation 7 API, but it has grown a healthy set of legs. One of the goals of the project was to take publicly available specifications and make them consumable and adaptable by the larger … [Read More...]

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VMware round of Q2 releases including vRA 7.1, vROPs 6.3, vRCS 2.1, Cloud Client 4.2, vRB 7.1 and more

Many of you may have already seen the news, but I like to create a roll up to make it easy to see what’s been newly released.  Yesterday Tuesday August 23rd 2016 VMware released a number of much awaited Management product updates.  See below for a breakdown of the updates per product.   vRealize Automation 7.1   What’s new? vRealize Automation 7.1 is optimized for growing clouds thanks to significant improvements in the automated installation experience. vRealize … [Read More...]

New author and guest authors on dailyhypervisor

I’m happy to inform everyone that dailyhypervisor has a new author that will be bringing you some great cloud management content.  Chris Lennon a very talented individual on the VMware National Software Defined Enterprise Solution Engineering Team.  Chris has expert knowledge in vRealize Automation, vRealize Operations,  vRealize Log Insight, vRealize Configuration manager, and more.   You can check out Chris’s bio here. Dailyhypervisor is also getting some new guest … [Read More...]

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VMware round of Q2 releases including vRA 7.1, vROPs 6.3, vRCS 2.1, Cloud Client 4.2, vRB 7.1 and more

Many of you may have already seen the news, but I like to create a roll up to make it easy to see what’s been newly released.  Yesterday Tuesday August 23rd 2016 VMware released a number of much awaited Management product updates.  See below for a breakdown of the updates per product.   vRealize Automation 7.1   What’s new? vRealize Automation 7.1 is optimized for growing clouds thanks to significant improvements in the automated installation experience. vRealize … [Read More...]

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vCenter 6 fails to boot with LVM file system errors and needs fsck

If your vCenter server 6 has ever crashed or maybe after you performed an upgrade you are presented with a screen telling you that you need to run an fsck on the file system.  Now logically you run fsck against /dev/sda3 which is the root partition.  If you find that there are no errors on /dev/sda3 you might find yourself scratching your head and wondering what now.  You could go and try to check /dev/sda1 & /dev/sda2.  With no luck there the head scratching may become a bit more intense. … [Read More...]

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Home Automation with vRealize Orchestrator and Wink

You might read the title and think to yourself 'Why would I want to use vRO with Wink?"  Well there are a number of reasons.  I created this because being an automation specialist I thought it would be cool to automate my home.  When I started down this path I got a wink hub, a smartthing hub, a philips hue hub, Chamberlain MyQ Garage Door Openers, Kwickset locks, Leviton & GE switches, Light Bulbs, a Smappee Energy, Water, & Gas Monitor, Nest Thermostat, Nest Protect, EcoBee, Ring … [Read More...]

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Ubiquiti Unifi Controller

As I start to dig into each of the individual Ubiquiti components that I wrote about in my previous article,  I though it would be a good idea to start with the Unifi Controller.  The Unifi controller is the central management interface for all the components I am using.  Ubiquiti makes a version for just about every operating system so you shouldn't have any issues finding your flavor of choice.    I use to run the MAC version when I was only using the Unifi AC access points.  I would load it … [Read More...]

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VMware round of Q2 releases including vRA 7.1, vROPs 6.3, vRCS 2.1, Cloud Client 4.2, vRB 7.1 and more

Many of you may have already seen the news, but I like to create a roll up to make it easy to see what’s been newly released.  Yesterday Tuesday August 23rd 2016 VMware released a number of much awaited Management product updates.  See below for a breakdown of the updates per product.   vRealize Automation 7.1   What’s new? vRealize Automation 7.1 is optimized for growing clouds thanks to significant improvements in the automated installation experience. vRealize Automation 7.1 continue simplifying the primarily and secondary setup process by adding ability to automate the setup process among similar deployments leveraging the new Silent Installer. Cloud Admins are … [Read More...]

