Saltstack + vSphere: Deploying Windows VM’s with Windows Minion

Ensure that you have set up sphere provider provider, refer my previous blog create a windows profile /etc/salt/cloud.profiles.d/w16k.conf  Ensure that you have the smbprotocol and pypsexec installed on the guest windows server template, ensure vmware tools is installed and create a PowerShell script in the path: c:\scripts\e.winrm.ps1, refer salt doc for more information: […]

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 […]

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: 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: 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 […]