2016-03-16 VMware GA Announcements for Cloud Management Platform and more

This week VMware announced a view updates to their Cloud Management Products. This is an overview of what was announced. For me the most important and interesting Updates are for vRealize Suite which contain a lot of Resolved Issues and the new VMware Host Client 1.0 for ESXi which may give a feeling for a new HTML5 based WebClient.

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Puppet on vRealize series - Part 3: Customizing

Here we are. The last part of this series will focus on integrating the stuff we built in the first two parts with vRealize Automation. vRealize Automation is then used to let the user customize the OS or application settings that will be set using Puppet.

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Puppet on vRealize series - Part 2: Developing

In the last part of my Puppet series I showed you how to integrate the vRatpack Puppet package with your vRealize Orchestrator and what it can do for you. In this part we’ll create our very basic LAMP Puppet module which we want to assign to the Ubuntu server prepared in the last part.

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JSON bug in vRealize Automation REST API

Take care when using the vRealize Automation REST API guys. As of vRealize Automation v. 6.2.3 there’s a bug that, depending on what REST client library you use, will break your JSON data and be kind of hard to track down.

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Puppet on vRealize series - Part 1: Bootstapping

This is part 1 out of 3 of my Puppet series. The goal of this post is to have a automated deployment of VMs with a Puppet agent installed and dynamically configured to communicate with our Puppet master server.

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