31 08, 2015

vRealize Automation: Troubleshooting Mail Configuration (or notification) Issues

By | August 31st, 2015|vCAC, Virtualization, vRA|1 Comment

On a couple of engagements in the recent past, I encountered situations where I was configuring Inbound/Outbound mail for newly-installed vRealize Automation environments.  Despite assurances from mail admins that settings provided to me by them were correct, I found that mail didn't just work smoothly and I had to do some minor investigations. There isn't [...]

18 06, 2015

Adding PowerShell Hosts with Kerberos Authentication: krb5.conf Explained

By | June 18th, 2015|Orchestrator, vCAC, Virtualization, vRA, vRO|2 Comments

When adding Powershell hosts to vRealize Orchestrator using Kerberos Authentication, one has to create the krb5.conf file. There are various articles on that and the best one I've seen is "this one", so I am not going to repeat all that information here. However, I thought to write something up about what's important to remember while [...]

26 05, 2015

vRealize Automation REST Plugin error: Connection Pool Shut Down

By | May 26th, 2015|Cloud, vCAC, Virtualization, vRA, vRO|0 Comments

A few days back, I was working with REST operations in vRealize Automation when suddenly, I was hit by the following error, when trying to "Invoke a REST Operation": Connection pool shut down (Workflow:Invoke a REST operation / REST call (item0)#6) I checked the inventory and the target host was still there and nothing seemed [...]

29 09, 2014

vCAC 6.0.1 Upgrade to 6.1: Database Upgrade Script Error

By | September 29th, 2014|Cloud, How To, vCAC, Virtualization|5 Comments

While upgrading a vCAC (vCloud Automation Center) 6.0.1 environment to 6.1 a couple of days back, I hit this error message while upgrading the IaaS database, using the database upgrade script: Java version 1.7 or higher (64-bit) must be installed, the environment variable JAVA_HOME must be sent to the Java install folder, and %JAVA_HOME%\bin\java.exe must [...]