Tagged: vmware

Postman Samples For vRA 8

Attached to this post you will find a JSON file that can be imported into Postman.  The import will give you a collection called ‘AutomationPro-vRA8’ which contains 19 example requests for using against a VMware vRA 8 install. Although there are many more requests that can be made,...

Terraform – In Action

  I thought I would share two videos [editor: very basic, excuse the quality!] showing the use of Terraform to manipulate vSphere infrastructure. I recommend watching both videos ‘full screen’ for best effect [editor: and with popcorn if you have any, preferably sweet]   Video1 – vSphere Infrastructure...

Licensing Made Simple

Summary This tutorial will show you how to apply one or more licenses to vCenter through the use of Terraform. This can be expanded on to create a module that can be used across multiple vSphere environments.   Structure First of all, we are going to create a...

Terraform and vSphere – Part Two

Summary This is part two of a series aimed at getting you going with Terraform in a vSphere environment.  The series will assume you understand the concepts of IaC and Terraform, at a basic level. In part one, we setup Terraform and created a basic definition to create...

Terraform and vSphere – Part One

Summary This is part one of a series aimed at getting you going with Terraform in a vSphere environment.  The series will assume you understand the concepts of IaC and Terraform, at a basic level. We will start by getting setup with Terraform, creating a basic definition to...

Introducing Terraform

  [editor comment: if you don’t know what Infrastructure As Code (IaC) is I recommend reading this post first]     What Is Terraform Terraform is an open source tool that helps you provision, manage the state of and update, infrastructure. Terraform works by using Infrastructure as Code...

LogManager – Yet Another VMware vRO Logging Action

Note: The download package has been updated with a new version of the action. The action now includes the workflow id, the path to the workflow and the current workflow execution token id to help tally logs sent to a webservice with an execution context on the server....

Automating Office365 with VMware vRO – Part Three

Note: Please ensure you have read Part One and Part Two in this series before continuing Recap In Part Two we Reader Activity Review 1. We successfully created our first action. 2. We configured the input for the action. 3. We configured our output, or return value for...

Automating Office365 with VMware vRO – Part Two

Note: Please ensure you have read Part One in this series before continuing Recap In Part One we Reader Activity Review 1. Became familiar with the Microsoft Graph API. 2. Tested the API using the Graph Explorer. 3. Became familiar with the Graph API Reference guide. 4. Registered...

Automating Office365 with VMware vRO – Part One

  Recently I have been working on projects where I have been asked to automate actions within Office365. An example of this is to create a new user. Thankfully, Microsoft have the great Microsoft.Graph API that helps with this. Did you know that the Graph API has been...

Scorch Integration Toolkit and WIX > 3.5

Recently I have been doing some work with Microsoft Orchestrator again. One of the tasks I have been working on has been to write some custom code to introduce missing action functionality. Whilst I have been writing this code in C# in Visual Studio, it needs to be...

Configuration Element to Json Transformer

I love using Configuration Elements in VMware vRO to store repetitive information. What I don’t like is making multiple calls to get information back or making a call which pulls back a load of data that I then have to man handle through my flow to where I...

Behind Automation

I was lucky enough to partake in a podcast recently with colleagues Sam Perrin and Stuart Robinson of Xtravirt. If you want to learn more about automation then please check it out! This episode outlines: What is automation? The common reasons businesses are automating business processes. Some of...