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Updated version of vCO PowerShell 1.0.1 plugin presents support for Kerberos authentication. Using Kerberios authentication allows usage of domain users when using WinRM to communicate with PowerShell host. Prerequisits WinRM service configured for Kerberos authentication. Make sure that Kerberos authentication is enabled on WinRm service. winrm g winrm/config/service/auth Use following... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2012 at VMware vCenter Orchestrator Blog
Three important vCO plug-ins have seen their first update release recently. These plug-ins are: AMQP plug-in HTTP-REST plug-in SOAP plug-in Most of the work done for those updates comes from the feedback collected from the users, through both our public communities and our Socialcast group. And these are the main... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2012 at VMware vCenter Orchestrator Blog
The SNMP plug-in allows vCenter Orchestrator to connect and receive information from SNMP enabled systems and devices. These devices could include communication equipment (routers, switches, etc.), network printers, UPS devices and many others. Events from vCenter can also be received over the SNMP protocol. The SNMP plug-in provides two different... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2012 at VMware vCenter Orchestrator Blog
What are Configuration Elements? A configuration element is a list of attributes you can use to configure constants across a whole Orchestrator server deployment. That’s what the vCO documentation states. In other words, the configuration elements are the easiest way offered by vCO to organize and establish a set of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2012 at VMware vCenter Orchestrator Blog
Are you still excited about SAOP and Rest plug-ins? Another powerful plug-in has already come on the stage! The VMware vCenter Orchestrator SQL plug-in provides fast and straightforward way to perform basic database operations like insert, select, update and delete of table records. Let's learn more about its core features.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2012 at VMware vCenter Orchestrator Blog
Because no vCO can be left behind... In many cases we need more than one vCO to manage different infrastructures with similar means (for example one vCO per datacenter). However this brings additional overhead in using different vCOs and keeping them up to date. The answer to these problems is... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2012 at VMware vCenter Orchestrator Blog
Overview The Auto Deploy plug-in allows simplified and automated provisioning of physical hosts with ESXi software by interacting with Auto Deploy server. The user is able to browse rules and rule sets defined within the Auto Deploy server, configured public depots and all available host profiles within the vCenter Server... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2012 at VMware vCenter Orchestrator Blog
The initial setup and main use cases of Powershell Plug-in for vCenter Orchestrator could be found in the previous post here . In addition, PowerShell plug-in being able to run any PowerShell script doesn’t need some special things to work with PowerCLI scripts. The only thing one should do is... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2012 at VMware vCenter Orchestrator Blog
Somehow we have missed this one. Thanks for your feedback. I have updated the blog adding the additional step.
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Windows PowerShell is command-line shell and scripting language designed especially for system administration, as such he has wide-spread industry support. There are PowerShell scripts already written for most of the task you will ever need. Enabling vCO user to use and reuse those scripts is one of the most exiting feature of vCO. In short vCO PowerShell plug-in is used to call PowerShell scripts and cmdlets from Orchestrator actions and workflows, and to work with the result. Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2011 at VMware vCenter Orchestrator Blog
The Orchestrator Technical Publications team is happy to announce that the first training videos for vCO are now available on the VMwareTV Youtube channel. These first video series are intended for novice vCO workflow developers that already have basic knowledge about what a workflow is and what its components are.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2011 at VMware vCenter Orchestrator Blog
In this post we will show how you can use the SNMP plug-in to receive various vCenter Server alarms in vCO and include these events as part of more complex orchestration logic. vCenter Server configuration First, you must register the vCO server in the list of SNMP trap receivers in... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2011 at VMware vCenter Orchestrator Blog
Demonstration of the vCenter Orchestrator plug-ins handling vCloud Director blocking tasks. Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2011 at VMware vCenter Orchestrator Blog
Here are a few more use case examples showing how the vCO HTTP-REST plug-in can interact with some popular APIs. vCloud Director You must run two workflows to configure a vCloud Director host. First, you must register a vCloud Director host. Then, you must run the “Set vCloud Director authentication... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2011 at VMware vCenter Orchestrator Blog
Here is another example how to use the new vCO HTTP-REST plug-in. Let's browse the Netflix movie catalog using vCO. We will implement a workflow that retrieves all available titles given a simple query. First thing we need to do is define our Netflix REST host. Then we define operation... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2011 at VMware vCenter Orchestrator Blog
As posted in this blog vCenter Orchestrator plug-in for vCenter Update Manager is now available.The plugin comes with a set of predefined actions and workflows that abstracts the VUM API and reduce the complexity of using it. I will show how to implement a common usage scenario inspired from vCenter... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2011 at VMware vCenter Orchestrator Blog
In this post we’re going to show an example of a high level workflow composed of simple workflows generated with the SOAP plug-in. First of all, we need a vCO server with the SOAP plug-in installed on it. The process of installing the SOAP plug-in is quite straightforward, you just... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2011 at VMware vCenter Orchestrator Blog
A few days ago we announced the GA of Active Directory Plug-in for VCO. Now we want to show you an example how this plugin can be used. Suppose you are an Active Directory administrator and you have to create a lot of new accounts for a newly created department... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2011 at VMware vCenter Orchestrator Blog
We announced some days ago the general availability of the vCenter Orchestrator plug-in for Cisco UCS Manager. As we said, this plug-in provides a complete set of workflows, actions and scripting objects that cover pretty much all the most common tasks from the Cisco UCS Manager administration point of view.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2011 at VMware vCenter Orchestrator Blog
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