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Chef and vRO Integration Pattern

How we manage the complexity of our vRA / vRO workflows and Chef while reducing code and workflow sprawl in our solution.

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vRealize Automation and TFS integration

How to use .NET code to create a build service allowing vRA/vRO to queue .NET builds to new servers, part of ephemeral deploy workflows

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Posted in Automation, TFS, vRA

vRA / vRO new 6.2 REST API sample

Step by step instructions on how to generate your first vRA 6.2 REST API call to create a VM.

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Posted in Automation, vRA

SharePoint Integration with Automation: Part 2

I’ve been using this pattern for > 6 months now. It’s been working great for using SharePoint as a UI host and data host – which is itself a very productive pattern; you’ve got mediocre templates that DO work right

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Posted in SharePoint, UC4

SharePoint Integration With Automation: Part 1

I’ve been using this pattern for > 6 months now. It’s been working great for using SharePoint as a UI host and data host – which is itself a very productive pattern; you’ve got mediocre templates that DO work right

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Can You Afford to Automate?

When you’re doing automation work, ROI is an extremely important topic.  You need to be able to clearly articulate what something is costing you, and how long you can possibly work on making it better before you’re spending more time

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Posted in Automation

First Post!

Hi everyone! Welcome to my blog.  Here I’ll share everything I know about automation and post videos, links, tutorials, samples, troubleshooting, and anything else that I think is relevant.  My employer declined to host this blog themselves, so unfortunately I’ll

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Posted in Automation
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