vRO Workflow – Attach a .csv file for bulk vcpu and vmem resource adds

April 5, 2018

This vRealize Orchestrator workflow package will receive a .csv file as input and modify VMs CPU and Memory size. See example .csv file (notepad works fine)         The workflow schema             Workflow generated documentation vRO workflow package is published here Details: Global Inputs – Name: inFile Type: […]

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Running VMware Orchestrator workflows from an Ansible playbook

March 19, 2018

Below is a sample of how to send REST API calls to VMware Orchestrator using the Ansible uri_module in a playbook. In this example, vRO input values are provided using an input file “input.json” rather than embedding the JSON in the playbook itself which is also acceptable. The zip file includes the playbook and input […]

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vRealize_Automation _7.x-Extending-Disk-of-vCenter-Template-Blueprint

November 15, 2017

vRealize Automation 7.x Extending disk of vCenter template blueprint Problem Upon provisioning, you need to extend the C drive of a virtual disk in vRealize Automation from a vCenter (vSphere) machine template blueprint. Currently, machine blueprints which include disks created from a vCenter template cannot be modified by vRealize Automation. Solution I created a vRealize […]

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Managing_VIC_Container_Hosts

December 13, 2016

Managing VIC Container Hosts (VCH) To reboot or power off a vSphere Integrated Container host (VCH), enter “debug” mode using the VIC cli from a Docker client. Do not use the vSphere client. “IMPORTANT: Do not use the vSphere Web Client to perform operations on VCH appliances or container VMs. Specifically, using the vSphere Web […]

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vSphere_Integrated_Containers_docker_stop_start

December 13, 2016

vSphere Integrated Containers – Docker stop and start commands To get info on containers running, use “docker ps -a” It is useful for container names, IDs and IP addresses of web containers/applications. Example 1: docker@ubuntu:~/vic$ docker ps -a CONTAINER ID        IMAGE               COMMAND             CREATED             STATUS              PORTS               NAMES 5f19f6793ffa        busybox             “sh”                5 hours ago         Up 5 hours                              […]

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vRealize Automation 7.x – Cannot remove storage

August 4, 2016

vRealize Automation 7.x and “You cannot remove storage with name [Your Datastore Name] because there are managed machines still attached to it.” Synopsis: I had a virtual machine in vRealize Automation 7 that showed up in the UI and in the IaaS database but, did not actually exist anywhere in vSphere. The VM is question […]

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vRealize Automation 7.x Fix Snapshot operation in progress

August 4, 2016

vRealize Automation 7.x hung process cleanup – Snapshot operation in progress… 1) Stop all DEM related services on the IaaS server (so no new requests can enter IaaS) 2) Run backup on the vRA database - can right-click the vra database in SQL and choose Backup 3) Run query to check for pending actions: Select * […]

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vRealize Automation 7.0.1 Upgrade

July 8, 2016

vRealize Automation 7.0.0 to 7.0.1 Upgrade Process High level steps: Backup data Upgrade vRA Upgrade IaaS Test/Validate 1) Stage upgrade binaries in a software repository, IIS or Apache – http://your-software-repository-host/repo/vcac/7.0.1/ – note if using IIS, you need to add MIME extensions. See method from VMware – https://kb.vmware.com/kb/1019288 Or use the CDROM ISO method by mounting […]

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Determining the list of users logged in to vRealize Automation 7

March 9, 2016

  I was searching for a way to discover which users were currently logged in to our vRealize Automation 7 suite so we could do some maintenenace and found this VMware kb article that was slightly dated but, pointed me in the right direction which was the IaaS database of course.   VMware kb article referenced: https://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2034809   […]

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Coffee XaaS, VMware Orchestrator Create Coffee Workflow – Arduino Project

January 16, 2015

Create Coffee Workflow: I used VMware Orchestrator's REST API's to consume my coffee pot as an XaaS (Anything as a Service) element to let the Java flow. I developed an Orchestrator workflow called Create Coffee to make me a cup of Java for any operational tasks that may take an extended amount of time. Part […]

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