In the last article you could read how to create a simple / sample blueprint is working on the next article about blueprints but before publishing it I would like to show you how to configure Cloud Accounts.
Although we associate vRealize mainly with VMware, from one console we can not only deploy VM on vCenter but also on AWS, GCP or Azure. Each of these clouds has their pros and cons, I decided to configure them all in my environment and try to test them, but in this article I will show you where to find the required data to configure Cloud Accounts
Based on Wikipedia
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a subsidiary of Amazon that provides on-demandcloud computingplatforms and APIs to individuals, companies, and governments, on a metered pay-as-you-go basis. In aggregate, these cloud computing web services provide a set of primitive abstract technical infrastructure and distributed computing building blocks and tools. One of these services is Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, which allows users to have at their disposal a virtualcluster of computers, available all the time, through the Internet. AWS’s version of virtual computers emulate most of the attributes of a real computer, including hardware central processing units (CPUs) and graphics processing units (GPUs) for processing; local/RAM memory; hard-disk/SSD storage; a choice of operating systems; networking; and pre-loaded application software such as web servers, databases, and customer relationship management (CRM).
as you can see AWS offer many possibilities to build virtual services and from Cloud Assembly perspective we also have big list for automation
To use AWS resources, we must connect the AWS Cloud Account. To do this, go to Infrastructure -> Connections -> Cloud Accounts
The connection requires us to provide two things besides the name from the AWS level
Access key ID – A unique identifier that’s associated with a secret access key. The access key ID and secret access key are used together to sign programmatic AWS requests cryptographically.
Secret Access Key – A key that is used in conjunction with the access key ID to cryptographically sign programmatic AWS requests.
after logging in to the console ( console.aws.amazon.com ) in the upper right corner will find the name of our account on the AWS website
we go to the My Security Credentials tab
from the level of Your Security Credentials in the Access keys subsection we can generate an AWS Cloud access key
After entering the data, we can choose which regions from the AWS website will be used by our vRA and automatically create a Cloud Zone from them
Based on Wikipedia
Google Cloud Platform (GCP), offered by Google, is a suite of cloud computing services that runs on the same infrastructure that Google uses internally for its end-user products, such as Google Search and YouTube. Alongside a set of management tools, it provides a series of modular cloud services including computing, data storage, data analytics and machine learning. Registration requires a credit card or bank account details.
From Cloud Assembly portal we have posibility to create machine and disk on platform
To use GCP resources, we must connect the GCP Cloud Account. To do this, go to Infrastructure -> Connections -> Cloud Accounts
We need to provide more details but Google provide us posibility to use JSON file with configuration which we can download from GCP console
but what we need to provide even in JSON file is
Project ID – The project ID organizes Google Platform resources including users and billing, authentication and monitoring information. You can locate the Google Platform project ID by navigating to the API console and selecting Manage all projects.
Private Key ID – The private key ID is required to communicate with Google Platform instance.
Private Key – The private key is required to communicate with Google Platform instance.
to grab all those details we need to go to the console console.cloud.google.com
In project which we have we need to go to IAM & Admin -> Service Account
we need to create Service acocunt
and when we have it we can create Key File in JSON File which we can import to our Cloud Assembly
We can import that Key to Cloud Assembly and same like on AWS
Based on Wikipedia
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure/ˈæʒər/) is a cloud computing service created by Microsoft for building, testing, deploying, and managing applications and services through Microsoft-managed data centers. It provides software as a service (SaaS), platform as a service (PaaS) and infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and supports many different programming languages, tools and frameworks, including both Microsoft-specific and third-party software and systems.
For Azure vRA offer us a quite a big list of posibilities
To use Azure resources, we must connect the Azure Cloud Account. To do this, go to Infrastructure -> Connections -> Cloud Accounts
Azure account require from us the biggest list of information which we need to provide
Subscription ID – The subscription ID provides access to the resources in your individual Microsoft Azure account.
Tenant ID – The tenant ID is used by Active Directory to designate an endpoint for the applications you create in your individual Microsoft Azure accoun
Client Application ID – The client application ID is a unique identifier used to discover the resources for an application in your individual Microsoft Azure account.
Client application secret key – The client application secret key is paired with an application’s client application ID to ensure maximum security for the application in your individual Microsoft Azure account.
To grab all those details we need to go through few pages on portal.azure.com
Subscription ID we can find on our Subscription information
Tenant ID we can find on Azure Active Directory
In Same Active Directory but on sub tab App registration when we create net App we will have Client Application ID
The last element which we need to provide is Security Key which we can grab inside our App in sub tab Certificates & secrets
for Azure we also need to Add roles for this App in our env we need to go back to the Subscription and on sub tab Access Control IAM
we need to add a role assigment for example in Lab environment we can use owner
and thats all
we are able to use Cloud Regions from Azure.
Thanks for reading and see you on next…