This article explains how to use Cloud-Init with vRealize Automation and vSphere without requiring a CD drive in every VM.
Today I Learned (TIL) #2: That there is a performance study paper available around vSphere tagging.
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.
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.
In part 4 of this series it's finally time to introduce some JSON. The variables that I re-use in every template for telling Packer where to provision machines.