Installing and Configuring vRealize Orchestrator 7.0

April 2, 2016 Kim Bottu 0

Download and Install the appliance. It is time to set the initial configuration. To do this you have to connect tohttps://IPOfYourAppliance:5480 and log on with the credentials you have configured. If you have already configured a DNS entry, you can also type : HTTPS://FQDN:5480. Official Information page: Product Information Link Official Documentation page: Documentation Link Download vRealize Orchestrator 7: Download Here! Set the Timezone. Make sure the time is set identical to the time settings on vCenter server. Make sure the network settings are correcty configured. If you want a static DNS, configure an A record for the Orchestrator server in the DNS and add the FQDN to the Hostname. Once you are finished with the innitial configuration of the […]

Using vRealize Orchestrator 7.0 Workflows from the vSphere Webclient

April 2, 2016 Kim Bottu 0

If you have followed all the steps I have described in the previous post, vRealize Orchestrator 7 should be available from the vSphere webclient. Official Information page: Product Information Link Official Documentation page: Documentation Link Download vRealize Orchestrator 7: Download Here! Click on the vRO logo in the webclient and open the Manage tab. You will see all connected vCenter servers and all vcenter servers available through Enhanced LinkedMode. Click on Context Actions. All the actions (workflows) you can find over here are the workflows which are standard available in the vSphere webclient. You can see that some actions (workflows) are enabled for Multi selection. To enable the other ones, click on an Action which has not been enabled yet, and then […]

Current VCP holders: Skip official course, go immediately to any VCP exam!

March 14, 2016 Kim Bottu 0

I always assumed that I would have to take the official VMware NSX: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.x] course or be a current holder of at least 1 valid CISCO CCNA certificate. Today a buddy told me I actually don’t need either prerequisites as I meet another prerequisite:  I am a current VCP holder!. Say that again: Current VCP holders qualify for the VCP-NV exam and all the other VCP exams as well! I am a current VCP-DCV and VCP6-DCV holder, I just booked my exam, so here is the proof:  

Installing and configuring Horizon View 6.2, RDSH and App volumes – PART 3 – APP Volumes

March 11, 2016 Kim Bottu 0

Please also have a look at my VIEW 6.2 and RDSH Integration post. We will go over the installation steps of both parts and at the same time trying to highlight some common mistakes when setting up App volumes.   Official HORIZON page: Product Information Link Official HORIZON Documentation: Documentation Link  Official HORIZON download page: Download here!   App Volumes mainly exists out of 4 parts: The App volumes Manager The App volumes Agent (installed on an client OS), Together with the App volumes manager responsible for creating the software vmdk’s. The database (Because this is a test, i will use a SQL Express installation. In the Production version, the SQL Express installation will be replaced with a SQL Server database). Broker integration with Horizon View. In our case, Horizon […]

Installing and configuring Horizon View 6.2, RDSH and App volumes – PART 2 – RDSH

March 11, 2016 Kim Bottu 0

Please also have a look at my VIEW 6.2 and AppVolumes 2.9 post! 1. SETUP AND CONFIGURE THE RDS HOST A. Things to do straight away: – make sure you run and install all Windows updates you need. – add the server to the domain. – login as a domain user with elevated rights (I am using a domain admin). – Make sure Windows Firewall is enabled ( so ports can be opened automatically). This is a test so I don;t really care too much with the final Windows Firewall configuration for now. I am just making sure that all traffic is allowed.   Official HORIZON page: Product Information Link Official HORIZON Documentation: Documentation Link  Official HORIZON download page: Download here!   B. […]

Basic Configuration vRealize Operations Manager 6.2

February 2, 2016 Kim Bottu 0

Once you have deployed the vRealize Operations Manager, you have to browse to the vROPS Web interface. I did create my DNS entry for vROPS.vsphere6.local before I deployed the appliance.   Because this is a demo, I will select the New Installation. Official VROPS page: Product Information Link Official VROPS Documentation: Documentation Link Official download page: Download here! Click Next and set your password Choose your certificates (I am using the default for the test) and click Next Set the Cluster MasterNode Name and NTP and click Next. Click Finish The Node will now prepare for first time use Start the vRealize Operations Manager for the first time If you have a big environment you might want to add more Node (Operation Managers) to your vROPS […]

App Volumes 2.9: Cannot provision Application – Status: In Use

January 14, 2016 Kim Bottu 0

You have prepared a Client from a template to provision a new application, but when you try to deploy a new application in the client you notice that the App Volumes Manager shows Status in Use for the new VM. This cannot be right, but the same happens again when you create a new Client VM from scratch. So what is wrong here? Well the answer is a simple one,  the user u are using to create App Volumes with, has an AppStack assigned to him. Remove the AppStack assignments for this user or use a different user.  

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