VMware Cloud Foundation – High Level Overview

Below is a short summary on VCF – VMware Cloud Foundation and how to setup a demo lab! Introduction: Just like how we evolved from traditional hardware/network/storage approach which was siloed and had to be managed by different team/vendor to CI and HCI infrastructure – which is integrated solution for compute, storage and networking. Similarly, VMware has come up […]

vRealize Automation MSDTC Settings / Port Requirements

Most of us know how important is MSDTC settings during vRA Installation or if we are moving vRA components to new network etc. MSDTC coordinates transactions that update two or more transaction-protected resources, such as databases, message queues, file systems. These transaction-protected resources may be on a single computer, or distributed across many networked computers. […]

Working with vRA 7.x API Calls

Below is the procedure to get information about a request from vRA via API calls: (I have used POSTMAN client to demonstrate. This is just an example, you can follow similar process to queries other details as well) Step 1: Make a post call to your vRA with following details: POST: https://<vRA_FQDNorIP>/identity/api/tokensAuthorization: No AuthHeaders: Key: […]

Upgrading vRA 7.x might fails with error: Management Agent automatic upgrade failed

Error in VAMI:   Error in updatecli.log:   The Management Agent registers the IaaS Windows server with the vRealize Automation appliance, automates the installation and management of IaaS components, and collects support and telemetry information. The Management Agent runs as a Windows service.   If there is communication issue between management agent and vRA appliance […]

How to Register a vRealize Orchestrator Instance with vCloud Director 9.1

Reference Article: https://docs.vmware.com/en/vCloud-Director/9.1/com.vmware.vcloud.spportal.doc/GUID-BEE4297F-8353-4DE3-8E86-DB2B511CAC77.html   Step 1: Deploy vRealize Orchestrator, supported versions with vCD 9.1 are mentioned in below link: https://partnerweb.vmware.com/comp_guide2/sim/interop_matrix.php#interop&224=2656&117= Note: Orchestrator must be configured with vSphere authentication. Step 2: Make sure the vCD is registered to same vSphere (PSC) as vRO in the above step. Screenshot from lab: Step 3: Access URL: https://<VCD-IPorFQDN>/provider/libraries/service-admin/vro-registration Click […]

vRA/vRO 7.4 upgrade fails with duplicatesException – Orchestartor database

VAMI UI Error: postupdate.log (/var/log/bootstrap): Resolution: (As usual: Take backup/snapshot before performing below steps) Quick fix: If you do not use Horizon Plugin in your environment, please remove it and then retry the upgrade.  Else follow below steps Step 1: If you have VMware horizon plugin in your environment and if you are using this, […]