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vRealize Automation 8

vRealize Automation 8.1 has arrived

vRealize Automation (vRA) 8.1 has arrived! Well not quite yet 😉 VMware announced VMware Tanzu including vSphere 7 and vRA 8.1 on Tuesday 10th March. vRealize Automation (vRA) 8.1 (along with vSphere 7) should be GA (general availability) around 1st May 2020. Keep checking back here or subscribe to my RSS feed for updates. When vRA 8 arrived it completely changed the architecture from vRA 7 and made the move towards features such as Cloud…

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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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Remove Managed Machine in vRA 8

In vRA 7 you could remove a VM from portal management (leaving the VM in vCenter) by using the “Unregister” day 2 action. There is no such action in vRA 8. There is also no way to remove the VM using the API without it being deleted from vCenter. Fortunately there is a way but it involves directly editing data within the postgres database in the postgres pod. Accessing the postgres kubernetes pod and directly…


Install vRealize Automation 8

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. vRA 8 Easy Installer: This is the easiest way to install vRA 8 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…

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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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