vRealize Automation – Customizing IP Assignments with vRO

Overview Today I thought I'd get back to vRealize Automation 8, in particular leveraging extensibility. Previously I have shown some examples of breaking out of the provisioning lifecycle to perform some external operations (CMDB updates etc.) however this time I want to look at how you can augment the provisioning process with information from external … Continue reading vRealize Automation – Customizing IP Assignments with vRO

vRealize Automation – Adding Groups to an Existing Identity Directory using vRO

I work with alot of customers in VMware from small to big multi-nationals and everything in-between. ¬†One of my current large retail customers has been developing a business group onboarding service for vRealize Automation 7.5 which involves automating: Active Directory group creation and population modification of the vRA directory configuration directory synchronisation business group creation … Continue reading vRealize Automation – Adding Groups to an Existing Identity Directory using vRO

vRealize Operations – Management Pack for vRealize Orchestrator

This article will walk you through getting the latest version of the "Management Pack for vROPs" installed and working, and get you on your journey to expanding out the functionality within vRealize Operations. What Is It? The management pack is a software update for vROPs that does several things including: Allowing visibility into vRO so … Continue reading vRealize Operations – Management Pack for vRealize Orchestrator

Dynamic Types

Dynamic Types have always seemed to be a mystery to alot of people who use vRealize Orchestrator (vRO).  Sometimes people don't understand why you might need them and other times they just seem way to complex to figure out how they work and how to implement them. What and Why Dynamic Types enables you to … Continue reading Dynamic Types

NSX Provisioned Objects in vRA Missing Details

This issue caught me out a few days ago.  Having designed and coded automation and orchestration  services for one of the UK's largest service providers for the last year I was somewhat surprised to see many of my deployed NSX test objects (NSX virtual servers, logical networks etc.) become unusable overnight from within the vRA … Continue reading NSX Provisioned Objects in vRA Missing Details