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No clouds just people – I have an ask for all of you!

If you read  my blogs you know I'm usually all business talking tech and providing my readers with what I hope is useful information.  Today I'm … [Read More...]

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vCloud Automation Center – vCAC 5.1 – Custom Property of the Day #6 – Clone From

POTD #6 Clone From   vCAC version: 5.1   Property Name   CloneFrom … [Read More...]

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vCloud Automation Center – vCAC 5.1 – Custom Property of the Day #5 – Clone Spec

POTD #5 Clone Spec   vCAC version: 5.1   Property Name   CloneSpec … [Read More...]

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vCloud Automation Center – vCAC 5.1 – Custom Property of the Day #4 – vCenter Folders

POTD #4 vCenter Folders   vCAC version: 5.1   Property Name   VMware.VirtualCenter.Folder … [Read More...]

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vCloud Automation Center – vCAC 5.1 – Custom Property of the Day #3 – Thin Provisioning

POTD #3 Thin Provision   vCAC version: 5.1   Property Name   VirtualMachine.Admin.ThinProvision … [Read More...]

vCAC Demystified

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vCloud Automation Center – vCAC 5.2 – Virtual Machine LifeCycle Demystified

vCAC has what is referred to as the "Master Workflow" which makes up the Virtual Machine Lifecycle. The Master workflow is the top level workflow states that a virtual machine will go through, throughout it's life. These workflow states tie pretty … [Read More...]

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vCloud Automation Cetner 5.2 – vCAC 5.2 and Citrix XenDesktop Demystified

I have seen a rise in questions regarding vCAC 5.x and integration with XenDesktop. This article is not a step by step on how to configure integration with XenDesktop, but information on capabilities and use cases for integration. Supported … [Read More...]

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vCloud Automation Center – vCAC 5.1 – Custom Properties Demystified

vCAC utilizes custom properties in many different ways. They can be very useful if properly understood. To start with there are two high level classifications for custom properties. Those are: Reserved Custom Properties - These are properties … [Read More...]

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vCloud Automation Center – vCAC 5.1 – Reservations Demystified

I have written a few articles that show you how to configure "Reservations" in vCAC. In this article I'm going to dig in to some details around "Reservations", how they work, and the additional options that are available for them. What are … [Read More...]

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vCloud Automation Center- vCAC 5.1 – DEMs Demystified

There are two types of DEMs that are used within vCAC.  Those are: Orchestrator DEM Worker DEM   DEMs in General You have to have at least one Orchestrator DEM and Worker DEM, but depending on the size of your environment you may have … [Read More...]

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New author and guest authors on dailyhypervisor

I’m happy to inform everyone that dailyhypervisor has a new author that will be bringing you some great cloud management content.  Chris Lennon a very talented individual on the VMware National Software Defined Enterprise Solution Engineering … [Read More...]

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VMware vRealize Automation – vRA7 – Infrastructure as Code (IaC)

vRA has a great UI for provisioning VM's, but with developers needing infrastructure on demand and wanting to have the ability for continuous integration.  With the new and updated vRA API's you can now easily code your own deployment scripts or … [Read More...]

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VMware vSphere 6.0 Update 2.0 has been released

Along with all the management product releases I posted yesterday VMware has also release Update 2.0 for vSphere.  It looks like eater has come early and VMware has given us all some goodies in our basket.  Between the management products … [Read More...]

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VMware vRealize Automation – vRA7 – The dawn of the vRealize Automation 7 Event Broker

vRA 7 introduced a number of new and very useful features such as unified blueprints, software components, event broker, and others.  The event broker however has proven itself to be one of the most power new features we have seen in some … [Read More...]

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VMware vRealize Automation – vRA7 – Custom Hostnaming Extension for vRA7 and beyond

Overview One of the most frequent asks when using vRA is, "How do I deploy machines using my company's hostnaming standards automatically using vRA?"  Since the out-of-the box hostnaming only provides a way to do prefix-suffix, the answer to this … [Read More...]