Adventures in vRealize Automation 8

Follow along as I create a flexible VMware vRealize Automation 8 environment for provisioning virtual machines - all from the comfort of my Intel NUC homelab.

VMware Home Lab on Intel NUC 9

13 minute read

I picked up an Intel NUC 9 Extreme kit a few months back (thanks, VMware!) and have been slowly tinkering with turning it into an extremely capable self-cont...

vRA8 Custom Provisioning: Part One

8 minute read

I recently shared some details about my little self-contained VMware homelab as well as how I integrated {php}IPAM into vRealize Automation 8 for assigning I...

vRA8 Custom Provisioning: Part Two

22 minute read

We last left off this series after I’d set up vRA, performed a test deployment off of a minimal cloud template, and then enhanced the simple template to use ...

vRA8 Custom Provisioning: Part Three

8 minute read

Picking up after Part Two, I now have a pretty handy vRealize Orchestrator workflow to generate unique hostnames according to a defined naming standard. It e...

vRA8 Custom Provisioning: Part Four

10 minute read

My last post in this series marked the completion of the vRealize Orchestrator workflow that I use for pre-provisioning tasks, namely generating a unique seq...

Notes on vRA HA with NSX-ALB

7 minute read

This is going to be a pretty quick recap of the steps I recently took to convert a single-node instance of vRealize Automation 8.4.2 into a 3-node High-Avail...

Run scripts in guest OS with vRA ABX Actions

15 minute read

Thus far in my vRealize Automation project, I’ve primarily been handing the payload over to vRealize Orchestrator to do the heavy lifting on the back end. Th...