AuthorDennis Hoegen Dijkhof

Dennis works for ITQ and works with VMware products since 2005. With his 15 years of experience in IT he can really add value to customers. Dennis his passion is to innovate big datacenters by using the latest technologies. Due to his passion he developed into a true expert on virtualization with VMware technologies. To share his passion and knowledge Dennis is active within the VMware community and is a member of the Netherlands VMUG leadership team (NLVMUG).

Christiaan and Dennis rewarded vExpert 2016

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Something we are very proud of, but we didn’t want to brag about so that’s why we waited so long to share it with you. Christiaan and Dennis are rewarded vExpert for the second year in a row. So what is vExpert program? It’s explained by VMware as follows: The VMware vExpert program is VMware’s global evangelism and advocacy program. The program is designed to put...

vRealize Automation: Missing Actions in Entitlements

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After installing a new vRealize Automation 6.2.2 distributed environment a customer tried to add actions to an entitlement but default actions like Reconfigure were not visible. Also this Actions were not visible when we looked at \Administration\Catalog Management\Actions. The source of these actions are iaas-service so because it’s a new installation we checked if all the services were...

Advanced Options vRealize Automation – Hide Properties & Snapshots tab

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When you look at the item details for a Virtual Machine in the vRealize Automation Portal there are several tabs which show information. Most of this information is usable for the customer, like the CPU, memory and storage configuration. Besides this tabs the tabs Properties and Snapshots are visible, during a deployment of a Virtual Machine you often use advanced properties which are of no use...

Prerequisites check vCAC 6.1 (automated)

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As many of you already know VMware released vCloud Automation Center 6.1 September 9th. I’m working on an implementation already, so I feel pretty lucky. An installation always starts with the deployment of the necessary Windows (2012R2) servers and all the prerequisites listed in the documentation. We at automate-it.today are big supporters in automating everything, as long as it useful or...

Selecting Network Through vCAC Property

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vCAC is a really powerful automation tool, primarily giving users the opportunity to request their own applications without interaction of the IT Department. In this particular case I was configuring a blueprint to be used by developers. Using vCAC to clone vCenter templates is really simple; users request a machine to use in the development or in the production environment. While I was testing...

vCAC Blueprint Configuration

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Below is the vCAC configuration workflow about configuring a Blueprint. This blogpost is the fifth in the vCAC configuration series. The action blocks are actually clickable and will show you the matching parts of the VMware documentation in a popup window. [imagemap id=”240″] Go back to the configuration steps overview.   A couple of interesting vCAC documentation links about...

vCAC Configuration – Reservation

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This blogpost is the fourth in the vCAC configuration series. Before a user can request a machine there need to be available resources, this resources are created with the Fabric groups. Within this fabric you can create a reservation. A fabric administrator creates a reservation to allocate provisioning resources in the fabric group to a specific business group. A virtual reservation allocates a...

vCAC Business Group Configuration

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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...

vCAC Tenant Configuration

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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. [imagemap id=”162″] Go back to the configuration steps...

vCAC Fabric Configuration

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Below is the first vCAC configuration workflow. This one is about configuring the Fabric.
The action blocks are actually clickable and will show you the matching parts of the VMware documentation in a popup window.
In this example we used the vSphere Endpoint.
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Go back to the configuration steps overview.
 

About the author

Dennis Hoegen Dijkhof
Dennis works for ITQ and works with VMware products since 2005. With his 15 years of experience in IT he can really add value to customers. Dennis his passion is to innovate big datacenters by using the latest technologies. Due to his passion he developed into a true expert on virtualization with VMware technologies. To share his passion and knowledge Dennis is active within the VMware community and is a member of the Netherlands VMUG leadership team (NLVMUG).