(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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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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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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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...]

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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VMworld2015 Hands on Labs Open today!!!

VMworld2015 Hands On Labs open today! Don't forget to stop by the Hands On Labs and check out some of this years awesome labs that are available.  Last night we had the lab burn in and they are open to day.  There are labs for just about everything you can imagine.  Not sure what lab is right for you, that's fine stop by and chat with some subject matter experts that will help you determine which lab is the right fit for you.    There are roughly 350 terminals in the HOL this year along with … [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 vSphere 6 – Manually upgrading vSphere 6.0 to vSphere 6.0 Update 2 with ease

You have read all the announcements about vSphere 6.0 Update 2 being released and now you want to upgrade.  Maybe you haven’t tried out the embedded web ui and are tired on needing to use the thick client when your VC goes down.  Whatever the reason applying the update is pretty easy and straight forward. Updating vCenter Appliance First things first we need to upgrade vCenter to Update 2.  To do this manually you will first need to download the vSphere patch iso … [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 doorbell, Canary, Harmony Hub, and a number of other hubs, devices, and sensors.  As I started my project I realized on their own non of these products do a great job at automation.  Sure you can control … [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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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...]

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VMware vRealize Automation – vRA7 – Easily prepare Windows Server 2012 R2 templates for use with vRA7

Looking to prepare a Windows template for use with vRA7?  Want to utilize the vRA Guest Agent as well as Software Components?  Great!  The very talented Gary Coburn has built a package that will it all for you.  If you have ever … [Read More...]

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VMware vRealize Automation – vRA7–vRealize Orchestrator vRealize Automation plugin 7.0.1 is now released

OK not too much on this one.  If you wan to upgrade vRA to 7.0.1 and you want to use the plug-in in vRO 7.0 or 7.0.1 you will need this.  That’s basically it.  Just don’t forget you need this if you are upgrading and if you are doing a … [Read More...]

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vRealize Code Stream – vRCS7 – vRealize Code Stream Management Pack for IT DevOps 2.0 has been released

If you haven’t looked at Code Stream, you may want to now.  Code Stream as you may or may not know is VMware’s DevOps product, but what you may not know is that with this management pack it adds some features to your vRA deployment that you may … [Read More...]

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VMware vRealize Orchestrator – vRO–vRealize Orchestrator 7.0.1 has been released and is now live.

You will soon see the theme in all the releases that have been released today.  Earlier I posted that vRA 7.0.1 was released and of course vRA and vRO are tightly tied so it seems obvious they would release an updated vRO as well.  vRO … [Read More...]