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Install vRealize Automation 8 (vRA8)

There are a couple of ways you can install vRA8 and this post will summarise them along with providing links to my other blog posts which go through the processes in detail. Easy Installer This is the easiest way to install vRA8 so the name is quite apt 🙂 There are however some limitations using this method. Firstly it will only install a single vIDM node, you will have to manual scale this out post…

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Arrival of vRealize Automation (vRA) 8

vRealize Automation (vRA) 8 has arrived but it might as well be called something else, it is that different to previous versions. The first and probably major difference to mention is the architecture. Previous versions involved having the vRA appliance (running postgres) and Windows servers including a Microsoft SQL database running the IaaS components. vRA 8 combines all these components into a single appliance running kubernetes containers. You can see the VMware reference diagram below…

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vRealize Automation (vRA) 7.x NSX XaaS Resource Actions Issue

I experienced this issue when working on a particular platform, it was a weird one and took some trial and error to fix so thought I would document it. The Issue When trying to view a NSX XaaS provisioned item it would just display a blank white page. Also if a resource (day 2) action was attempted on the provisioned item a red ‘internal error’ box would be displayed and so the resource (day 2)…

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vRealize Automation (vRA) 7.x Remote Console Issue

I experienced this issue while working on a particular platform. It was a weird one so thought I would document it. The Issue Trying to remote console to a VM using the vRealize Automation (vRA) portal would fail with the message… Cannot establish a remote console connection , verify that the machine is powered on if the server has self-signed certificate, you might need to accept certificate, then close and retry the connection. I found…

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