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vRA 6.1 API – Catalog Requests

vRA 6.1 API – Catalog Requests

In the previous post on vRA APIs, we took a look at authentication and getting a bearer token. Some questions have come up for a local project around how we can enumerate the vRA catalog, and then subsequently request something via the API so here…

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Shut the FUD Up

Shut the FUD Up

Three opinion pieces in two weeks. Too much? Perhaps I’ve just had more things that I’m procrastinating about lately, and my brain is looking for creative ways to avoid doing them… On to the topic – Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt. Or more simply FUD. Or…

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Defining Vendor Lock In

Defining Vendor Lock In

At Tech Summit last week, someone brought up a blog article which was discussing Virtual SAN vs VSA. One of the cons listed for Virtual SAN was “vendor lock in” (henceforth referred to as VLI – because we need more acronyms starting with V). There…

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vRA Application Architecture: Introduction

vRA Application Architecture: Introduction

I recently shared my philosophy about the importance of understanding the “how” of technology, in order to be able to articulate the “why” of it’s behaviour, and from there be able to explain the “what” in terms of the design decisions that you choose to…

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Want to be Valued? Do Something Valuable

Want to be Valued? Do Something Valuable

I recently got mentioned in a conversation on twitter where some statements were made about the need for companies to make an effort to retain their VCDXs if they didn’t want them to go where they were valued more. This comment (while made with the…

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vRA Appliance Clustering in Under 3 Minutes

vRA Appliance Clustering in Under 3 Minutes

Yep, it’s that easy.

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vCAC 6.1 API – Authentication

vCAC 6.1 API – Authentication

With the release of vCAC 6. 1(or rather vRealize Automation – that still takes some getting used to), the API which was in beta and a real pain to interact with in 6.0 has been made publicly available. In order to interact with vRA 6.1,…

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Application Director Part 3: Creating a Cloud Provider and Deployment Environment

Application Director Part 3: Creating a Cloud Provider and Deployment Environment

In the previous post we registered AppD to the vCAC Component Registry. In effect, this makes vCAC aware of AppD, but it doesn’t quite make AppD aware of vCAC. First of all, you need to ensure that you’re working within the appropriate Business Group. It…

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Enforcing vCAC Service Availability with vCO

Enforcing vCAC Service Availability with vCO

I was having a chat with Nathan at work today about this recent post and the fact that the “service availability” is only an informational piece and doesn’t actually enforce access to the service. For some people this is a suitable approach, but for others…

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Defining Service Support Days

Defining Service Support Days

I was over on the VMware Communities tonight, as I often am when I need to settle my mind (don’t ask, I have problems) when the following post popped up. You’d think that this would be straightforward, but it turns out that when you do…

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