ADDING A VCLOUD AIR (PAYG/GEN2) INSTANCE TO VREALIZE ORCHESTRATOR AS A VCLOUD DIRECTOR HOST
Big thanks to Jose Luis Gomez for this solution, his response to my tweet was spot on and invaluable!
I’ve been trying to configure vCloud Air as a vCloud Director host in vRealize Orchestrator in order to create some custom resource actions for Day 2 operations in vRealize Automation. What I found was that there’s *very* little information out there on how to do this, and I ended up writing my own custom resource mapping for the virtual machines to VCAC:VirtualMachine objects - at least that way I could add my resource action. But this still didn’t expose the vCloud Director functionality for those machines. To do this I needed vCloud Air added as a vCloud Director host.
As per Jose’s advice, I duplicated the “com.vmware.library.vCloud.Host/addHost” action, named it “addHost_vCA_G2”:
I then modified the following line to include “/api/compute”:
newHost.url = "https://" + host + ":" + port;
newHost.url = "https://" + host + ":" + port + "/api/compute";
I then duplicated the "Add a connection" workflow to create "Add a connection (vCloud Air Gen2)" and swapped the old action for the new action:
Now I can add vCloud Air (PAYG/Gen2) as an endpoint in the normal way:
The out-of-the-box "IaaS vCD VM" Resource Mapping now works in vRA and I can create custom Resource Actions against the vCloud:VM object type.
Once again, big thanks to Jose for this solution!
— Jose Luis Gomez (@pipoe2h) April 19, 2016