Deploying vRA Blueprints from PowerShell

The PowervRA module is a great set of PowerShell cmdlets for managing a VMware vRealize Automation (vRA) environment, but I wanted to learn a bit more about the REST API available from vRA and also had a requirement – to script a deployment from an existing vRA blueprint (‘Cloud Template’) … Read more

vCloud Availability 3.0 – On-Premise Deployment & Configuration

In the first 3 parts of this series I detailed the configuration and deployment of vCAv 3.0 into a service provider site. In this 4th part I show the deployment and configuration of vCAv into a tenant on-premise infrastructure. This allows appropriately configured tenants to protect on-premise VMs to a … Read more

vCloud Availability 3.0 – Site Pairing & vCAv Policies

The first 2 parts of this series covered the overall vCloud Availability (vCAv) architecture and the deployment and configuration of the vCAv appliances into a Cloud Provider site. Before continuing pairing sites and configuring VM replication policies, first check that all services are online and showing as healthy. The easiest … Read more

vCloud Availability 3.0 – Cloud Deployment & Configuration

Deployment Configuration In my lab environment I have two SP datacenter locations (Auckland and Christchurch since I’m in New Zealand) and a complete vCloud infrastructure running in each location. I have defined the appliance names and IP addresses prior to deploying vCAv and registered these in DNS prior to starting … Read more

vCloud Availability 3.0 – Introduction

VMware has recently released version 3.0 of vCloud Availability (vCAv) (Release Notes) which allows vCloud Service Providers to offer a variety of VM protection and migration services to their tenant customers. vCAv 3.0 combines features previously available in 3 separate VMware products (vCloud Availability Cloud-to-Cloud DR, vCloud Availability for vCloud … Read more

vCloud Director 9.7 Portal Customization

One of the nicest additions to the new VMware vCloud Director 9.7 release is the ability to more fully customize the tenant portal. This now includes the capability to define custom links (together with section groupings / separators) and also the capability to customize the portal (and links) on a … Read more