By Ted Spinks
There are multiple options for how vRealize Automation (vRA) can manage the hostnames of its provisioned machines. When you’re trying to figure out which one makes the most sense for your organization, understanding the 5 most common options is a great place to start. Ted Spinks, a VMware Cloud Automation TAM Tech Lead, helps you put these options into context by identifying specific scenarios and challenges that each option is best suited to solve. The article also covers the setup of each option, so that you can try them all out and get a good feel for each one.
This 2-part blog series addresses:
- Machine Prefix feature
- “Hostname” custom property
- DailyHypervisor.com’s Custom Hostnaming Extension
- vRealize Orchestrator workflow
- Professional services
Read the full blog series:
Part 1 – Understand Your vRA Hostnaming Options!
Part 2 – Manage vRA Hostnaming with a Small vRO Workflow
Ted Spinks is a Senior Technical Account Manager at VMware.
Are you struggling to organize your vRealize scripts or workflows? Ted Spinks—VMware’s TAM Tech Lead for Cloud Automation Portfolio—shows you techniques to maximize efficiency and scalability with scripts and workflows. The blog addresses some handy tips, like:
- How multiple scripts within a workflow can share connections to avoid over-consumption
- Applying these techniques to the vSphere Tagging use case addressed in an earlier Cloud Management blog post
- Bonus integration techniques for vRealize Automation
- Setting up error handling to prevent orphaned PS Sessions and vCenter connections from causing issues
Spinks specializes in the automotive manufacturing industry. Read the full blog article “Optimizing PowerShell workflows in vRealize Orchestrator.”
Ted Spinks is a Technical Account Manager at VMware, focused on serving Detroit’s global automotive manufacturing customers. Ted is also a TAM Tech Lead for VMware’s Cloud Automation portfolio, helping customers from across the VMware TAM community achieve success as they tackle their automation and integration challenges.