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.
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
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?
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
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