Category Archives: PowerShell

Managing local vRA users with PowervRA

One of the current limitations with vRA7 is that once a local user has been created it can’t be modified. Since v1.20 PowervRA has provided ability to interact with local user principals by using the following set of functions: Get-vRAUserPrincipal Set-vRAUserPrincipal New-vRAUserPrincipal Remove-vRAUserPrincipal

Managing Reservations With PowervRA

Since the initial release of PowervRA I’ve been busy hacking away at bug fixes, improvements and new features. One that we were keen to get out of the door was support for reservations. The reservation-service API is a mammoth and even though I’d had a fair battles with it in the past, I underestimated the […]

Troubleshooting failed catalog item requests with PowervRA

Here is a quick tip that will show you how to quickly troubleshoot a failed request in vRA. Connect to your vRA instance: Connect-vRAServer -Server vra.corp.local -Tenant Tenant01 -Credential (Get-Credential) -IgnoreCertRequirements Now find the failed request: Get-vRAConsumerRequest | Where-Object {$_.StateName -eq “Failed”} | Select RequestNumber, RequestedItemName, StateName | Sort-Object -Property RequestNumber Then to determine the […]

Introducing PowervRA

In July 2015 I started work on vRAAPIClient. The idea behind the project was to give me a better insight in to how to drive vRA via it’s REST API. I learnt a lot about Python and about the application itself.  However, work, life and other projects got in the way and as a result development stopped. […]