22 02, 2018

Cloud Automation: Running Powershell (or other) scripts after reboots

By | 2018-02-22T09:58:56+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|AWS, Cloud, Virtualization, VMware, vRA, vRO|0 Comments

When it comes to IaaS cloud computing, one of the main requirements is the ability to automate all processes. After all, while the cloud environment can just be another platform to host IaaS machines, you wouldn't like to keep building machines manually. Plus, we all want to follow NIST's definition of cloud computing and it's not [...]

2 12, 2015

How To Resolve Issues Connecting vRealize Orchestrator To Hosted ServiceNow

By | 2016-12-11T15:25:00+00:00 December 2nd, 2015|Cloud, How To, Orchestrator, vCAC, Virtualization, vRA, vRO|2 Comments

On one of my vRealize Automation engagements, I was asked by my customer to integrate their vRealize Automation environment with their externally-hosted ServiceNow implementation. Now, this was a typical distributed environment and Orchestrator was buried deep inside a subnet, along with other servers within the deployment. Obviously, the machines talked to each other fine but for [...]

14 10, 2015

VMworld Europe 2015 – Day 1

By | 2016-12-11T15:25:00+00:00 October 14th, 2015|VMware, VMworld|3 Comments

Yesterday was Day 1 of the main event. I got to the venue, bright and early, and helped myself to a great selection of bakery items. Also, didn't forget to fill me up with lots of caffeine, which I so desperately needed. I've only attended VMworld in Barcelona so not sure if the US version is [...]

26 05, 2015

vRealize Automation REST Plugin error: Connection Pool Shut Down

By | 2015-05-26T09:59:20+00:00 May 26th, 2015|Cloud, vCAC, Virtualization, vRA, vRO|0 Comments

A few days back, I was working with REST operations in vRealize Automation when suddenly, I was hit by the following error, when trying to "Invoke a REST Operation": Connection pool shut down (Workflow:Invoke a REST operation / REST call (item0)#6) I checked the inventory and the target host was still there and nothing seemed [...]