Category Archives: vRealize Automation (vCAC)

vCAC Business Group Configuration

This blogpost is the third in the vCAC configuration series and will focus on the configuration of the Business Groups.

A business group associates a set of services and resources to a set of users, often corresponding to a line of business, department, or other organizational unit. Business groups are managed on the Infrastructure tab but are used throughout the service catalog. Entitlements in the catalog are based on business groups. To request catalog items, a user must belong to at least one business group. A business group can have access to catalog items specific to that group and to catalog items that are shared between business groups in the same tenant. In IaaS, each business group has one or more reservations that determine on which compute resources the machines that this group requested can be provisioned. A business group must have at least one business group manager, who monitors the resource use for the group and often is an approver for catalog requests. In IaaS, group managers also create and manage machine blueprints for the groups they manage. Business groups can also contain support users, who can request and manage machines on behalf of other group members. Business group managers can also submit requests on behalf of their users. A user can be a member of more than one business group, and can have different roles in different groups.

Within a business group there are three different roles, that should be bound to Active Directory groups.

Business_Group_Roles

Below is the third workflow on the vCAC configuration about configuring the Business Groups. The action blocks are actually clickable and will show you the matching parts of the VMware documentation in a popup window.

Go back to the configuration steps overview.

vCAC Tenant Configuration

This blogpost is the second in the vCAC configuration series. With the second workflow on the vCAC configuration about configuring the Tenant, this workflow can be used to configure the default tenant.

The action blocks are actually clickable and will show you the matching parts of the VMware documentation in a popup window.

Go back to the configuration steps overview.

More information about working with Tenants, and how to create and configure them can be found here.

vCAC Configuration Steps

Installing vCloud Automation Center (vCAC) can be a challenging task. After doing several installations we found out that some people, just like us, struggle with the configuration.

A while ago I created some workflows which describe al the necessary steps in this configuration. I thought this would be nice to share with you, as a guideline in the configuration.

Each vCAC configuration step is clickable and will lead you to a separate blog post, with a flowchart and more information about this step.

 

 

Inaccessible Tenant in vCAC

Just placing knowledge base articles on our blog is not our focus, but sometimes you stumble upon a interesting one.

This article describes that tenants will become inaccessible and identity stores will disappear after deploying a template in vCAC.

And because it’s about vCloud Automation Center it’s reason enough to share this with you.

The first issue mentioned in the article:

  • When attempting to log into a tenant, a blank page is displayed with a Submit button in the upper left corner.

Can also have to do with an other known issue with vCAC 6.0.  It’s about the maximum header size (8K) for vCAC server HTTP request, this is fixed in the 6.0.1. release.

Read more info: kb.vmware.com/kb/2075011