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vRealize Automation 7.0

Within the cloud and virtualization space, a lot had happened in last one week or so. I am still catching up on all the news but one thing that caught my attention was the announcement around vRealize Automation 7.0. I recently started working on the vRealize suite of products and therefore this announcement was completely relevant. There are a ton of new features in this release. Especially, things like the simplified install wizard (you will appreciate this if have you installed IaaS in earlier versions of vRA), graphical service blueprint designer and integration with source control. You can read more about these new features on VMware blog at: While you are there, sign-up for download availability notification and get your hands dirty when you get the product.

Troubleshooting SSL Connection Error When Deploying vCSA 6.0.1 Appliance

Over the weekend, I was looking at a way to install the VMware vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 update 1 from command line. The process is straightforward. We generate a template (JSON) file with all required parameters and give it to vcsa-deploy.exe in the .\vcsa-cli-installer\win32 folder of the mounted or extracted ISO. For me the real problem was when I started using vcsa-deploy.exe. It started throwing errors just after the JSON validation and while logging into the ESX host specified in the JSON template. 2015-10-04 17:59:44,875 – vCSACliInstallLogger – ERROR – An error occurred when connecting to “ESX-1”: Failed to login to host ESX-1, as user root: [Errno socket error] [Errno 8] _ssl.c:499: EOF occurred in violation of protocol 2015-10-04 17:59:44,875 – vCSACliInstallLogger – DEBUG – The vCenter Server Appliance installer log file is at: c:\users\admini~1\appdata\local\temp\2\vcsaCliInstaller-2015-10-04-12-29-wgyrvy\vcsa-cli-installer.log 2015-10-04 17:59:44,875 – vCSACliInstallLogger – DEBUG – The vCenter Server Appliance installer result file is at: c:\users\admini~1\appdata\local\temp\2\vcsaCliInstaller-2015-10-04-12-29-wgyrvy\vcsa-cli-installer.json I spent sometime looking around for help and tried things like enabling SSH on the ESX host and so on. When nothing solved …