If you have successfully registered your vRealize Orchestrator (vRO) in the vCenter Web Client you can add your workflows as a context action. Follow Add vRO 8.x extension to vCenter Web Client for details on how to register the vRO in vCenter. What does context action mean. Well it means that your workflow becomes selectableContinue reading “vRO context action in web client”
In previous versions of vRealize Orchestrator and with the vCenter Flash Web Client, it was very straight forward to add the extension to the vCenter Flash Web Client. You simply ran the vRO workflow “Register vCenter Orchestrator as a vCenter Server extension” and that was it. If you do that with vRO 8.x you willContinue reading “Add vRO 8.x extension to vCenter Web Client”
I have created a vRealize Orchestrator (vRO) workflow that updates VCSA. If integrated into the vSphere Web Client it is just one click from the workflow to start an update of the vCenter – VCSA. There are a couple of options that you can change. Of course then it is more than one click. DownloadContinue reading “‘One Click’ VCSA Update”
This weeks vRealize Orchestrator snippet will show how to get the wwpn from the HBAs of each hosts in the cluster. Input parameter is a cluster object (VcClusterComputeResource), here named cluster.
Well this year I did not have the chance to go to VMworld SF, or lets say can’t afford to go every year. So the things I found are from the Web and not from VMworld and don’t have to be true. I will list a few things I found very shortly and I willContinue reading “What will bring vCO 5.5?”
Here is some code how to configure the vMotion address with a distributed virtual switch. Input parameter are my host and dvSwitch. I go through all portgroups and compare if it is called vmotion. If so I set IP and subnet. Hard coded so it is easier to understand, you probably want this also asContinue reading “vCO – Configure vMotion with Virtual Distributed Virtual Switch”
In this example I configure some advanced setting on an ESXi host. Syslog server is just one of the. First I create a for loop to create my hostSetting array objects. Then late I fill them. Always the key and a value. You can check the ESXi host advanced setting in GUI for parameters. YouContinue reading “vCO – Configure ESXi Syslog Server and more”
In this example I set the NTP Server and then check if the NTP Service is running. If not I start it. //myhost is input parameter of type VcHostSystem //ntpServer is input parameter of type String (string array) var hostDateTimeConfig = new VcHostDateTimeConfig(); hostDateTimeConfig.ntpConfig = new VcHostNtpConfig(); hostDateTimeConfig.ntpConfig.server = ntpServer; //Set the ntp servers myhost.configManager.dateTimeSystem.updateDateTimeConfig(hostDateTimeConfig);Continue reading “vCO – Configure NTP on ESX”
This is another simple one. In my eyes useful if you want to use vCO to configure your ESX. I go through all port groups on the host and compare if one is name “VM Network” if this is so then I remove it.
Well it took me a while to figure this one out but once you know, it is really simple. Isn’t it?