Using vRealize Orchestrator 8.3 API calls to deploy Cloud Director vAPP Templates

With all the new learning going on, in an effort to try to retain this information, I will be using these posts as documentation. (Also, because I am not finding a lot of this out there in blog land already.) Today's learning is using APIs to deploy an existing vAPP...
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Nested Environments and Cloud Director / vRealize Automation 8

When I started my new job a Pure, one of the reasons why was to push into a new area that I've dabbled very little in. Automation and scripting/programming. I forgot how frustrating learning brand new things can be. That feeling of knowing exactly where you want to go,...
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VCP-DCV 2020 vSphere 7 Study Guide, Complete PDF

VCP-DCV 2020 v7-Study-GuideDownload Thanks for everyone's support! If you want to use this in a business capacity, let me know. Also if you appreciate it and want to donate something. I have a patreon made at the suggestion of a fellow community friend...
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VMware VCP 2020 vSphere 7 Edition Exam Prep Guide (pt.5)

Section 6 – Troubleshooting and Repairing - There are no testable objectives for this section. Since this isn't a testable section, we won't cover this. If there is enough of an ask, I may add a bit in here. Section 7 – Administrative and Operational...
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VMware VCP 2020 vSphere 7 Edition Exam Prep Guide (pt.4)

Section 5 – Performance-tuning, Optimization, Upgrades Objective 5.1 – Identify resource pools use cases The official description of a resource pool is a logical abstraction for the flexible management of resources (same exact definition as vSphere 6.x). My...
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VMware VCP 2020 vSphere 7 Edition Exam Prep Guide (pt.3)

And we're back for post 3 of the VCP-DCV 2020. Section 3 is Planning and Design. VMware has no testable objectives for this section, so we won't write anything on it. Perhaps we may cover it in a future blog if enough are interested in it, on to Section 4. Section 4...
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VMware VCP 2020 vSphere 7 Edition Exam Prep Guide (pt.2)

Picking up where we left off, here is Section 2. Once again, this version has been shaken up quite a bit from previous VCP objectives; this section is a bit lighter than Section 1. Let's dig in. Section 2 – VMware Products and Solutions Objective 2.1 – Describe the...
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VMware VCP 2020 vSphere 7 Edition Exam Prep Guide (pt.1)

Introduction Hello again. My 2019 VCP Study Guide was well received, so, to help the community further, I decided to embark on another exam study guide with vSphere 7. This guide is exciting for me to write due to the many new things I'll get to learn myself, and I...
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Creating a VI (Virtual Infrastructure) Cluster in VCF 4.0.1.1

I originally wanted to learn more about VMware Cloud Foundations but never had the time to. I recently (ahem COVID) found extra time to try new things and learn with my home lab. For the setup, I used the VMware Lab Constructor (downloaded here) to create VCF. After...
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VMware Cloud Foundations 4.0.1: Problems with SDDC Manager refreshing

I've been doing some studying on VMware Cloud Foundations 4.0.1 and have it running in my lab. It seems a bit finicky at times I've noticed. One of the issues I've run into so far is that when I added 3 more hosts, everything seemed to be fine. I then wanted to add a...
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