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Upgrading vRA 7 to vRA 7.2

Posted on December 13, 2016
Category: VMWare, vRA
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vRA 7 Hanging at Checking for Updates

Posted on December 10, 2016
Category: VMWare, vRA
A nice quick and easy one for an issue I was having when trying to search for updates using VMware’s default repository from the vRA 7 VAMI. For some reason the appliance was stuck at searching for updates, even after rebooting the appliance the status remained the same:   I initially let this run for over a day so it wasn’t a case of letting it finish. To get round this issue, I had to change the settings for updates:Read More

Computer Crashers Lab

Posted on December 1, 2016
Category: VMWare
I thought I would give you a quick rundown on what I am using in my lab. Compute 3 x Dell T20 Each with: Intel Xeon E3-1225 3.2Ghz Quad Core processors 32GB Ram 8GB USB Drive for ESXi installation 2TB SATA Drive   I purchased these from Servers Plus when they had a £100 cash back offer on, keep your eyes out for some bargains not just for Dell but all vendors. To achieve what I wanted I added someRead More

Creating Dynamic Menus in vRA 7 using SQL

Posted on October 14, 2016
Category: VMWare, vRA
In a previous post I explained how to create a dynamic menu using a vRO action. That works great, if the values are going to be static, however you don’t really want to be editing a vRO action every time someone makes a change to the available options. In this post I will show how to use a vRO action that returns the values (in this case “Department”) that are stored in an SQL Database. We’ll first create a vRORead More

Property Relationships in vRA 7

Posted on June 13, 2016
Category: VMWare, vRA
In a previous post I described how to create a property relationship in vRA 6.2 using a value expression. I thought I would attempt this using vRA 7 as the previous method is no longer valid. What we need to do now is create a vRO Action script to populate the vRA menu’s. So to recap my requirements, I need to have a section on the request form that prompts users to select a management network for NIC0, and thenRead More