Today I was working on replacing SSL certificates on my vRealize IaaS server so as to complete the SSL certificate replacement on all vRealize components that I have deployed in my lab.
In last post of this series we learnt how to replace SSL certificates for different vSphere Components like SSO, Inventory Service, vCenter Server and Web-Client. In this post I am going one step further and will demonstrate how to replace vRealize SSL Certificates.
Finally we came to last post of this series where an end user will request a virtual machine for himself from the services he is entitled to.
In our last post Creating Entitlements we have created an entitlement for windows server 2003 and granted access to
Entitlements allows you to grant users and groups access to Services and/or Blueprints as well as determine what actions they can perform with them. Entitlements offer a significant amount of flexibility in how you provide access to services through the catalog, who can access
Self-Service catalog is a new way of managing Catalog Items. Service categories organizes catalog items into related offerings to enable end users to browse catalog items they needed in an easier and convenient way.
In vRA Blueprints are published which enables them to be assigned to
What is A Blueprint?
Blueprints define the resources and attributes associated with the provisioning of a virtual, physical, or cloud machine. vRA supports several type of platforms as endpoint such as vSphere, vCloud, Hyper-V, XEN, Physical, Amazon etc so a unique Blueprint is needed per platform.
What is a Business Group?
A Business group associates a set of services and resources to a set of users, such as a line of business, department, or other organizational unit. A business group is created within a tenant by the tenant administrator.
A business group can
Fabric and Fabric Groups
The Fabric groups are what enable you to provide access to resources from your physical infrastructure. Fabric includes all the computing resources that are discovered from the added endpoint data collection.
Fabric is organized into fabric groups and there can be multiple
Endpoints are infrastructure sources that are consumed by vCloud Automation Center.
vRealize Automation supports following endpoints:
- vCloud Director
- Hyper-v, Citrix Xen server,
- Physical servers like HP,DELL and Cisco
- cloud platforms like Openstack, Amazon Web Services (AWS) etc.
A physical endpoint represents one physical machine or a pool of multiple
vRealize Automation can be used to create private cloud or hybrid cloud that can be shared by a number of groups within a company.
vRealize Automation has a concept called Tenants that can be used to provide isolation between independent groups in shared cloud environment, where
In our last post Installing and Configuring vRA appliance we learned what is vRealize automation appliance and how to deploy and configure it. In this post we will learn installing and configuring the 3rd component of vRA suite “IaaS”. As always before jumping into install/configure
In our last post we have installed and configured Identity Appliance which will serve as SSO for rest of the components of vCAC (vRA). In this post we will learn how to install and configure vRealize Automation Appliance (formerly vCAC).
Before diving into installation lets have
Setting up vCAC (vRA) environment consists of 3 things:
1: Deploying and Configuring Identity Appliance
2: Deploying and configuring vRA Appliance (vCAC Server)
3: Deploying and Configuring IaaS Components
If you have missed earlier posts of this series then I would recommend reading them first before going ahead.
What is vCloud Automation Center?
vCloud Automation Center (vCAC) is part of vCloud suite (Enterprise Edition) which provides administrators with the ability to provision and configure storage, network and compute resources across multiple platforms.
It makes life of a cloud administrator easier by allowing them to