Object notfound in vRO using the vCloud Director plugin

Object notfound in vRO using the vCloud Director plugin
A strange behavior has happened just after vRO installation and vCloud director plugin configuration, I wasn’t able to interact with any objects managed by the vcloud director plugin. I created a simple workflow on my lab to illustrate the issue. The workflow cannot be more basic as it has only a single line of code to display the name of the vcloud:organization object provided on the input. This simple workflow cannot display the organization name...

REST ❤ Swagger, 2 minutes to create an API SDK ⏱ – Codegen Demo – Part 2

REST ❤ Swagger, 2 minutes to create an API SDK ⏱ – Codegen Demo – Part 2
After a short introduction of Swagger Codegen and the context of the demo made for a French vMUG Webinar, we will see how to apply this to VMware products like vCenter and vCloud Director. As this post is following the steps made in the part 1, I strongly encourage you to start with the previous post. Pre-requisites vCenter SDK with Codegen Prepare a client object Get a new session Get some content vCloud Director SDK...

REST ❤ Swagger, 2 minutes to create an API SDK ⏱ – Codegen Demo – Part 1

REST ❤ Swagger, 2 minutes to create an API SDK ⏱ – Codegen Demo – Part 1
On March 30th, I presented a webinar to the French VMUG community on the REST API subject and in particular on the way to generate API SDK clients without writing any code. Slide deck is published (only in french, sorry) here: https://vupti.me/rls. As said in the slide deck, this presentation was greatly inspired by a VMworld session: {CODE2216E} The art of code that writes code (Kyle Ruddy @ VMware Inc.). I cannot encourage you enough...

Ansible/Day 1 of a newly deployed VM in my home lab

Ansible/Day 1 of a newly deployed VM in my home lab
Ansible is a great tool for someone as lazy as I can be and it helps me daily to automatize some regular or time consuming tasks. Ansible way to manage remote resources Linux based OS is mainly based on SSH protocol when it deals with OS or application customization/settings/configuration. By using public-key authentication mechanism it is possible to avoid using password and being prompt for every action. This post will explain how I setup a...

Interact with the vRealize Automation IaaS objects on vRealize Orchestrator

As described on another blog post, vRA IaaS objects can be gathered using the model manager. This article will show you how to interact with this kind of object using vRealize Orchestrator. On this first sample, we are trying to get a virtual machine named TESTVM02 on the model manager. The VirtualMachine object has a property called VirtualMachineName that we can used to filter the virtual machine by its name. Here is the javascript code...