vRA 7.2 helper install scripts

Click to get scripts on Github

Names of scripts

  • install-prereq-iaas-web-mgr-vRA72.ps1
  • install-prereq-dem-vRA72.ps1


I support VMware vRealize Automation in my current role.  When installing the product, it has gotten vastly better than previous versions.   The helper script were written for version 6 (known as vCAC).  One of the scripts was published by Brian Graf, and is great for machines hosting the IaaS web roles, manager service.  I added a second script for DEM worker role machines.  My implementation uses an Enterprise HA install.   I have four windows servers (two for IaaS web and manager service roles, two for DEM / Agent). 

I’ve use the scripts to help speed the install wizard.  vRA 7.2 has a “Run / Fix” for pre-req’s on windows machines.  When I setup my IaaS windows machines, I’ll also run the helper scripts beforehand.  (And take a snapshot).   When going through the install wizard, the pre-req checker step goes faster. Here is the screen I’m talking about.  I’ve done Medium Enterprise and Minimal installs.


Copy all files to C:Temp


Thanks Brian Graf for publishing the original script.


Steve Schofield

Another journey, Another saying

God has been active in the recent months calling me to help in Children’s ministry. I can’t explain except, they needed help, I felt led. As with previous walks over the years, God lays a saying on my heart and a theme verse. As of this typing, he has not revealed what I’m supposed to do.

It’s Matthew 6:33

“But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”.

The saying

Lead more by example, less by opinion. Share wisdom when the opportunity arises.

As he has done in the past, a challenge or journey will arise. I don’t know the details and I just wait. I felt like typing this out to share, not sure how many will view my post. My hope if you were led to read this blog post, it’ll show you something in your walk. I had wrote the story called Yearns I found Isaiah 62 explains in God’s word the yearning for Jerusalem is biblical.

As far as the saying, I’ve always felt if something needed to be said, I would say it. This particular saying gave me a peace I’ve not felt. I don’t have to be THAT PERSON rather let my actions speak louder than words ever could. For Schofield’s, it comes so naturally. With each poem God blesses me with, I’m reminded the sharpness our tongues can have. Knowing God reveals this saying to me, he is definitely help refine my words to be more Honey than Vinegar.

Stay tuned and I’m sure God has already this planned out.

God Bless,



Poem : Yearns

Poem : Yearns

Scripture : Isaiah 62


My heart yearns to return to Jerusalem
I visited once, a piece of me was left at the Garden of Gethsemane

It felt like home
I can’t explain it

I sailed where prophets and disciples sailed
I walked where prophets and disciples walked

My spirit was full
My spirit yearns for eternity with Jesus

He was so caring, so compassionate
He spoke with grace and truth

He showed compassion can conquer fear
He showed love overcomes everything

For those who witnessed his Crucifixion
It must have been some sight

Many probably didn’t realize the significance
Some did I’m sure

Like many things, I can’t satisfy
My yearning to return can’t be explained

It won’t go away, memories are strong
It seems like yesterday, I was there

For those who haven’t been, should
For those who have, should return once more

Jesus, thank you for your sacrifice
One day we will meet face to face

I will kneel and thank you
For what you did for me that day on the Cross

My mission is clear
For all my loved ones to seek heaven

Meet each other in heaven
That day is closer than we think


Story Behind the Poem

I was watching Ben Hur, a movie placed in Jerusalem. As I watched the movie, I was taken back to my time to Jerusalem. I had an overwhelming yearn to return. It was the strongest feeling to revisit Israel. I didn’t think about ever returning unless my wife wanted to go. It reminded me of a yearning and excitement I want kids I teach in Childrens ministry to feel. We instruct them to act like they are climbing a rope (hand over hand), repeating I’m “holding onto the Holy Spirit”. Then take both hands and tap the middle of their chest, the Holy Spirt gets excited when reading Gods word. This is the excitement my heart gets when thinking about Israel lately. It yearns for Jerusalem! I want the kids to feel the excitement and connection with the Holy Spirit.

Lamentations – hard to read, the truth hurts and value of consequences



God has me on a journey to study the Old Testament. I’ve done this as a personal study for a while now. There is usually wisdom found or revealed to me when studying scripture that applies to everyday life. Lamentations was tough, tough read. I’ve been a Christian for a few years, when I read scripture like this, it makes me ponder, pray and evaluate more. The Israelites wandered away from God, there were consequences to their actions. The book covers many hard to read examples, many I don’t understand. If a non-Christian was to ask me, I would have to defer my intelligence is not sufficient to even try to explain.

As I type my thoughts out, God is active in my life. I believe in prayer, it changes things. If nothing more than providing perspective to the problem of the day, we should have perspective and realize there are consequences. Regardless of it’s money, a bad decision or something else, there are consequences, which some of them aren’t pretty. Jeremiah appears to have written this book. There are many accounts of what happened to Israelites during this time. Of the takeaways in this book are as follows:

God is honest in revealing thoughts he wanted to convey. When young, stay quiet and stay focused on God. As a younger person who didn’t follow Christ until later in life, I would struggle with this one. I can’t speak for others, but when a young person is in the season of life of “figuring it out”, they tend to not focus on God for wisdom. I was one such person. Lamentations 3:25-30 for reference.

God allowed the enemies of Jerusalem to act against the Israelites. Even though there was bad bad things happening, God was there even in the darkest times. That is a takeaway for me when one day if I face an impossible situation, seek God first.

Fear God, yes let me say that again, Fear God. There are consequences in life, if you make a stupid decision, God will forgive you, but, yes but there could be consequences. If you spend too much money on a car you can’t afford, you’ll have to work extra hard to pay for it. How does this compare to the examples gives in this book, I won’t speak to that since I’m humble enough to say, I don’t know, ask God to reveal in your heart. My description of a car is my takeaway.

We live in a broken world and men’s hearts if they don’t follow God, things happen. When Jesus restores the Garden of Eden, things will be set right. Until then, we have to hold onto to God with all our might, as I type this out, there are things stirring in my heart the enemy wants to remind me, do you really Love God? Yes, I answer with a loud cry.

When we pray, we need to be authentic, God wants his children to love him. The biggest lesson was in 3:41, “We should raise our hands and pray to God in heaven.” When we do this, do with 100% honesty and be vulnerable. Is it hard? Darn right it’s hard.

This was a tough book to ponder and read. God revealed a few things and many reminders.

Keep Pondering.