Tag Archives: vRealize Automation

Using vRA Terraform Service in air-gapped environment

By | 20. July 2021

Since vRealize Automation 8.2 the product includes blueprints that can leverage Terraform services. The implementation leverages a Kubernetes cluster where it creates a temporary pod which loads some data from the internet. For some customers it’s mandatory to have no internet connection in the datacenter. Hence a solution is required that can run in a… Read More »

Dynamic Network Selection in request form with vRealize Automation 8 (part 2)

By | 21. May 2021

In one of my previous blogs, I explained how a network selection on blueprint request can be implemented: https://www.vrealize.it/2020/06/25/vrealize-automation-network-selection-in-request-form/ As always there’s multiple ways to achieve goals. The above-mentioned blog is using custom properties to realize the network selection. This has the general advantage that the process could be used for other selections as well… Read More »

Self-Service user onboarding in vRealize Automation

By | 17. December 2020

vRealize Automation 8/Cloud provides a comprehensive platform to offer service as part of a catalog experience. Users that have been assigned to projects and catalog items can select from the services available and request those accordingly. If new users want to get access to the platform typically an admin user must grant them permissions to… Read More »

Integration of vRealize Automation with Keycloak authentication

By | 13. November 2020

Beforehand I would like to express my thanks to Sascha Warno for his help in configuring the Keycloak integration. vRealize Automation 8 is leveraging VMware Identity Manager for authentication of users. While in most environments Identity Manager is integrated with LDAP directory services like Microsoft Active Directory, it supports a wide variety of other identity… Read More »

Automatic Update of vSphere Templates with Codestream

By | 20. April 2020

Before going into the details I would like to express my thanks to Andreas Diemer, Martin Kosturkov and Christian Liebner for their support in development and testing! Infrastructure as a Service is one of the key use cases of the VMware vRealize Automation solution. While there’s comprehensive ways to create simple or advanced blueprints, customers… Read More »

vRealize Automation 8 API, CLI, Terraform provider, Kubernetes – How developers can benefit from the platform

By | 24. January 2020

Consumption by Catalog A developer can use the graphical interface to model his service or simple use a yaml file and directly start the provisioning. Examples of YAML files can be provided by the IT department and e.g. stored on a github repository to give users access to them. Cloud Assembly syncs content from a… Read More »