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GitHub Integration setup in vRealize Automation 8.X and Sync vRA Blueprint from GitHub

vRealize Automation (vRA) 8.x provides native integration to GitHub.com to share and sync your Blueprints and Action Based Extensibility (ABX) scripts.
vRealize Automation Cloud Assembly supports integration with GitLab and GitHub repositories so that you can manage blueprints and action scripts under source control.
 You need a valid GitHub token to configure GitHub integration in vRealize Automation Cloud Assembly .

Prerequisites
·       You must have access to GitHub.
·       Configure and store Blueprints to be integrated with GitHub correctly. Only valid blueprint are imported into GitHub.

First we need to Create a GitHub.com Personal Access Token below are the procedure to  Create a GitHub.com Personal Access. 

 Generate a Personal Access Token
Go to your GitHub account settings by following the steps below:

Go to https://github.com and log in, now you can see your profile image in the top right corner.

1- Click on that and select “Settings” to go to your public profile.
















2- Go to “Developer Settings”












3- Choose “Personal access tokens”






or just visit this link below.

4-Select “Generate New token” button to your right










5-Now give the new token a description

6- Define the access scope for the token.








7- Generate your personal access token.








Procedure to Integrate GitHub on vRA Portal

Log into the vRA Portal, and select Cloud Assembly > Infrastructure > Connections > Integrations. Select Add Integration > GitHub










Select GitHub.  Enter the required information on the GitHub configuration page.
 The Server URL must remain as https://api.github.com and the Token field need to be  filled with the Token which you have  generated in GitHub.












Note that GitHub Enterprise is not supported in vRA 8.0. 


Click Validate to check the integration.














Click Add.










Results


GitHub is available for use in vRealize Automation Cloud Assembly blueprints. 


What to do next


You can now retrieve blueprints from GitHub.
We must create and save your blueprints in a specific structure in order for them to be detected by  GitHub.
 The following guidelines must be observed for all blueprints used with Git integration.
Create one or more designated folders for the blueprints. 

All blueprints must be stored within blueprint.yaml files. 





Ensure that the top of your blueprints include the name: and version: properties.








Once you have uploaded the blueprint  in GitHub  then after need to go back to vRA Portal in  the integration (  Cloud Assembly > Infrastructure > Connections > . Select Add Integration > GitHub)and navigate to the Projects tab. Select Add Project, select the project you want to integrate with and click Next.







Blueprint has been added, a sync will automatically run and you can see the below.







Now you can see   above image, the sync has found 1 Blueprint   on my GitHub repo and has synced this to vRA. The Blueprint is now available for consumption in the Cloud Assembly >Blueprint 





Now blueprint is ready to deployed Linux vm with apache web server using Ansible  (Ansible integration in vRealize Automation 8.0 )












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  2. This is very nice read .. Can you share a sample example of vR8 Blueprint yaml code .. that should be in github ..

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  3. Nice article Randhir. Well articulated and it gives a good overview of Git integration with VRA 8.x and utilizing it for managing blueprints. Tbnks

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  6. Hello,

    It is possible to do something similar by creating many blueprints for each deployments in Git ?

    For example if a user creates a blueprint in Git, vRA will detect the new blueprint and create a deployment from it ?

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