Category Archives: vRO

Execute vRO Workflow from AWS Lambda

The use cases here are open for debate, but you can setup a serverless call to vRealize Orchestrator to execute your custom orchestration tasks. Maybe you’re integrating this with an Amazon IoT button, or you want voice deployments with Amazon Echo, or maybe you’re just trying to provide access to your workflows based on a… Continue Reading

Execute vRO Workflow from AWS Lambda
AWS Cloud Formation Templates in vRealize Automation

AWS Cloud Formation Templates in vRealize Automation

Amazon has a pretty cool service that allows you to create a template for an entire set of infrastructure. This isn’t a template for a virtual machine, or even a series of virtual machines, but a whole environment. You can create a template with servers, security groups, networks and even PaaS services like their relational… Continue Reading

Veeam Package for vRealize Orchestrator

Veeam Package for vRealize Orchestrator

Veeam is a popular backup product for virtualized environments but who wants to spend their days adding and removing machines to backup jobs? Now available on github is a Veeam package for vRealize Orchestrator. This is my gift to you, just in time for the Hollow-days. Available Features The following features are available with the plugin… Continue Reading

Create a Day 2 Operations Wrapper

Create a Day 2 Operations Wrapper

Just deploying virtual machines in an automated fashion is probably the most important piece of a cloud management platform, but you still need to be able to manage the machines after they’ve been deployed.  In order to add more functionality to the portal, we can create post deployment “actions” that act on our virtual machine.… Continue Reading

vRealize Automation Entity Properties

vRealize Automation Entity Properties

A common task that comes up during an automation engagement relates to passing values from vRealize Automation blueprints over to vRealize Orchestrator. There is a workflow that I use quite frequently that will list the properties available for further programming and you can download the plugin at github.com if you’d like to use it as well.… Continue Reading