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vRO workflow: Remove virtual machine snapshots older than X days/hours.

Introduction If you are familiar with the vRealize Orchestrator and vCenter plugin, you may know that a build-in workflow called: Remove old snapshots (Library->vCenter->Virtual Machine management->Snapshot) can be used to find and remove old snapshots. So, why do I need a new workflow? Because it is the first part of my plan to create vRealize … Continue reading vRO workflow: Remove virtual machine snapshots older than X days/hours.

Add vRO workflow as a custom resource action in vRealize Operations Manager

vRealize Operations Manager is a powerful tool that enables and simplifies performance, capacity, and cost optimization in our environment. Today I want to focus on actions that we can run from the vROPS console. By default, The actions available in vRealize Operations Manager allow us to modify the state or configuration of selected objects in vCenter. But … Continue reading Add vRO workflow as a custom resource action in vRealize Operations Manager

vRA 8.4.x – How to attach disconnected persistent volume to virtual machine using API

Last time, someone asked me: what if I add a persistent disk to the virtual machine and remove it from deployment in the vRealize Automation portal. How can I attach it again? I was a little confused because I didn’t know that it could be a problem. So, I checked it on my lab, and … Continue reading vRA 8.4.x – How to attach disconnected persistent volume to virtual machine using API

How to add vRealize Operations Manager 8.x to vRealize Identity Manager Web Apps catalog

This article will demonstrate how to integrate vRealize Operations Manager with Workspace ONE Access (formally known as vRealize identity Manager) and add vROPS to Web Apps catalog. vRIDM gives us the ability to provides IDaaS (Identity as a Service). vRIDM acts as a broker between our identity providers and applications. It handles conditional-based access, SSO, … Continue reading How to add vRealize Operations Manager 8.x to vRealize Identity Manager Web Apps catalog

vRO workflow: sleep or pause and wait? What’s the difference, and when to use these options?

Introduction Sometimes we need to stop processing our workflows and wait for example to check a process in a guest every few seconds. But vRealize Orchestrator gives us two options. We can use Sleep task or use Waiting timer/Wait until the date that will suspend workflow and schedule resume when you want. But what are … Continue reading vRO workflow: sleep or pause and wait? What’s the difference, and when to use these options?

Create/Remove snapshots for all virtual machines inside VM folder using vRO Plugin

Have you ever tried to create snapshots for multiple virtual machines? You can select many VM and power on/off, migrate or delete, but there is no option to create or remove snapshots. When you need to do it on few servers, it is not a problem, but what if you need to make 20 snapshots? … Continue reading Create/Remove snapshots for all virtual machines inside VM folder using vRO Plugin

Register vRealize Orchestrator 8.3 as an extension of vCenter Server 7.0

vRealize Orchestrator is a great automation platform and can be used to automate many everyday tasks. Sometimes we don’t realize that we have the required license, and we can use it in our environment because it is included in the vSphere license (check vRO licensing here). We can build custom workflows or use out-of-the-box plugins … Continue reading Register vRealize Orchestrator 8.3 as an extension of vCenter Server 7.0

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