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
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
vRA 8.x offers several built-in mechanisms for naming workloads. This article covers them briefly and starts the process to go fully custom.