This article explains how to use Cloud-Init with vRealize Automation and vSphere without requiring a CD drive in every VM.
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.
Following VMware's acquisition of SaltStack, learn more about Salt. Try this vRA cloud template to deploy a simple Salt environment.
Before vRA / vRO can automate Vault and create high-entropy passwords for new workloads, Vault must be prepared. This post explains the steps taken.
Generate and secure unique complex passwords in HashiCorp Vault for new workloads provisioned by VMware vRealize Automation
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.