Extensibility course in vRA / vRO (Feb 2018)

A new vRA / vRO Extensibility course is scheduled to be held in the UK in February 2018. It will provide detailed information on how to leverage the power of vRealize Automation and vRealize Orchestrator. I should point out that it's a beta course, so it may not be 100% polished and pristine. However, the course is focussed on version 7.3 of both [...]

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Root password expired on vCenter VCSA 6.5

I thought I'd update my homelab's primary vCenter to the latest and greatest (6.5 update 1d), when I encountered an issue with the root password. The update showed up ok in [...]

New Year, New CTOA – Congratulations

VMware's Office of the CTO (OCTO) runs an annual programme internally to appoint a limited number of outstanding individuals as CTO Ambassadors (CTOA). Broadly, the role of an [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]