Cheat Sheet : vRA

I’m currently working on my VCP CMA 2020 and I found it useful to share here my cheat sheet with a few vracli or kubectl commands.


Display the status of your vRA cluster:
vracli status

Get a detailed status of your infrastructure (Kubernetes, postgres, …) and your applications (approval, catalog,…)
vracli service status

Getting the vRA licence, could be helpful on the HOL infrastructure 😉
vracli license

Connect or disconnect vRA from vRLi
vracli vrli set FQDN or IP
vracli vrli unset

Source : https://docs.vmware.com/fr/vRealize-Automation/8.0/Administering/GUID-8C7A4CC2-A10A-4ABA-A555-0266E003B77A.html

vracli certificate ingress --validate stdin --parse
Paste the content of the pem file

Source : https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/76089

Generate log bundle:
vracli log-bundle


List all name space, all vRA core services are in “prelude” namespace.
Kubectl get namespace

To get pods inside the prelude namespace.
kubectl get pods -n prelude

Get pods from all namespaces
kubectl get pods --all-namespaces

Stop vRA:
sleep 120
/opt/scripts/deploy.sh --onlyClean

Start vRA:
Check again the status:
kubectl get pods --all-namespaces

Source : https://docs.vmware.com/en/vRealize-Automation/8.0/Administering/GUID-99D06124-13F8-489A-B43C-EAEC3F4FE582.html

i’ll try to update this article when i found new interesting commands.

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