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SovLabs vRealize Automation Extensibility Module for

Microsoft Active Directory

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

The SovLabs Microsoft Active Directory module is often used in conjunction with other modules part of our the SovLabs Foundation subscription, including Custom Naming, Notifications and interchangeable DNS and IPAM modules.

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Highlights

Drive Microsoft Active Directory registration and de-registration automatically during the machine lifecycle
Separate, dynamic Microsoft endpoint and AD configuration definitions allow for ultimate flexibility and scale
No custom workflows required, completely policy driven
  • 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 (VM) 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 vRealize Automation 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
  • Microsoft endpoints can also be used with the SovLabs
  • Microsoft IPAM and DNS modules
Microsoft Windows (Active Directory Domain Controllers): 2008R2, 2012R2, 2016
VMware vRealize Automation: 7.x
VMware vRealize Orchestrator: 7.x