Monday, November 21, 2016

VCAP6-CMA (Beta) Objective 4.4: Import existing workloads - Part01

This objective has tasks and I would cover the Global Properties in this part

· Set Global Properties according to a deployment plan
· Locate log files for the appropriate user
· Generate a log support bundle for all vRealize Automation components
· View and export log data for further analysis
· Configure database log file rollover

· Set Global Properties according to a deployment plan


1. Login to vRA and go to Infrastructure > Administration > Global Properties.
2. Global Properties has been categorized as below with their respective properties

Group: Agent
Group: DataRollover
Group: Distributed Execution Manager (DEM)
Group: Installation  
Group: Migration
Group: Network and Security 
Group: Openstack 
Group: Reconfigure Virtual Machine 
Group: SCCM 
Group: vCloud 
Group: vRealize Orchestrator (vRO) 

3. To edit any specific property, click on pencil button for the property and change the value appropriately. Let's say you wish to change the "VRO REST Request timeout" from default 100 seconds to 300 seconds. 

Click on edit and make the changes and click on green check to save.

· Locate log files for the appropriate user


I think the task is locate user specific logs in vRA

1. Login to vRA and go to Infrastructure > Monitoring > Log
2. Under column User Name, type the user name and hit the enter key
3. Similarly, for Audit logs, click on Audit and enter the username under the column User Name and hit enter


· Configure database log file rollover


1. Login to vRA and go to Infrastructure > Administration > Global Properties.
2. Under the subgroup - Group: DataRollover, there are 3 options for Database Rollover properties. 
a. DataRollover IsArchiveEnabled

Data will be moved to Archive tables when set to True (viewable only from the database) and if set to False data will be purged from the Database permanently and will not be recoverable. (Default it is set to True)

b. DataRollover MaximumAgeInDays

Maximum number of days data to be held in the database before moving to archive or purging the data. (Default it is set to 90 days)

c. DataRollover Status 

DataRollover Status can be set to Enabled or Disabled. Will be Running when it is processing. (Default it is set to Disabled)