Since VMworld 2020 and the announcement of vRealize Cloud Universal subscription licensing, I have been working and speaking with a lot of customers who get confused with different key terms around software licensing. More than any others, the terms Perpetual vs Subscription vs Software-As-A-Service (SaaS) get people confused. These terms are not new for 2020, but they are definitely becoming more important in my day job and maybe they are for you too.

Written by Christopher Lewis on November 30, 2020 .

Perpetual Subscription SaaS

Introduction In this series of posts, we will be taking a look at how to configure a Multi-Organization Tenancy (aka Multi-Tenancy) in vRealize Automation (vRA) 8.1. In this post, I will walk through how to configure the integration for the embedded (shared) vRealize Orchestrator into the additional customer tenants. For more information on the rest of the posts in this series, click here. The “Problem” Unfortunately, once vRA Multi-Tenancy has been enabled and a new tenant has been configured, the embedded vRO gets decoupled due to the changes to the platform (including the creation of a new vIDM tenant for each additional vRA tenant).

Written by Christopher Lewis on November 4, 2020 .

vRealize Automation 8

Introduction In this series of posts, we will be taking a look at how to configure a Multi-Organization Tenancy (aka Multi-Tenancy) in vRealize Automation (vRA) 8.1. In this post, I will review some of the different options for vRealize Orchestrator (vRO) multi-tenancy within a vRealize Automation (vRA) 8.x multi-organization tenancy environment. For more information on the rest of the posts in this vRA 8.1 series, click here. vRO Multi-Organizational Tenancy Options The first thing to point out is that vRO 8.

Written by Christopher Lewis on November 3, 2020 .

vRealize Automation 8 vRealize Orchestrator 8

Introduction In this series of posts, we will be taking a look at how to configure a Multi-Organization Tenancy (aka Multi-Tenancy) in vRealize Automation (vRA) 8.1. In this post, I will tackle the configuration of new Tenant Adminsistrators within vRA 8.1 multi-organization tenancy environment. For more information on the rest of the posts in this series, click here. What is a Tenant Administrator? The Tenant Administrator is a role who is responsible for the configuration of the VMware Identity Manager (vIDM) solution for the tenant.

Written by Christopher Lewis on October 2, 2020 .

vRealize Automation 8

In this series of posts, we will be taking a look at how to configure a Multi-Organization Tenancy (aka Multi-Tenancy) in vRealize Automation (vRA) 8.1. In this post, I will tackle the management of User Directories in a vRA 8.1 Multi-Organizational Tenancy deployment. Specifically, we will look at: Migrating a User Directory from the Provider Tenant into the Customer Tenant. Adding a new User Directory to the Customer Tenant using VMware Identity Manager.

Written by Christopher Lewis on October 1, 2020 .

vRealize Automation 8

Have you ever wanted to go to VMworld and never had the travel or budget approved? Well, unless you have been in cryogenic stasis for the last 6 months (and if you were, maybe you were better off), then you will know that VMworld 2020 is going to be VERY different this year. It is a single GLOBAL event, on 29th September - 1st October 2020. It is VIRTUAL. It is FREE.

Written by Christopher Lewis on September 22, 2020 .

VMworld VMworld 2020

Have you ever wanted to go to VMworld and never had the travel or budget approved? Well, unless you have been in cryogenic stasis for the last 6 months (and if you were, maybe you were better off), then you will know that VMworld 2020 is going to be VERY different this year. It is a single GLOBAL event, on 29th September - 1st October 2020. It is VIRTUAL. It is FREE.

Written by Christopher Lewis on September 22, 2020 .

VMworld VMworld 2020

Have you ever wanted to go to VMworld and never had the travel or budget approved? Well, unless you have been in cryogenic stasis for the last 6 months (and if you were, maybe you were better off), then you will know that VMworld 2020 is going to be VERY different this year. It is a single GLOBAL event, on 29th September - 1st October 2020. It is VIRTUAL. It is FREE.

Written by Christopher Lewis on September 22, 2020 .

VMworld VMworld 2020

Introduction In this series of posts, we will be taking a look at how to configure a Multi-Organization Tenancy (aka Multi-Tenancy) in vRealize Automation (vRA) 8.1. Scenario/Background For this series, we will assume that vRealize Automation 8.1 has been deployed and is working. What we need to do is create three new Organizations/Tenants, one for MedTech, one for FinTech and one for SciTech. We will lay the ground work for all three tenants, but will only work throught the creation of the first tenant MedTech.

Written by Christopher Lewis on May 2, 2020 .

vRealize Automation 8

Introduction In this series of posts, we will be taking a look at how to configure a Multi-Organization Tenancy (aka Multi-Tenancy) in vRealize Automation (vRA) 8.1. In this post, I will tackle the final two steps in configuring vRA 8.1 Multi-Organization tenancy. That is, applying the SAN SSL Certificate for vRA created in Part 2 and then finally creating a new Organization/Tenant! For more information on the rest of the posts in this series, click here.

Written by Christopher Lewis on April 17, 2020 .

vRealize Automation 8

Introduction In this series of posts, we will be taking a look at how to configure a Multi-Organization Tenancy (aka Multi-Tenancy) in vRealize Automation (vRA) 8.1. In this post, now that all the prerequisites are complete, we will “finally” start to configure vRealize Automation 8.1 to support Multi-Organization Tenancy. All the Multi-Organization Tenancy configuration is completed through VMware vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager (vRSLCM). I will cover how to upload the SSL Certificates created in the previous post into vRSLCM, then I will cover how to apply the new Workspace ONE Access SSL certificate to the WOA deployment for vRA 8.

Written by Christopher Lewis on April 16, 2020 .

vRealize Automation 8

Introduction In this series of posts, we will be taking a look at how to configure a Multi-Organization Tenancy (aka Multi-Tenancy) in vRealize Automation (vRA) 8.1. In this post, we will be looking at how to meet the SSL Certitifcate requirements for configuring vRA 8.1 Multi-Organisation Tenancy. I will cover how many SSL certificates are required, then I will cover which SSL Certificates are required, then I will cover how those can be created easily using vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager 8.

Written by Christopher Lewis on April 15, 2020 .

vRealize Automation 8