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Resolving .NET path issues when installing vRA App Services bootstrap

UPDATE: Much as I tried to get this to work with Windows Server 2012 R2, it won’t.  You need to install .NET 2.0/3.0 on Windows Server 2012 R2 in order to get the bootstrap service to work.  It will install everything properly but I was unable to get the Windows service to actually start without .NET 2.0/3.0. See screenshot to show the .NET version that is required. As I continue on my vRealize Automation Application Services journey, I thought I’d

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Find the right JRE filename when installing vRA Application Services Agent

As I said in a previous post, these days I’m more focused on cloud automation and orchestration than virtualizing business critical apps like I have been in the past.  However, combining those two worlds is of interest to me so I’ve been playing with vRealize Automation Application Services. I was recently preparing a Windows Server 2012 R2 template to be used as a template for vRA/Application Services and so I was following VMware’s documentation on how to install the required

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The one where TiVo taught my wife about hybrid cloud

There’s a famous quote that says, “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.” That statement is true. But I’m sure many of us have examples of where we’re challenged to explain something we know very well in a simple manner. Take the example of working in technology and explaining what you do to family or friends who are in completely different fields. Can you easily explain virtualization, for example, to your car mechanic? What about

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