Retrieve Blueprint or Virtual Machine Custom Properties using the vRealize Automation API

| 02/02/2018 | Tags: , , ,

Just a quick post today, as I was working with a customer recently and we were trying to retrieve the Custom Properties assigned to a vRealize Automation 7.3 deployed Virtual Machine, similar to the one in the image below. It’s not as intuitive as you’d like it to be because of the split between IaaS APIs and Cafe APIs. Below you can see I’ve deployed a simple CentOS blueprint with a custom property at the Blueprint level (called “BlueprintLevel” with a value of “CustomProperty”) and a custom property at the VM level (called “CustomProperty” and a value of “Test123”).

vRA Blueprint Custom Property

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Introduction to NSX APIs – vBrownBag

| 24/11/2017 | Tags: , , , , ,

Last Tuesday I had the privilege of presenting an introduction to the NSX APIs on vBrownBag EMEA – you can view the recording below or on vBrownBag’s youtube channel.


#vROps Webinar Series 2016 – Part 10 – A Deep Dive into vROps API

| 29/10/2016 | Tags: , ,

Time to publish the recording for the 10th episode of vROps Webinar Series. This time around we spoke about vRealize Operations Manager Resful API and how to use it. Post 20 minutes of slide-ware, I jumped into the lab and thanks to the demo god, we demonstrated a number of use cases and browsed through the documentation to make it easier for you to consume and use the same.

Big thanks to @sunny_dua for doing the session while I was MIA you are a legend buddy!

So without further ado, here is the recording for this session:

#vROps Webinar 2016 – Announcing Part 10 : A Deep Dive into vROps API

| 21/10/2016 | Tags: , ,

vROps webinar logoThe month has been extremely busy but we still want to continue with the momentum of webinar series getting to the business end of the year. This time around we will talk about vRealize Operations Manager API. API is your friend if you are trying to automate things which you would normally do on GUI. While GUI is a favourite of most, the geeks prefer the API since that helps them to programatically initiate tasks and go out for a coffee. By the time they are back from the LONG coffee break, the work is done 🙂

This session would help you understand the API framework of vROps and as always we would jump into the lab to run a couple of scenarios which we would want to access through API and Geek Out!!

So without further a do, save the date in your calendars and join use for the next episode of vRealize Operations Webinar Series 2016.

Day & Date : Friday, 28th October 2016
Time : 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM (SGT)
Event : vROps Webinar 2016
Topic : Part 10 : A Deep Dive into vROps API
Speakers : Simon Eady / Sunny Dua
WebEx Link : Join WebEx Meeting

NOTE – Don’t forget to mark your calendars by saving the Date!! Feel free to forward the invite to anyone who might be interested. It’s open to all!!

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