Category Archive: vCenter Orchestrator

Aug 24 2016

vRealize Automation & vRealize Orchestrator 7.1 released

Yesterday, 2016-08-23, VMware released vRealize Automation (vRA) 7.1 formerly known as vCloud Automation Center (vCAC) and vRealize Orchestrator (vRO) 7.1 formerly known as venter Orchestrator (vCO).. There are quite a lot of improvements in this release and here are few of them: I know a lot of customer who have been waiting for a tool …

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Apr 21 2015

vRealize Orchestrator service won’t start

So the other day i ran in to a problem where i couldn’t connect to my vRealize Orchestrator (vRO) formerly known as vCenter Orchestrator (vCO) version 5.5.2 server using the vCO client. It was working perfectly fine before a restart of the Windows Server 2012 R2 virtual machine (VM), required because of Windows patching. When …

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Apr 17 2015

Problem reading mime attachment in vRealize Orchestrator

A few days ago i had to create a vRealize Orchestrator (vRO) formerly known as vCenter Orchestrator (vCO) workflow that reads a file. For that you can use the MimeAttachement type. What i didn’t know was that once you read the file its content will be cached internally in vRO and since i need to run the vRO …

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Apr 01 2015

vCenter Orchestrator workflow search result not complete

Today i ran into a situation i have not seen in the past. I was using the vCenter Orchestrator (vCO) version 5.5.2 and the vCO plugin vCenter Orchestrator Plugin for Horizon View version 1.1 which can be found here When configuring the connection between vCO and Horizon View you need to run the workflow “Add Delegated …

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Feb 26 2015

Initialize the remote vCenter Orchestrator database

It doesn’t happen every day but once in a while you can immediately answer a question when being called by a customer and yesterday was my lucky day:) The only requirement i had before answering the question was to get two print screens so i could put together this really short blog post. Here we go. Customer …

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Jan 27 2015

Problem connection vCenter Orchestrator to vRealize Automation

While standing up a vRealize Automation (formerly known as vCloud Automation Center) 6.2 environment a few days back i received an error when trying to connect an external vCenter Orchestrator 5.5.2 (vCO) soon to be renamed to vRealize Orchestrator (vRO) to the vRA Advanced Services.

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Dec 16 2014

Nutanix – vCloud Automation Center VM deployment

This video will show virtual machine (VM) provisioning via vCloud Automation Center (vCAC) or vRealize Automation Center (vRA) to the Nutanix platform. The following rules and configuration applies to the vides: Approval is required when more than 2 virtual machines are requested. Virtual machines will be deployed to vCenter Server Folder: CentOS Virtual machines will be …

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Nov 25 2014

Nutanix Cluster VM reporting using vCloud automation Center

This video will show how you can use vCloud Automation Center (vCAC) soon to be renamed to vRealize Automation (vRA), vCenter Orchestrator (vCO) soon to be renamed to vRealize Automation (vRO) and Nutanix API to create a simple email based report including the following information: VM Name Operating System IP Address Number of vCPUs Amount of RAM …

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Nov 11 2014

Missing library content in vCenter Orchestrator

Every once in a while when i login to my vCenter Orchestrator (vCO) 5.5 appliance, soon to be called vRealize Orchestrator (vRO), i find a lot of the the library content missing so a while back i decided to create a blog post about it when it happens next time. While logging in to my development vCO …

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Oct 24 2014

Nutanix Cluster status reporting via vRealize Automation

This is the third video i have put together to show the vRealize Automation (vRA) formerly vCloud Automation Center (vCAC), vRealize Orchestrator (vRO) formerly vCenter Orchestrator (vCO) and Nutanix REST API integrations. Other related blog posts including automation videos can be found here: Create Nutanix Container via vCloud Automation Center Nutanix and vSphere deployment via …

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Oct 07 2014

Nutanix and vSphere deployment via vCenter Orchestrator

A few weeks back me and my colleagues Phil Ditzel and Artur Krzywdzinski was asked to create a customer demo including Nutanix and vSphere deployment. We decided to use vCenter Orchestrator (vCO) as the provisioning engine but this can be done via e.g PowerShell as well. The following steps are included in the vCD workflow we …

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Oct 03 2014

vCenter Orchestrator – Unable to run workflow

An extremely short blog post 🙂 A few days ago i was trying to run a vCenter Orchestrator (vCO) 5.5.1 built in workflow and received the following error: This error tells you that the workflow didn’t pass the validation check before running and that’s why you can’t run the workflow. The workflow would not have …

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Sep 23 2014

Create Nutanix Container via vCloud Automation Center

A few week ago i decided to put together a few short videos of how to use vCloud Automation Center (vCAC) and vCenter Orchestrator (vCO) to manage the Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform (VCP). The video will show you how vCAC, using vCO, can be used to quickly create a new Nutanix Container and send an email …

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Jun 06 2014

vCenter Orchestrator client won’t start – java security issue

This will be just a simple blog post about how to get passed a potential Java security issue/problem when you want to start the vCenter Orchestrator (vCO) client. This is verified for the following infrastructure: Windows Server 2008 R2 Java version 7 update 51 vCenter orchestrator 5.5 My customer tried to start the Orchestrator client …

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Mar 05 2014

Remove vCenter Orchestrator Plugin

It is really easy to install a vCenter Orchestrator (vCO) plugin but not as easy to uninstall a plugin since you can’t do it from the use interface (UI) where you install and manage your plug-ins. However, uninstalling a vCO plugin is not something i have to do on a daily basis but it happened …

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Feb 12 2014

Add vCenter Orchestrator as a vCloud Automation Center endpoint

Yesterday i was about to add vCenter Orchestrator 5.5 (vCO) as an EndPoint in vCloud Automation Center (vCAC) 6.0. The Enpoint option is not available if using the vCloud Suite license. There are quite a few blog posts about this already, you can find one by @viktoriouss here. This problem will be solved in the near …

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