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Remove vRA VM Expired Snapshots

Allowing users to create snapshots against VMs using vRA (vRealize Automation) is great, however left unchecked could cause an issue with snapshots growing too large. I created a vRO workflow that can delete snapshots after they expire. Set the workflow to run on a schedule and never worry about snapshots growing too large ever again. Instructions Download the dev.vautomation.expiredsnapshots.package zip file below Extract the zip file to get the vRO (vRealize Orchestrator) package file Import…


Manage vRA VM Custom Properties using vRO

Custom properties (or property definitions) in vRA (vRealize Automation) are very flexible, allowing you to store information against a VM. These custom properties can be used to filter on event subscriptions or the values can be extracted and used within vRO (vRealize Orchestrator) workflows and actions. The downside is once these custom properties have been set during a build they are not easy to change, not to mention if you create new custom properties they…

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Manage Event Subscriptions for a Tenant using vRA API

Event subscriptions in vRA (vRealize Automation) are very flexible, allowing you to customise more or less anything you want using vRO (vRealize Orchestrator) code. Since event subscriptions are created in each tenant they can be a bit of a nightmare to manage, especially when things need to change and all tenants should have the same subscriptions. I created a couple of vRO workflows that can “Get” and “Set” event subscriptions via the vRA API. This…

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Hide Domain Drop Down on vRA Tenant Login Page

Ever wanted to hide the domain drop down on a vRA (vRealize Automation) tenant login page? This vRO (vRealize Orchestrator) package contains a workflow and actions to allow just that, making vRA (vRealize Automation) more secure and user friendly. Running the workflow will change your tenant login page from this: to this: Instructions Download the dev.vautomation.tenantlogin.package zip file below Extract the zip file to get the vRO (vRealize Orchestrator) package file Import the vRO (vRealize…

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vRealize Automation (vRA) 7.x NSX XaaS Resource Actions Issue

I experienced this issue when working on a particular platform, it was a weird one and took some trial and error to fix so thought I would document it. The Issue When trying to view a NSX XaaS provisioned item it would just display a blank white page. Also if a resource (day 2) action was attempted on the provisioned item a red ‘internal error’ box would be displayed and so the resource (day 2)…

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