This article explains how to use Cloud-Init with vRealize Automation and vSphere without requiring a CD drive in every VM.
My first personal retrospective, February 2021. Includes customer work, vExpert, OCTO and more!
How to make vRealize Automation (vRA) deployment names unique without having to bother users with entering one
vRealize Automation 8.3 is out. There are a number of exciting changes included. These are my top picks from them.
Rather than manually unsealing Vault in the homelab every time updates are applied, it'd be preferable to have it auto-unseal using an AWS Key Management Server. This is how to setup the AWS part.
Not content to build vSphere templates periodically, this introduction shows how VMware Code Stream and Packer can be combined to trigger builds from Git updates.
The final (short) post in this series. Now that vSphere templates can be built repeatably, it's time to think about the next steps to take things further.
Having created a Windows template, in Part 6 of this series it's now time to make one for Linux using my go-to distro, CentOS 8.