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Update vRA 8.0.x to 8.1 manually

The following post describes how to update vRealize Automation from 8.0.x to 8.1 manually. Most of the guides that tackles the topic assumes you are directly connected to the internet to pull the upgrade binaries. Unfortunately, this is not the case on some environments where the solution is deployed in an airgapped setup. With that said, here’s the high-level steps on how to go about bring up the solution to 8
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[TKG Series – Part 3] Creating custom plan in Tanzu Kubernetes Grid

TKG Series [TKG Series – Part 1] VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid introduction and installation  [TKG Series – Part 2] Install Kubernetes Cluster(s) using Tanzu Kubernetes Grid   [TKG Series – Part 3] Creating custom plan in Tanzu Kubernetes Grid For this post, I’ll be showing how to create custom plan that can be used when provisioning kubernetes clusters using tkg. Plan is used to define specifics of the provisio
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[TKG Series – Part 2] Install Kubernetes Cluster(s) using Tanzu Kubernetes Grid

TKG Series [TKG Series – Part 1] VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid introduction and installation  [TKG Series – Part 2] Install Kubernetes Cluster(s) using Tanzu Kubernetes Grid   [TKG Series – Part 3] Creating custom plan in Tanzu Kubernetes Grid For my next post, we will now be installing kubernetes clusters using Tanzu Kubernetes Grid (TKG). With properly configured tkg, the command is straightforward:. Execu
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[TKG Series – Part 1] VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid introduction and installation

TKG Series [TKG Series – Part 1] VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid introduction and installation  [TKG Series – Part 2] Install Kubernetes Cluster(s) using Tanzu Kubernetes Grid   [TKG Series – Part 3] Creating custom plan in Tanzu Kubernetes Grid This is going to be a long post as I will try to keep it as detailed as possible. Quick Introduction VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid (TKG for short) is the rebranded PKS
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NSX Intelligence Upgrade experience

Upgrading NSX intelligence is not the most straight-forward process. Here’s experience I’ve had and how to overcome them: How to use IIS to host the .NUB upgrade bundle As part of the upgrade, you need to “host” the *.nub or upgrade bundle to a local webserver so the appliance can pick it off. I only had IIS running in my environment so I had to use it. Now, for IIS to work – you need to
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How to setup govc to automate vSphere Tasks

This post is a long overdue tutorial on how to setup govc. What is govc? It’s a cli utilizing govmomi, a go library used to interact with vSphere API. Why use govc? It’s fast and way better to use for automation tasks. Installation: Download release binary here: https://github.com/vmware/govmomi/releases Depending on the platform, decompress: gzip -d govc_linux_amd64.gz Flag it as executable chmod +x govc
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Identity Manager Cluster : Error 500 after reboot

Encountered issue after a power failure which cause all the nodes of the identity manager cluster to reboot. Based on the error, i’m getting the following: Error 500: org.hibernate.exception.GenericJDBCException: could not prepare statement Bookmark this KB as this explains how the internal Postgres cluster works – basically, if all the nodes failed – you need to manully bring up the VIP of the post
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vRealize Automation 8.0.1 fails (new install/ after reboot)

Making a post on this as I experienced this first hand. Issue is, after reboot, some pods will not run. Specifically, vco and pg. This can be verified by executing the following command in one of the node: kubectl get pods –all-namespaces You’ll notice some pods will be CrashLoop state. To resolve, the following KB will help: https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/78235 For new installs: https://kb.vmware.com/s/
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Site Update: More Secure! More Juice!

With the recent ncov19 situation, this gave me time to start the long overdue updates to my site which include: Migrating to a new (beefier) VPS Server! End-to-End SSL certificates between CDN and the VPS Migrate from docker-compose to ansible for easier rebuild of the site. Overall, happy with the results.. and with that said, I’ll create a more detailed steps on the learning from this and what you can do with
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