How to Delete a Deployment with the vRA 7 REST API

In this guide I will show you how to use the vRA 7 REST API to delete a deployment. This is common for users or developers that want to programmatically delete a deployment of single or multi-machine blueprints. Pre-Reqs Already provisioned vRA 7 Blueprint with Destroy Deployment entitled See my Continue reading

How to get the IP address of a VM in vRealize Automation 7 REST API

In my last post I showed you how to script a REST API request in vRealize Automation 7. Now let’s close the loop and get the details of that request. In this guide I will show you how to retrieve the IP address of a provisioned item. You can then Continue reading

How to script a vRealize Automation 7 REST API request

As you may or may not know, vRealize Automation features a RESTful API to programmatically interface with the Cloud Management Portal. In this guide I will show you how to create a shell script to request a catalog item. You can then use this as a building block for more Continue reading

Requesting the VRA Developer Friendly Blueprint with curl

In my last post I showed you how to create the developer friendly blueprint in vRealize 7. In this guide we will show how to invoke the REST API to make this request. Before we get into the details it helps to illustrate how each team wants to interact with Continue reading

Containers for the vSphere Admin

Updated 8/12/16 At VMworld last year there were various announcements around containers and VMware’s commitment to support this technology. Since I work at VMware, I have been been using this technology for over a year. When speaking with customers last year it dawned on me that most of our customers Continue reading

vRealize Automation REST API with Curl

vRealize Autmation exposes a RESTful API to automate common tasks without having to access the GUI. Some common examples of why you would use this are: Request machines as part of a Continus Integratation process Integrate vRA provisioning into your build systems such as Jenkins Drive vRA requests from a Continue reading

How to call vCAC (vRA) from command line to request VM’s and run scripts in the guest

So you want to make your developers happy but you are a vSphere admin and you already have enough on your plate? I am going to make it super easy for you to give your developers what they want (a command line to script their infrastructure request) and what you Continue reading