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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Public cloud and web hosting provider Krypt reviews

My blog finally backed online!! Due to a updating issue on PhotoVPS infrastructure, my virtual machine ran into unstable since Monday. I didn’t notice it till Wednesday. The virtual  machine got intermittently network connectivity issue, PhotoVPS engineers can only temporarily fix it.  I was struggled by the situation, finally I decided order a new virtual machine on Krypt. Krypt is ideally place for me since they are VMware certified partner, they helps VMware improves vCloud products and develops in public cloud market. The network performance is also the greatest from North American to China in US service providers, they have dedicate bandwidth to China Telecom.

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