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Install vRealize Automation (vRA) using vRealize Lifecycle Manager (vRLCM)

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Install vRealize Automation 8 using vRLCM

This blog post is part of the Install vRealize Automation 8 using vRLCM series and focuses on the install of vRealize Automation (vRA). vRA8 simplifies the application stack versus vRA7 by doing away with the Windows IaaS components in place of a self contained appliance. While this is true it does add it’s own complexity. vIDM (VMware Identity Manager) is embedded in vRA 7 appliance, which when vRA is clustered automatically clusters vIDM. In vRA8…

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Install VMware Identity Manager (vIDM) using vRealize Lifecycle Manager (vRLCM)

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Install vRealize Automation 8 using vRLCM

This blog post is part of the Install vRealize Automation 8 using vRLCM series and focuses on the install of VMware Identity Manager (vIDM). vRA8 simplifies the application stack versus vRA7 by doing away with the Windows IaaS components in place of a self contained appliance. While this is true it does add it’s own complexity. vIDM (VMware Identity Manager) is embedded in vRA 7 appliance, which when vRA is clustered automatically clusters vIDM. In…

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Configure vRealize Lifecycle Manager (vRLCM)

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Install vRealize Automation 8 using vRLCM

This blog post is part of the Install vRealize Automation 8 using vRLCM series and focuses on the configure of vRealize Lifecycle Manager (vRLCM). vRA8 simplifies the application stack versus vRA7 by doing away with the Windows IaaS components in place of a self contained appliance. While this is true it does add it’s own complexity. vIDM (VMware Identity Manager) is embedded in vRA 7 appliance, which when vRA is clustered automatically clusters vIDM. In…

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Install vRealize Lifecycle Manager (vRLCM)

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Install vRealize Automation 8 using vRLCM

This blog post is part of the Install vRealize Automation 8 using vRLCM series and focuses on the install of vRealize Lifecycle Manager (vRLCM). vRA8 simplifies the application stack versus vRA7 by doing away with the Windows IaaS components in place of a self contained appliance. While this is true it does add it’s own complexity. vIDM (VMware Identity Manager) is embedded in vRA 7 appliance, which when vRA is clustered automatically clusters vIDM. In…

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VMware NSX SSL VPN Setup

SSL VPN is a brilliant under utilised feature of VMware NSX. Easy to setup, allowing users access to an environment, you can even do more advanced setups by coupling with the context-aware micro-segmentation features of NSX. This tutorial will explain how to setup a NSX SSL VPN. NSX 6.4.5 was used for this tutorial, other NSX versions follow the same setup but you may notice some differences as you go along. You can use an…

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Install vRealize Automation 8 using Easy Installer

This tutorial will explain how to install vRealize Automation (vRA) 8 using the vRealize Easy Installer. There are a couple of options as you go through which I will discuss here. This tutorial assumes you are using a Windows client but it can still be followed if you are using Linux or Mac, you will just need to run the relevant installer file. vRA8 simplifies the application stack versus vRA7 by doing away with the…

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VMware NSX Initial Setup

This tutorial will explain how to setup VMware NSX. NSX 6.4.0 was used for this tutorial, other NSX versions follow the same setup but you may notice some differences as you go along. 1) Deploy the NSX Manager OVA using vCenter (it doesn’t have to be deployed in the same vCenter you will be using it in). Select the relevant Cluster, VM Folder, Storage & Network (for management of NSX Manager) settings in the OVA…

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Linux DRBD Setup

This tutorial will explain how to create a two node DRBD cluster (block level clustered storage), additional nodes can be added easily. For the purpose of this tutorial (and because I believe it to be the easiest distribution) I will be using Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS. This will work on other Linux distributions but this guide is written specifically for Ubuntu. This tutorial will assume you are using the root user. For the purposes of…

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Linux LVS Load Balancer Setup

This tutorial will explain how to create a software load balancer using the Linux kernel, LVS or IPVS load balancing. For the purpose of this tutorial (and because I believe it to be the easiest distribution) I will be using Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS. This will work on other Linux distributions but this guide is written specifically for Ubuntu. This tutorial will assume you are using the root user. For the purposes of this tutorial…

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