VRealize Automation 8.2 introduces an exciting new feature – the ability to provide Terraform as a service. It expands the vRA directory by adding cloud-based Terraform manifest templates. And Terraform adds an orchestrator, negotiation engine, and vRA lease management.Continue reading
Terraform vRA provider’s capabilities for creating deployments are not limited to working with cloud templates and catalog items . Deployments can be created entirely from scratch by building them as a constructor from a variety of resources. Which of the following methods is the best? Let’s first analyze the latter, then compare all three options.Continue reading
The article Terraform + vRA. Quickstart a new deployment is created from an item published in the vRA directory. This is the easiest way to work with vRA from Terraform, but it is not flexible enough – there is no way to change the template schema, the deployments will be the same as the Cloud Assembly administrator decided. Terraform allows you to create your own cloud templates and deploy deployments from them.Continue reading
vRealize Automation supports cloud platforms by transforming a private cloud into a hybrid. A more complete and better integration is realized with the Amazon cloud: deploying and managing EC2 instances, executing scripts, creating multi-cloud applications … I suggest you quickly set up and test yourself.Continue reading
PKS uses the PKS CLI to manage clusters; another management option: register PKS with VMware Admiral, for example, built into vRealize Automation and manage clusters from it. However, Admiral will not allow automating work with clusters, this is just a GUI. What if you need the ability to make a single process, combining the creation of a cluster, registering it in DNS, setting monitoring in vROps, creating a project in Harbor and adding rights to users?Continue reading
So, you inherited the Cisco ASA firewall. Hands are itching to connect, configure and make them fulfill their purpose. Which side to approach it and where to start?
When writing this article, I used a Cisco ASA 5520 firewall with system version 9.1 and a clean (standard) configuration.