Microsoft AD Overview

With the SovLabs Microsoft Active Directory module for vRealize Automation, organizations can flexibly drive Windows server registration with Microsoft Active Directory. Microsoft Active Directory (AD) is a crucial requirement in most Windows server deployments.


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Compatibility

Microsoft Windows Active Directory Domain Controllers 2008R2, 2012R2, 2016
VMware vRealize Automation (vRA) 7.x
VMware vRealize Orchestrator (vRO) 7.x
EMC Enterprise Hybrid Cloud (EHC) 4.x

Highlights

  • Create flexible Active Directory configurations that include one or more Microsoft endpoints
  • Handles simple to complex globally distributed multi-domain, multi-site MS AD environments
  • Registers/cleans computer account with Active Directory
  • Supports placement in a “build OU” during provisioning in order to facilitate software deployments/configurations that require a less restrictive Group Policy
  • Supports moving to a final OU post-provisioning
  • Supports dynamic creation and removal of OUs
  • Supports adding the computer account to existing Active Directory security groups
  • OU and Security Group designations are dynamic templated fields utilizing the SovLabs Template Engine
  • SovLabs Template Engine allows for static text in combination with dynamic content such as vRA custom properties and/or custom logic
  • Employs several methods to improve reliability of registration/cleanup to mitigate failures, such as retry logic and post validation checks

Quick Start Process

  1. Define Microsoft Endpoint
  2. Define Active Directory Configuration
  3. Apply Microsoft AD vRA Property Group to existing blueprint
  4. Provision!


Go to Microsoft AD Setup