How to configure vCAC 6.2 LAB on VMware Workstation 11 – Part 1

In previous articles I shared how to build vCAC 6.2 LAB, we created domain controller and DNS services on DC01.contoso.com, vCenter Server on VC01.contoso.com, 3 ESXi hosts on ESX01/02/03.contoso.com, vCAC server on vCAC.contoso.com, IaaS server of vCAC on IaaS.contoso.com and FreeNAS server on FreeNAS.contoso.com.

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How to Build vCAC 6.2 LAB on VMware Workstation 11 – Part 3

VMware vRealize Automation 6.2 (vCAC) installation

vCAC contains 3 components: vCAC itself, vRealize Orchestrator (VCO) and IaaS server. I used native VCO to save resource. I’m going to share how to install vCAC by two sections: vCAC installation and IaaS installation.

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How to Build vCAC 6.2 LAB on VMware Workstation 11 – Part 2

FreeNAS Installation

I need FreeNAS provides shared NFS storage for ESXi hosts to enable advanced features such as HA or vMotion. I gave 1GB RAM, 4 vCPU and 2GB local disk to FreeNAS virtual machine. DNS name is FreeNAS.contoso.com.

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How to Build vCAC 6.2 LAB on VMware Workstation 11 – Part 1

Recently VMware released VMware vRealize Automation Center 6.2 (vCAC). I guess there will be a newer version along with vSphere 6.0. Be an ITPro you have to keep learning new stuff! I built a lab environment on my laptop for learning. I’m going to share my implementation experience below, it spent me dozen hours plus lot of documents reading. Initially I felt it’s to complicate to deploy (That’s looks like a tradition of VMware products). But eventually I thought it’s not easy to provide a unified self-service end user interface in a multi-vendors infrastructure. Even OpenStack is not easy!

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