6 Replies Latest reply on Dec 3, 2019 2:31 PM by stevedrummond

    VRA8 - Service broker action policy

    BenzB Lurker

      Hello,

      I'am trying to setup an action policy in service broker but the option don't show up in the add wizard, i'am only able to select Lease policy.

      I'am using VRA advance license, is enterprise license required to use that feature ? or i'am missing something else ?

      Thanks in advance for your help,

      Regrads,

      Benjamin

        • 1. Re: VRA8 - Service broker action policy
          stevedrummond Enthusiast

          Edit: This information is incorrect and based on earlier builds. See corrected posts below.

           

          Action policies are not available in vRA 8; the feature was added to vRAC (Cloud Service Broker) after the feature freeze.

           

          I would guess that it's currently slated for vRA 8.1 (not 8.0.1).

          • 2. Re: VRA8 - Service broker action policy
            Zueritram Novice

            Should be visible:

            day2.png

             

            We do have the enterprise license, but I hope not that this is suddenly an enterprise feature. Anyone who has more information on that?

            • 3. Re: VRA8 - Service broker action policy
              stevedrummond Enthusiast

              You're right. I've edited my original post as it was based on pre-GA builds.

               

              I've just checked 3 installs of vRA 8 and it is available in all of them; unfortunately all of them are running Enterprise so I can't confirm if it's locked to that.

               

              BenzB If you SSH to your vRA appliance, run the following: vracli license toggles. In the output look for the result policy.types.day2.access.enable; does it say false? If so I would say its limited to Enterprise.

              • 4. Re: VRA8 - Service broker action policy
                BenzB Lurker

                Hello,

                Please find the output below.

                Do you think it could be license related? AFAIK custom server action was supported in VRA7 advanced.

                I just used the same key as VRA7, perhaps I sould upgrade it somehow.

                Regards,

                Benjamin

                Keys                             Values

                -------------------------------  ------------------------------------

                DISABLE_CODE_STREAM              true

                DISABLE_CMX                      true

                DISABLE_BLUEPRINT_PUBLIC_CLOUDS  true

                expiringLicenses

                serverVm                         2

                expiredLicenses

                DISABLE_PUBLIC_CLOUDS            true

                validLicense                     vac.vrealizeSuite2018Advanced.credit

                DISABLE_ABX                      true

                policy.types.day2.access.enable  false

                DISABLE_APPLICATION_MANAGEMENT   true

                DISABLE_CONFIG_MANAGEMENT        true

                validLicenseKey                  xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

                DISABLE_CLOUD_PROVIDER_SDK       true

                DISABLE_BLUEPRINT_SDK            true

                expirationDate                   none

                 
                Keys                             Values
                -------------------------------  ------------------------------------
                DISABLE_CODE_STREAM              true
                DISABLE_CMX                      true
                DISABLE_BLUEPRINT_PUBLIC_CLOUDS  true
                expiringLicenses
                serverVm                         2
                expiredLicenses
                DISABLE_PUBLIC_CLOUDS            true
                validLicense                     vac.vrealizeSuite2018Advanced.credit
                DISABLE_ABX                      true
                policy.types.day2.access.enable  false
                DISABLE_APPLICATION_MANAGEMENT   true
                DISABLE_CONFIG_MANAGEMENT        true
                validLicenseKey                  J448L-4AJ4H-48UED-08CR2-0N4KM
                DISABLE_CLOUD_PROVIDER_SDK       true
                DISABLE_BLUEPRINT_SDK            true
                expirationDate                   none
                • 5. Re: VRA8 - Service broker action policy
                  BenzB Lurker
                  Does a license capability/summary document exist for VRA8 ? Didn't find anything about it.
                  • 6. Re: VRA8 - Service broker action policy
                    stevedrummond Enthusiast

                    I was not able to find any in-depth licensing document either. The best I could find was this summary:  What is vRealize Automation (vRA)? | Cloud Automation Tool | VMware  (click Compare or scroll down until you find it). It compares the available "Features" between Advanced and Enterprise.

                     

                    While it doesn't explicitly call out "Day-2 Policy" everything else there seems to line up with your licensing features output you pasted above. The fact it has a toggle at all for Day-2 in licensing says to me it's not a mistake. I am surprised it let you apply a vRA 7 suite license though, everything I saw said you needed to upgrade so I never tried.

                     

                    As to your comment about custom day-2 actions, be aware you cannot create day-2 actions in vRA 8 at this stage. That's coming "later".