upgrade vRA 8.2 to 8.3

Upgrade LCM Log in to LCM> Lifecycle operations> Settings> System upgrade Create snapshot Once snapshot is done, Click on Check for upgrade, vRLCM will reboot as a part of the upgrade. Wait patiently… (go have a coffee) On successfull upgrade, we should see : Add vRA package repository to LCM Download vRA 8.3 upgrade repository […]

Getting started with salt stack and VMware (vCenter)

Salt stack (salt open) is an opensource utility that can be used to orchestrate vCenter tasks. In this blog, I will guide you on how to install, and set a basic clone operation with salt stack. Install: pre-requisite: Linux VM (cent os or ubuntu), I’ve used Ubuntu 20.4 for the below example. Log into ssh […]

adding vRA 7.6 to usage meter 4.3 fails with invalid credentials

adding vRA 7.6 to usage meter 4.3 fails with invalid credentials Logs: Resolution: Disable http2 on the IIS and then re-add the product Instructions:* Start → regedit* Navigate to the folder/path: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\HTTP\Parameters* Under the Parameters folder, right-click the white-space, add 2 new DWORD (32-bit) values: – EnableHttp2Tls – EnableHttp2Cleartext* Ensure both new values have been set to […]

certificate of FQDN has expired when attempting to add a product into the usage meter, specifically when using Sectigo signed certificates.

When attempting to add a product to usage meter, the product migth fail to add if it has a certificate signed by sectigo Cause: https://support.sectigo.com/articles/Knowledge/Sectigo-AddTrust-External-CA-Root-Expiring-May-30-2020 Resolution: Import root certificates to the appliance java keystone. Steps:* take a snapshot of the appliance* ssh to usage meter appliance* change user to root * create or import the […]

vRA Deployments Fail with IPAM Provider Error: {“code”:3000,”message”:”The extensible attributes for search are not specified. (Dynamic Script Module name : findFixedAddressesByEA#27)”} (Dynamic Script Module name : throwIpamError#28)

After vRA was upgraded from 7.3 to 7.6 and the infoblox plugin to the latest, Deployments fail with the below message: After investigation from Infoblox, we found the Extensible attribute “VMware IPaddress” was missing on infoblox Infoblox Documentation: https://docs.infoblox.com/download/attachments/8945695/Infoblox_IPAM_Plugin_for_VMware_vRA_User%27s_Guide.pdf?version=1&modificationDate=1606831097478&api=v2 In a second scenario, Looks like my DHCP range was fully allocated. we root caused this […]

vRA 8.x GitLab Integration

Create the GitLab integration in vRealize Automation: 1. Navigate to Infrastructure > Connections > Integrations. 2. Click + ADD INTEGRATION. 3. Select GitLab. 4. Enter the Name and Description. 5. Enter the server URL. 6. Enter the access token. 7. Click VALIDATE. 8. Click ADD. The Access Token is copied from the GitLab console. Preparing […]