vRealize Orchestrator

vRealize Orchestrator (vRO) AWS Plugin Bug - EC2DescribeTagsResult

As I recently worked on a customer request, it was discovered that the vRealize Orchestrator AWS Plugin may have a bug which blocks the ability to describe tags within EC2 and to iterate over the tags and use the information.

This article goes into depth about the problem with the AWS Plugin's EC2DescribeTagsResult class and how to work around it using the BaseAmazonObject.getNativeObject() method.

Execute a Script from Resource Element

This workflow chains together the  previous “Copy Resource To Guest” workflow example with the out of the box “Run program in guest” workflow to do both steps – first copy a script from a resource element to a guest and then execute it.  The workflow takes the resource element as an input as well as the path to the executable required to execute the script.

Copy a File From Resource Element to a VM

This workflow is useful as a utility workflow that can convert a file stored in a resource element into a file on a guest VM.  This is done first by saving the file from the resource element to the local file system of the vRealize Orchestrator appliance.  From there it is copied into a guest VM’s file system using the VMware Host Guest Filesystem (HGFS) interface of VM Tools.

PowerShell Command Workflow: Setting the Execution Policy

Buiding on our previous "Execute Powershell Command" workflow example, we show how to add a one line PowerShell command to your workflow library that will change the PowerShell execution policy to restricted or unrestricted in a Windows guest VM.

PowerShell Command Workflow: Installing the Web Services Feature (IIS)

Buiding on our previous "Execute Powershell Command" workflow example, we show how to add a one line PowerShell command to your workflow library that will handle installing the Web Services feature (IIS) in a Windows guest VM.

PowerShell Command Workflow: Installing the Windows Update Services Feature

Another example in the PowerShell one-line command library--we show how to add a one line PowerShell command to your workflow library that will handle installing the Windows Update Services feature in a Windows guest VM.

Executing a One-Line PowerShell Command with a vRealize Orchestrator (vRO) Workflow

In this tutorial we cover the creation of a workflow that can be used to execute a one-line PowerShell command inside a guest Windows operating system.  This workflow can be used as a building block workflow to build a library of one-line PowerShell commands that can aid in the automation and orchestration of VM management tasks.