Category Archives: Virtualization

VMware Discovery

VMware Discovery

VMware has been busy over the last year trying to re-invent themselves with more focus on cloud. With that they’ve added some new SaaS products that can be used to help manage your cloud environments and provide some additional governance IT departments. Cloud makes things very simple to deploy and often eliminates the resource request… Continue Reading

Getting Started with vRealize Code Stream

Getting Started with vRealize Code Stream

vRealize Code Stream is a tool that is used to operationalize infrastructure code blueprints for release management. Code Stream plugs into vRealize Automation and includes a testing framework though Jenkins and vRealize Orchestrator as well as using JFrog Artifactory and Xenon for storing artifacts. This post is used to organize several blog posts on helping you… Continue Reading

Getting Started with vRealize Automation Course

Getting Started with vRealize Automation Course

  If you’re trying to get started with vRealize Automation and don’t know where to get started, you’re in luck. Pluralsight has just released my course on “Getting Started with vRealize Automation 7”, which will give you a great leg up on your new skills. In this course you’ll learn to install the solution, configure… Continue Reading

Install PowerShell on Mac

Install PowerShell on Mac

It’s a weird thing to say, but we can install PowerShell on Mac after the announcement from Microsoft that PowerShell will be available for both Macintosh and Linux. It’s pretty easy to accomplish but having a great scripting language like PowerShell available for Mac is really cool and deserves a blog post. I mean, now… Continue Reading

Get Started with Azure PowerShell

Get Started with Azure PowerShell

Microsoft Azure has its own command line that can be used to script installs, export and import configurations and query your portal for information. Being a Microsoft solution, this command line is accessed through PowerShell. Install Azure PowerShell Using PowerShell with Microsoft Azure is pretty simple to get up and going. The first step to… Continue Reading

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
Add Custom Items to vRealize Automation

Add Custom Items to vRealize Automation

vRealize Automation lets us publish vRealize Orchestrator workflows to the service catalog, but to get more functionality out of these XaaS blueprints, we can add the provisioned resources to the items list. This allows us to manage the lifecycle of these items and even perform secondary “Day 2 Operations” on these items later. For the example… Continue Reading