Todays announcement of vRealize Automation 8.1 reveals the possibility to use Custom resources in vRA.
super exited about that ability. Those who know me, knows that I am a HUGE fan of vRO (vRealize Orchestrator) and the possibility to add anything as a resource in a vRA really opens the product to so many possibilities.
Anything you can imagine, and that you can make vRO do, you can put in a blueprint.
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vRA 8.1 Custom Resources
Today I needed to assign some vCenter tags to some VMs I was deploying using vRealize Automation.
The scenario was that the customer did not want backup of VMs deployed by the vRA test environment, and in production they wanted a specific backup tier.
They are using Veeam backup, so the vRA test environment needed to have a NoBackup Tag, and production needed some other tag, depending on the type of server being deployed.
vRO does not provide very extensive support for these operations out of the box, but vRO 7.2 does come with some sample workflows.
To get started with vCenter tagging you need to configure a vAPI endpoint and a vAPI metamodel.
Continue reading Assigning vCenter tags using vRealize Orchestrator
Tired of having to update all your servers manually, or with Microsoft WSUS, but without control?
Are you tired of wasting 1-2 hours, every time you deploy a template, for it to install all the latest patches?
Why not automate it the easy way?
Continue reading Automating Windows Update
Today we will look at how to enable REST on phpIPAM. This is an essential part when integrating with vRealize Orchestrator, since REST is an excellent interface for automation.
REST might scare you at first, but don’t loose faith, you will soon enough begin to like it, when you vRealize the power it brings.
Continue reading Free IPAM solution – 3. Enabling REST