VMware PowerCli installation fails

VMware powerCli installation fails with the below: Workaround: install PowerShell by skipping publisher checks: Cause: This is due to the fact that the certificate we used to sign the modules was replaced with a new one from a new publisher. 

SaltConfig multi-node scripted/automated Deployment Part-2

Topology Prerequisites: you must have a working salt-master and minions installed on the Redis/Postgres and the RAAS instance. Refer SaltConfig Multi-Node scripted Deployment Part-1 Dowload SaltConfig automated installer .gz from https://customerconnect.vmware.com/downloads/details?downloadGroup=VRA-SSC-862&productId=1206&rPId=80829 Extract and copy the files to the salt-master. In my case, I have placed it in the /root dir the automated/scripted installer needs additional […]

Usage meter 4.5 API walkthrough

Greetings!!,I am writing this based on a popular request by partners. API specification/tempalte Usage meter API guide: https://developer.vmware.com/apis/1206/vcloud-usage-meterusage meter OpenAPI specification: Click here to download JSON or use the below: You can find the openAPI specification on the API guide link > Documentation: We will be using this JSON with postman. Import template to postman […]

vra8: Windows Deployment fails with “A specified parameter was not correct: spec.identification.domainAdmin” after upgrading to vCenter 7.0u3a/6.7p06/6.5P07

Windows-based deployment fails with error: “A specified parameter was not correct: spec.identification.domainAdmin” Logs: vpxd.log on the vCenter Cause: There were changes made to guest cust spec on 7.0u3a Workaround: For a blueprint that does not leverage domain join, Navigate to Cloud assembly > Network Profile> open (the-network-profile-used-in-bp) > networks > edit(vCenter_network_mapped)leave the domain filed here […]

usage meter : vCenter collection fails with Failed customer rule collection – Could not find instanceUuid of the VM with moref: vm-2044 from VC server with id: 8.Could not find instanceUuid

vcenter collection fails with error:” Failed customer rule collection – Could not find instanceUuid of the VM with moref: vm-xxxx from VC server with id: x.Could not find instanceUuid” cause: usage meter receives an error when attempting to query the UUID of the VM moref seen on the error. on the vCenter inventory, you will […]

SaltConfig and Identity manager integration

SaltConfig must be running version 8.5 and must be deployed via LCM. If vRA is running on self-signed/local-CA/LCM-CA certificates the saltstack UI will not load and you will see similar symptoms: Specifically, a blank page when logging on to salt UI with account/info api returning 500 Logs: To resolve this, grab the root certificate of […]