brietmax
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VRA 8.1 DNS creation linux server

Hello,

on my vra 8.1 I configures the AD integration and assign to a project

Whe I try to deploy a windows vm no issue the computer is created on the defined OU and DNS is created whan the coputer join the domain.

Question about ths linux server How to create the DNS record but not AD entries.

Second question If i deploy the linux sever on the same project win AD link. Does it create the computer on the AD server?

regards

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j_dubs
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Hi Brietmax,

vRA does not handle the management of dns records (create/destroy/update.)

For this, you will have to use an event subscription to call the appropriate workflows that you create (ie. ABX, vRO)

For our environment - we have instituted it via vRO workflows which call a powershell script that will create/delete records based on the lifecycle event.  We are still using a proxy WinRM host to run the powershell as it uses the dns management cmdlets.  There's lots of example scripts out there for managing DNS records with powershell that you could base yours on.

If using the AD integration within vRA, then I believe it will always create the computer object for a compute resource no matter which os/image you use.  The OU is defined on the project level.

This just didn't work for us either - so we made the AD:Computer vRO object a custom resource within vRA and then we provision it within the blueprint only if the OS of the image is Windows.  Having it as a managed custom resource works well for us, as the computer object will also be removed on destroy.

Hope that helps some.

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