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Tag: vCloud Automation Center (vCAC)

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Creating vCAC ValueExpressions automatically

vCAC has the a built-in feature to define properties as drop down lists that can display information based on a selection of a different (parent) property (as described in the vCAC 5.2 Operating Guide). This is called a “ValueExpression”. Though this mechanism is a bit buggy and might even raise some security issues it is still quite useful in certain […]

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Using vCAC 5.2 with a CNAME

When you use vCAC with a CNAME and want to access the website /vCAC from the server itself you might actually notice that you can only access the website via “localhost” instead of the CNAME. This is actually a security feature of the Microsoft Internet Information Server that you can re-configure to adjust this behaviour. Just follow the artile You […]

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Notifiying Users in vCAC via ‘Recent Events’

During long running provisionings you may want to inform the user about the states you are currently processing. In my previous blog post I showed how to add a text to the ‘CurrentTask’. But maybe you want to give the user a little bit more information where the status field does not provide enough space. Especially in case of a […]

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Decrypting Passwords in vCAC ConnectionCredentials

Suppose you provision a virtual machine to a vCenter and then want to change the socket/core ratio of that machine as described in vCloud Automation Center – vCAC – Workflow and Script to Change CPU’s to Cores. For this to actually work you not only need the vCenter address but also some valid credentials you can use to connect to […]

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Resolve and Determine vCAC Machine Type

Here is a way how to quickly determine the machine type to be deployed without resorting to the ‘VirtualMachineExt’ object (which by the way is not yet available in the ‘BuildingMachine’ state): In case you wonder what other machine types exist you can check the enumeration like this: Though this can easily be achieved in a different manner, the point […]