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vRealize Automation

Updating Custom Properties in a vRealize Automation 8 Deployment with a vRealize Orchestrator Workflow

VRealize Automation 8 removes key features, adds new services

VMware vRealize 7.5, 7.6 offer key admin, user enhancements

Get to know VMware's vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager

VMware vRealize Automation 7.4 adds detailed customization

vRealize Automation 7 External Approval Policy with vRealize Orchestrator Workflow

With vRealize Automation 7 an Approval Policy can be linked to an event subscription that in turn can trigger a vRealize Orchestator workflow to perform an external approval process. In this article I describe how to setup the Workflow, the Approval Policy and the Event Subscription.

Workflow as downloadable package

How vRealize Automation 7 builds on previous versions

Preparing SQL Server Express for a vRealize Automation 7 Proof of Concept Setup

For a vRealize Automation 7 deployment including Infrastructure As A Service (IAAS) a Microsoft SQL database server is a requirement. Not everyone has access to that software and when setting up a Proof of Concept environment it is not always justifiable to purchase a SQL Server license. Therefor in the case of a PoC it's a viable solution to use SQL Express.

vRealize (vCAC) and vCenter Orchestrator workflow to change the machine name before building the machine

Advanced Service Designer Change My Password Form

Change the currency setting for vRealize Automation / vCAC

The currency for a vRealize Automation (vCAC) deployment defaults to US Dollar. This can be changed by modifying the Currency Region Name setting. This setting can be found in the Infrastructure tab under Administration - Global Properties.

How to troubleshoot VMware vCloud Automation Center issues

vCAC and vCenter Orchestrator workflow to move Virtual Machines to a Resource Pool

This article describes how to create a workflow in vCenter Orchestrator that, when executed from vCAC, moves a provisioned Virtual Machine to a specified Resource Pool. If the Resource Pool does not exist it will be created.


- vCAC Plugin installed in vCO and configured (documentation and download for plugins)

Import existing virtual machines in vCloud Automation Center

Virtual machines from an existing vSphere environment can be imported into vCloud Automation Center to manage them from there. You perform this action as an Infrastructure Administrator with a tool named Infrastructure Organizer that you will find under the Infrastructure tab in your vCAC administration portal.

vCloud Automation Center Import virtual machines

Modify the Session Time Out for vCloud Automation Center 6.x

The default timeout value for the vCAC web console is 30 minutes. You might find this not long enough or too long, whatever your reasons are, if you want to change it you can.

Access the vCAC Appliance through SSH (with Putty for example) or access the virtual appliance console directly to modify this file:

for 6.0  /usr/lib/vcac/server/webapps/shell-ui-app/WEB-INF/web.xml

for 6.2  /usr/lib/vcac/server/webapps/vcac/WEB-INF/web.xml