Getting Started with the Aria Automation Orchestrator Plug-in for the vSphere Client

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You might not know it from how VMware Aria Automation Orchestrator (formerly VMware vRealize Orchestrator) is marketed today, but originally, Aria Automation Orchestrator was bundled as a component of VMware vCenter Server. Titled VMware vCenter Orchestrator back in the day, it was one of the best ways to automate actions within your VMware vCenter Server. While vCenter Orchestrator was rebranded as vRealize Orchestrator, and now as Aria Automation Orchestrator, it is still included as a feature with each VMware vCenter Server license.

VMware Aria Automation 8.11 is Now Available

VMware released the latest update to the VMware Aria Suite, VMware Aria Automation 8.11, on January 20, 2023. This release focuses primarily on improvements to public cloud support, Guardrails improvements (SaaS offering only), minor product enhancements, and bug fixes.

Backing Up VMware ESXi TPM Encryption Recovery Keys

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If you have deployed a VMware ESXi 7.0 or 8.0 host containing a TPM 2.0 device, you have likely encountered the “TPM Encryption Recovery Key Backup Alarm” in vCenter reminding you to back up your TPM encryption recovery key. Screenshot showing the “TPM Encryption Recovery Key Backup Alarm” in the VMware vSphere Client If you’re like me, the first time you encountered this, you probably searched Google for this alarm message and ran across VMware KB81661 - “TPM Encryption Recovery Key Backup” warning alarm in vCenter Server.

Using Node.js in Aria Automation Orchestrator 8.10

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Aria Automation Orchestrator + Node.js Introduction With the release of VMware vRealize Orchestrator 8.1 in April 2020, VMware added the ability to utilize new languages within your workflows and actions. These new languages included PowerShell, Node.js, and Python. Since then, I have seen very few documents detailing the use of this capability. Recently though, while attempting to migrate some legacy scripts from a vRealize Orchestrator 7.6 deployment to vRealize Orchestrator 8.

Compliance Management with VMware Aria Automation SaltStack SecOps

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In my previous post titled Introduction to VMware vRealize Automation SaltStack SecOps, I provided an introduction to VMware Aria Automation SaltStack Automation SecOps, as well as a brief history and overview of the product’s capabilities. In this post, I’ll dive deeper into the product’s compliance management capabilities. Compliance Checks Compliance checks are at the foundation of VMware Aria Automation SaltStack SecOps compliance management. These checks provide the information necessary to identify the purpose of the check, the operating systems it applies to, the rationale for the check, and, more importantly, the state file responsible for implementing/remediating the check.

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