#vROps hidden gem – XML Builder
In the past you would either use the sample/examples to get them started and then go and find the specific metric names while, this was usually quite time consuming.
In recent versions of vROps however, VMware have introduced a “builder” to help you properly format and slect the corect adapters/adapterkinds and metrics.
How awesome and useful is that?
vRealize Orchestrator (vRO/vCO) – Troubleshooting SOAP operations
Recently, I’ve had a bit of a SOAP baptism of fire – the project I am working on makes hundreds of SOAP calls to multiple SOAP APIs on multiple hosts. During this time I’ve encountered some common and rare problems and troubleshooting them seems to be a bit of a black art, if the number of results in Google is any measure.
To demonstrate some of these troubleshooting methods I will use a global weather SOAP service, http://www.webservicex.com/globalweather.asmx?WSDL. I’ve added the web service to vRO using the “Add a SOAP host” workflow, and then used the “Generate a new workflow from a SOAP operation” workflow to create a new workflow: GetWeather. This simple workflow runs successfully: