Small Tips around vRealize Life Cycle Manager

So after messing around a little bit with the vrealize lifecycle manager I decided to create another page simply to cover any little small things that I did not necessarily notice or pick up the first time I ran through an installation. For instance the first thing below is let’s say you make a mistake on an environment and you want to delete the environment it’s actually pretty straightforward. From the main dashboard go to Lifecycle operations. Then from there you should be on the main menu of dashboard from the left.

In the example below I have created an environment named something funny. I want to remove this environment completely.

You can go to environments and in the main area pane select, in progress. From there you will see any environments that have not been completed. You can click the ellipses on the card and will give you a drop-down menu. From there very simply delete environment.

Another one here from the main menu select locker. In the locker you meant certificates licenses as well as any passwords that have been created. As you know you will create the password by clicking on the small key icon that can be found in the left side pain under lifecycle operations.

Once you’ve selected locker from the main menu you can select passwords. From here if you select any password you have created you have the option to view the password, copy its ID edit the password or delete it entirely. One time this section did come in handy was that I needed a saved password and I needed to edit and add a username, as the original utilization only required a password.

Another thing of note is that the vrealize lifecycle manager appliance has its own storage attached to the virtual machine. As you download binaries or add other binaries to the appliance you may end up running low on space. VMware actually makes this quite easy to increase from within the user interface itself without having to go back to your vcenter. Again from lifecycle operations, on the left-hand pane we can select settings and system details.

From system details you can note the quick stats of this appliance. On the top right-hand side you’ll select extend storage.

If you have not already done so you will need to create a password object to use to log into whatever vcenter is managing lifecycle manager. As mentioned above the password object is created by clicking on the small key on the bottom left-hand side menu. For this as you can see below I create an alias for the vcenter, create a password and add a username.

Once you click the extend storage button enter the FQDN for your vcenter credentials that you created earlier, and then select the size that you would like to increase the appliance’s storage to. Then simply hit extend

After a short while the storage will be extended as you can see below. While the extension of storage is occurring you can select requests from the left side menu to check the progress.

I’ll continue to update this page as I go along messing around with lifecycle manager and any little extras that I see.

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