Tag Archive: vCenter Orchestrator

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Install vCloud Automation Center 6.0 plugin in vCenter Orchestrator

A few days ago i published a blog post about how you can “Add vCenter Orchestrator as a vCloud Automation Center endpoint” which you can read here. I used the vCenter Orchestrator (vCO) included in the vCloud Automation Center (vCAC) appliance which includes the vCAC vCO plugin. If you want to add vCO as an vCAC …

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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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vCenter Orchestrator Player mode

When i logged on to a vCenter Orchestrator server a few days ago i was a bit surprised because i was not able to edit any workflow. I could still run the workflows but the “Edit” option was greyed out. Walking through the vCenter Orchestrator Client UI i found that the vCenter Orchestrator server were …

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