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Creating a Docker host for vRealize Automation Code Stream

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vRealize Automation Code Stream uses a Docker host to run CI Tasks by spinning up a specified container for the lifetime of the Pipeline, allowing you to execute scripted tasks inside the container and return the results. One question I get asked a lot is “how do I set up a Docker host for Code Read more...

DevOps for Infrastructure – Demystifying Infrastructure-as-Code

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In my first blog post and webinar for this DevOps for Infrastructure series, we talked about how the overall DevOps cycle and how vRealize Automation can facilitate DevOps for Infrastructure. I’ve also  blogged previously about Infrastructure as Code and vRealize Automation and how you can get started with the vRealize Automation Terraform Provider. In this Read more...

Deploying Tanzu Kubernetes Grid with vRealize Automation

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The following blog post demonstrates using vRealize Automation to deploy Tanzu Kubernetes Grid (TKG) management and workload clusters. VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid provides a consistent, upstream-compatible implementation of Kubernetes, that is tested, signed, and supported by VMware. Tanzu Kubernetes Grid is central to many of the offerings in the VMware Tanzu portfolio. This example touches Read more...
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What’s new in vRealize Orchestrator 8.1

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Last month we announced the latest release of vRealize Orchestrator, today I want to dive a little deeper into some of the newly released functionality. To recap, these are the main features vRealize Orchestrator 8.1 brings to the table: Git integration – branch configuration support Additional scripting languages Run and debug actions Debug workflow schema Read more...

Custom Forms Enhancements – CSS and Complex Input Types

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The March 2020 release of vRealize Automation (and vRealize Automation 8.1) has two new enhancements to the Custom Forms capabilities in Service Broker: Custom CSS, and Complex Input Types. Custom CSS allows you to import a stylesheet to customise the appearance of forms, which allows you to create a richer user experience. Complex Input Types Read more...

vRealize Automation Action Based Extensibility (ABX) now supports PowerShell

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In addition to Python and NodeJS, vRealize Automation now supports PowerShell as a scripting language for writing Action Based Extensibility (ABX) code. Actions are executed based on lifecycle events, using functions-as-a-service (FaaS), to extend the functionality of the platform. PowerShell is only supported for on-premises deployments, and requires an appliance deployed alongside the Cloud Proxy Read more...