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Extend vRealize Automation for Third-Party Imaging Technologies


vRealize Automation (vRA) offers built-in integration with a long list of imaging technologies, such as SCCM, BladeLogic, HP Server Automation, and Citrix Provisioning Server, to name just a few.  But what if you want to integrate vRA with a different imaging technology, that’s not on this list?  Well fortunately, vRA comes with all the extensibility Read more...

Creating a Workflow for vSphere Tags with vRealize Orchestrator


During a recent PoC at one of my customers, I was asked how they could assign some important vSphere Tags to their VMs during vRealize Automation’s provisioning process. While vRealize Orchestrator (vRO), is typically the place for such customizations, I found that vSphere tag functionality wasn’t included in vRO’s default Library.  However, this functionality was Read more...

Manage Your Templates!


Hey, have you seen my Windows 2012 template?  Which one, you ask?  Simple, I just mean the one with SP1.  No, not .NET SP1…  I mean the one with WINDOWS SP1, and just plain ol’ .NET 4.5.  What?  NO, not the one with IE 11!  Seriously, you know none of our apps work past IE 8. Read more...