Welcome to my site. I started this site as an online archive for me and all things virtual. I kept getting requests for help around some of the more standard issues we all hit in dealing with Cloud automation, particularly around the VMware vCloud Stack so I decided to make my forum public...and here we are.
My name is Lee Friend and I'm based in London, UK. I am a Cloud orchestration specialist in the end to end management, automation and integration of virtualisation stacks covering all pieces of the puzzle from IPAM (InfoBlox / QIP / IP Control), DNS, AD, resiliency & DR (SRM automation), management system integration (including ServiceNow, BMC Remedy, ticketing systems) and on and on.
Having worked since the very early days of virtualisation, I specialise in the vRealize suite (vRO,vRA,vCD,vR OPs,vCloudClient,SRM,and on) with the aim of orchestrating wherever it's needed. I have helped out large financials, global exchanges and cloud service providers at an architecture level all the way through to workflow engineering.
Things to do with vCAC and vRA
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Failing the vRA stack to a recovery site plus re-IPing the servers presents issues. At the time of writing this post, it is not supported. BUT that's not to say it can't be done.
1) Update primary site network reservation (remove entry).
2) Update recovery site network reservation (add SRM allocated IP, subnet etc from VM).
3) Update VM storage reservation.
4) Update VM host reservation.
5) Update VM storage path.
6) Update DNS.
The bundle I have uses a vRO workflow to call several SQL stored procedures to update all the above reservations within vRA (tested on vCAC + vRA 6). DNS updates are handled by a PowerShell script called as part of the SRM recovery plan.
The solution is completely automated and controlled through SRM meaning that the time back to operation can be kept as short as possible and not relying on anyone to complete the actions.
For anyone interested in the bundle, please contact me by posting a comment in this thread and I will get back to you.
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