vRA patching: clearing the patch tab from a failed patch

Symptoms: vRA patching failed and is now stuck with a patch in the repository, the remove button does not do anything, the retry button is grayed out: Note: Its always recommended that you take a powered off snapshot of all the nodes before patching and before performing the below: Take a powered off  snapshot of […]

adding a webhook to vRA-Code Stream fails

adding a webhook to vRA-Code Stream fails with error: browser console: Symptoms: Gitlab is installed on the same network as of vRA/Codestream Cause: Gitlab does not allow connections to create a webhook from local subnet by default. Resolution :Allow requests to the local network from web hooks and services Steps: On gitlab, go to admin […]

Saltstack + vSphere: Deploying Windows VM’s with Windows Minion

Ensure that you have set up sphere provider provider, refer my previous blog https://blog.ntitta.in/?p=597 create a windows profile /etc/salt/cloud.profiles.d/w16k.conf  Ensure that you have the smbprotocol and pypsexec installed on the guest windows server template, ensure vmware tools is installed and create a PowerShell script in the path: c:\scripts\e.winrm.ps1, refer salt doc for more information: https://docs.saltproject.io/en/latest/topics/cloud/windows.html […]

upgrade vRA 8.2 to 8.3

Upgrade LCM Log in to LCM> Lifecycle operations> Settings> System upgrade Create snapshot Once snapshot is done, Click on Check for upgrade, vRLCM will reboot as a part of the upgrade. Wait patiently… (go have a coffee) On successfull upgrade, we should see : Add vRA package repository to LCM Download vRA 8.3 upgrade repository […]