Homelab: LCM & vRA upgrade

As you know from my previous post I was so eager to start deploying LCM & vRA that I downloaded the wrong version of the appliance. So currently I'm at 8.2 while the latest version is 8.3. In this article I will update LCM & vRA to 8.3 and VIDM will be upgraded to 3.3.4.... Continue Reading →

Homelab: LCM & vRA setup

After installing vCenter, it was time to install LifeCycle manager and vRA. And I'm going to start directly with a note to myself => Make sure you download the latest version :-D. I was so enthusiastic to deploy LCM, that I just downloaded the first version I've encountered, which was 8.2. But the actual version... Continue Reading →

WordPress configuration

Hey guys, sorry for the subscribers on my RSS feed, but this is a post just for myself because I always seem to forget how to do certain configs in WordPress. So now they are in my posts I don't need to look it up anymore in the future 🙂 1. Create an extra category... Continue Reading →

My vSphere 7 Homelab

Till today I was able to run a basic setup on my developer workstation with 64GB of RAM. But once you want to start working with several products as vSphere, vRA & NSX it just doesn't cut it anymore. So I finally decided to invest in a real homelab for further experimenting. However, the only... Continue Reading →

Configuration of vRA – Part 3

In Part 3 we're going to finalize the configuration of our vRA deployment. Content blog article ConfigurationCreate entitlementsCreate serviceCreate blueprintCreate entitlementSRM integrationvRO SRM pluginCloudclient install on SRM serversEncountered issuesAdding vSphere endpoint failedAdding Directory fails with ERROR_BAD_FORMATChange global timeout Configuration 1. Create entitlements 1. Create a service To be able to create entitlements you first need... Continue Reading →

VRO: no logs for workflow runs

Today I had another great issue that eventually got resolved. The problem was that on neither of my built-in vRO appliances I saw the logging of my workflows that ran. On both appliances I just saw "No logs found". Not really handy while you're in the middle of troubleshooting some workflows. Phase 1 troubleshooting First... Continue Reading →

Configuration of vRA – Part 2

In Part 2 we're continuing our configuration. Content blog article ConfigurationActive Directory policiesCreate Active Directory endpointCreate Active Directory policyCreating reservationsCreate a Business GroupCreate a reservation policyCreate a network profileCreate a ReservationConfigure cross-site deploymentsConfigure your web serversConfigure your compute resources Configuration 1. Active Directory policies This is a 2-step process. First you will need to create... Continue Reading →

Configuration of vRA – Part 1

After we did the deployment through LCM in part 1 (link) and we checked our deployment in part 2 (link) it's now time to actually start the configuration of our vRealize environment. Content blog article ConfigurationCreate tenantsCreate vSphere endpointsCreate Active Directory LinkUpdate Identity providerCreate Fabric groups Configuration 1. Create tenants Login with the administrator account... Continue Reading →

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