Automating vSphere VM disk zeroing with vRA7 and vRO

A long time ago, on a project far back in time, the team that I was part of was given a requirement to zero the disks of VMs before they were deleted by vRA / vRO (or vCAC and vCO as they were called back then). One of my colleagues on the project, Jonathan Medd, devised an approach for doing this using an "experimental" PowerCLI feature and wrote it up [...]

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How to change the vRA 7.2 “All Services” icon using vRO

This post was inspired by Ryan Kelly's recent post of a similar title in which he revealed how to change the "All Services" icon in the vRA 7.2 Catalog tab. Shortly after [...]

Some vRO IP address actions

I just wanted to take this opportunity to share a few vRO actions from my library that I've recently tidied up. Some started life as scriptable tasks in other workflows but it [...]

South West UK VMUG – 22nd February 2017

I was absent from the VMUG scene for the entirety of 2016 for a number of reasons. I'm determined to make amends this year and I'm jumping in at the deep end! A week from [...]

vRetreat: Cohesity Overview

At the recent vRetreat at Silverstone, I experienced three technical presentations / Q&A sessions from the event sponsors. One of these, Cohesity, I was charged with [...]

vRetreat Silverstone 2017

So, it went something like this: Patrick - "Do you want to drive some Porsches at a blogging event?" Me - "Nom nom nom." (That's the sound of me biting his arm off.) Ok, it [...]