Before vRA / vRO can automate Vault and create high-entropy passwords for new workloads, Vault must be prepared. This post explains the steps taken.
Five years ago this month I joined VMware. With this milestone reached I wanted to share some brief thoughts about my experiences to date and the future.
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.
Having created a mechanism to generate unique hostnames previously, this article follows on with how to integrate the functionality with vRA 8.x.
vRA 8.x offers several built-in mechanisms for naming workloads. This article covers them briefly and starts the process to go fully custom.
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.
Armed with some vSphere variables, it's now time to create a Windows template. In post 5 of this series that process is described.