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vRA 7.5 Installation steps - Back to Basics

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vRealize Automation Installation Overview
You can install vRealize Automation to support minimal, proof of concept environments, or in different sizes of distributed, enterprise configurations that are capable of handling production workloads. Installation can be interactive or silent.
After installation, you start using vRealize Automation by customizing your setup and configuring tenants, which provides users with access to self-service provisioning and life-cycle management of cloud services
New in this vRealize Automation Installation:
If you installed earlier versions of vRealize Automation, be aware of changes in the installation process for this release. 
This release simplifies the vRealize Automation appliance node removal process.  The vRealize Automation appliance administration interface has changed.  Database tab features have moved to the Cluster tab. The Database tab has been removed, and the Cluster tab has become a primary tab.  The Migration tab has become a primary tab and…

Startup guide for vSphere Automation SDK for REST API

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VMware introduced a new API service in vSphere 6.5 version which is known as vSphere Automation API. This service allows us to introduce several new SDKs for JAVA, Perl, Ruby, REST etc.Today we will see how to setup the basic wizard to start using the API service in day to day life.

For more information about what was introduced with the vSphere Automation APIs visit Here
Documentation :
The documentation for this SDK version is pretty straight forward. We can browse to each level of API and see the sections of what the operations it performs. We can get the URL, JSON , XML representation for each and every operations in the document.
SDK Documentation
SDK tool kit:
You can download the SDK kit from VMware {code}
Tools required:
We will use Postman today so that we will be able to start working with the API quickly and build your knowledge of how it works before using API in your own application. Postman is a great application to design, build and test Rest APIs. Postman have clients ava…

vSphere 6.7 released !

As we are aware VMware comes up with a new release of vsphere every year. and VMware didn't fail to excite us with the new features and innovations this time too!

In this blog post lets have a sneak peak about the new features which are bundled with vSphere 6.7

vSphere 6.7 is the efficient and secure platform for hybrid clouds, fueling digital transformation by delivering simple and efficient management at scale, comprehensive built-in security, a universal application platform, and seamless hybrid cloud experience.

vSphere 6.7 delivers key capabilities to enable IT organizations address the following notable trends that are putting new demands on their IT infrastructure:


Explosive growth in quantity and variety of applications, from business critical apps to new intelligent workloads.Rapid growth of hybrid cloud environments and use cases.On-premises data centers growing and expanding globally, including at the Edge.Security of infrastructure and applications attaining paramount impo…

Update Manager 6.5 issue ""interface com.vmware.vim.binding.integrity.VcIntegrity is not visible from class loader""

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This post is related to the issue what we faced today when we replaced the SSL certificates in our setup. 
When I launched the web-client and access the update manager tab,  I get the message  "interface com.vmware.vim.binding.integrity.VcIntegrity is not visible from class loader"





I started off by restarting the VMWare vSphere Update Manager Service for the affected vCSA:
1. Log into vCenter using the administrator@vsphere.local account. 2. Home - System Configuration - Services - Restart



This did not resolve my issue... And we tried restarting all the services by SSH/Console into the affected server and run the following commands:
service-control --stop --all service-control --start --all Still no luck. 
Make sure the certs are applied and it gets reflected in the config file. ( verify if the thumbprint matches) 
root@homelab71 [ /usr/lib/vmware-updatemgr/bin ]# pwd /usr/lib/vmware-updatemgr/bin
root@homelab71 [ /usr/lib/vmware-updatemgr/bin ]# ./updatemgr-util config -g | less

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