Build a vRealize Orchestrator 7 (vRO) Cluster

Working with vRealize Orchestrator (vRO) in a enterprise environment requires some kind of high availability and redundancy. Even vSphere HA would work for some small environments in a big one, where you expect a high number of operations, needs a clustered solution.  Fortunately vRO7 supports  that and now I will … Continue reading

vRA Event Broker – pass basic and custom properties to vRO

When it comes to automation and further customization of the vRA managed VMs we can’t overlook the vRA 7.x Event Broker. It gives us the opportunity to trigger a vRO workflow when one or multiple conditions are met. In most use cases the information regarding the object that triggers the … Continue reading

vSphere Automation with vRO 7 – Tags and vAPI – Part II

Part II. vAPI and JavaScript This is the second part of the series of articles related to VMware vSphere Automation with vRO 7 – Tags and vAPI. In  Part I we have covered the vSphere Tags and the setup of the vAPI for vRO7. Here, we will be discussing how to work with vAPI … Continue reading

vSphere 6 Automation with vRO 7 – Tags and vAPI – Part I

Part I. vSphere Tags and vRO 7 This is the first part of series of articles related to working with vSphere tags from vRrealize Orchestrator 7 Here we will discuss the tags, we’ll talk about the required setup for vRO to handle vSphere tags and will touch upon other related topics. In Part II … Continue reading

VM Performance Summary with vRO

Monitoring VM performance is important part of managing virtual infrastructure. There are many tools out there to help on that matter, but very often I find myself going via the performance charts of a certain virtual machine looking for something that can cause performance penalties. To get sufficient overview, usually … Continue reading

vRealize Operations Manager – Windows Version – Installation

Few weeks ago VMware released the announced during VMworld 2014 vRealize Operation Manager 6 which is the  successor of vCenter Operation Manager. Changing the name of the product this time is not just a marketing approach, but a very big change in the product architecture. Having the product installation in … Continue reading