Setup

Add Microsoft Endpoint

  1. Login to vRA tenant
  2. Click on the Catalog tab
  3. Request the Add Microsoft Endpoint vRA Catalog Item
  4. Fill out the form accordingly (see below) and Submit
Add Microsoft Endpoint
Add Microsoft Endpoint

A Windows 2012 R2 jump server or domain controller that is utilized by the SovLabs plugin for a target AD, DNS, and/or IPAM server

FieldValue
Configuration label

No spaces, periods, nor special characters except underscore (_) and dash (-)

Unique label that does NOT contain {tenantName}_

Connection type

Connection method to connect to the target or proxy Microsoft server. Click here to use VMware Tools

vCenter Endpoint

Shown when 'Connection type' is vmware-tools

Select an existing SovLabs vCenter Endpoint where the Microsoft server VM resides in

VM name as it appears in vCenter

Shown when 'Connection type' is vmware-tools

Type in the VM name of the Microsoft DNS server as it appears in vCenter

*VM name is case sensitive!

Is a jump server?

Jump servers are limited to SSH daemon connection methods only or VMware Tools

Choose whether or not to utilize a jump server to make remote commands to the target DNS server

Hostname

Shown when 'Connection type' is not vmware-tools and 'Is a jump server?' is not checked

Microsoft DNS server (FQDN or IP Address)

Jump server

Shown when 'Connection type' is not vmware-tools and 'Is a jump server?' is checked

Jump server FQDN or IP Address for the target Microsoft DNS server

Remote server

Shown when 'Is a jump server?' is checked

Type in the target Microsoft DNS server

Uses non-standard port?

Shown when 'Is a jump server?' is checked

Was the WinRM or SSH daemon was configured to listen on a non-standard port?

Port

Shown when 'Uses non-standard port?' is checked

Port number

Credential Configuration for Microsoft Endpoint
Create credential?

Check the checkbox to create a new credential.

Uncheck the checkbox to use an existing credential.

Credential

Shown when 'Create credential?' is not checked

Select the appropriate credential from an existing list of credentials

Credential Configuration label

Shown when 'Create credential?' is checked

No spaces, periods, nor special characters except underscore (_) and dash (-)

Unique label that does NOT contain {tenantName}_

SSH Key used?

Shown when Create credential?' is checked and 'Connection method' is SSH based

Check the checkbox to use an SSH Key

Username

Shown when 'Create credential?' is checked

Username that has necessary permissions

Password

Shown when 'Create credential?' is checked and SSH Key used? is not checked

User's password

SSH Key

Shown when 'Create credential?' is checked and SSH Key used? is checked

SSH Key

SSH Key Password

Shown when 'Create credential?' is checked and SSH Key used? is checked

SSH Key password, if any

Advanced
Temporary directory where scripts will be placed

Optional

If not provided, will default to C:\Windows\temp.

*The Service Account must have permission to write files to and remove files from this directory.

Share path for temporary directory to access

Define if administrative shares are not available

Type in path\share instead of \\share-server\path\share


Add DNS Configuration

  1. Login to vRA tenant
  2. Click on the Catalog tab
  3. Request the Add DNS Configuration vRA Catalog Item
  4. Fill out the form accordingly (see below) and Submit
Add DNS Configuration
Add DNS Configuration

FieldValue
Configuration label

No spaces, periods, nor special characters except underscore (_) and dash (-)

Unique label that does NOT contain {tenantName}_

Domains

Must be a qualified domain (e.g. example.com, example.org, example.co)

Add in all domains for this DNS configuration to support

Networks

Add in all the networks (X.X.X.X/CIDR) for this DNS configuration to support

DNS server type

Select Microsoft as the desired DNS type

DNS Hosts

Select all desired Microsoft DNS endpoints

Create A Records?

Select to create A records

Create PTR Records?

Select to create PTR records

Create Host Records?

Shown when 'DNS server type' is Infoblox

Select to create Host Records

Use as default server?

Only recommended for simple DNS configurations

Select to have this DNS configuration be the default if domain or network is not matched in any other DNS configuration(s)


Using VMware Tools

Notice

The Service Account being used for the vCenter endpoint needs to be a member of the SystemConfiguration.Administrators group in vCenter (Administration > Single Sign-On > Users and Groups).

Perform this step only if using VMware Tools to connect to a jump server or target Microsoft DNS server
VMware Cloud on AWS

Enable connectivity for VM tools for VMware Cloud on AWS and VM tools support

  1. Establish a VPN between the MGW (Management Network) and CGW (Customer Network)
  2. Open port 443 from the firewall

This allows Guest Operations API

Add SovLabs vCenter Endpoint

  1. Login to vRA tenant
  2. Click on the Catalog tab
  3. Request the Add SovLabs vCenter Endpoint vRA Catalog Item
  4. Fill out the form accordingly (see below) and Submit
Add SovLabs vCenter Endpoint
Add SovLabs vCenter Endpoint

FieldValue
Configuration label

No spaces, periods, nor special characters except underscore (_) and dash (-)

Unique label that does NOT contain {tenantName}_

Version

Choose the appropriate vCenter version

Platform Service Controller (FQDN)

Shown when 'Version' is 6+

Type in the PSC FQDN

Is the PSC embedded on the vCenter server?

Shown when 'Version' is 6+

Select if the PSC embedded on the vCenter server

vCenter hostname (FQDN)

Text input if 'Version' is less than 6. Auto-generated list in dropdown if 'Version' 6+

Type in or select the appropriate vCenter server FQDN

Credential Configuration for vCenter Endpoint
Create credential?

Check the checkbox to create a new credential.

Uncheck the checkbox to use an existing credential.

Credential

Shown when 'Create credential?' is not checked

Select the appropriate credential from an existing list of credentials

Credential Configuration label

Shown when 'Create credential?' is checked

No spaces, periods, nor special characters except underscore (_) and dash (-)

Unique label that does NOT contain {tenantName}_

Username

Shown when 'Create credential?' is checked

Username that has necessary permissions

Password

Shown when 'Create credential?' is checked

User's password

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