Category Archives: vRealize Automation

Announcing PowervRA v2.0.0!

Today, we are pleased to announce the release of PowervRA v2.0.0! One of the biggest changes in this release is support for PowerShell Core. I’ve got to tip my hat to the PowerShell team and the community members that have contributed for doing a sterling job so far. Considering the project is only in its alpha […]

PowervRA v1.5.0 – Improved support for the content-mangaement-service API

With the release of PowervRA v1.5.0 we now have richer support for the content-management-service API. We’ve included some new functionality for viewing content and adjusted the naming scheme of some existing functions. The content-management-service set now includes: Get-vRAContent Get-vRAContentData Get-vRAContentType Get-vRAPackage New-vRAPackage Remove-vRAPackage Export-vRAPackage Test-vRAPackage Creating and exporting packages New-vRAPackage now supports the addition multiple content […]

Updating the vRO Workflow Associated with an XaaS Blueprint in vRA

The option to change the vRO workflow associated with an XaaS Blueprint isn’t available through the UI. However, it is available via the vRA Plugin for vRO. Obviously the more complex your workflow presentation the less viable this becomes but for simple presentations or workflows that only rely on context parameters it could be a neat […]

Reset the password of a local vRA user principal with vRO

A question that I frequently see popping up is “How can I reset the password of local user in vRA?“. A while back I blogged about how to achive this with PowervRA and Set-vRAUserPrincipal. However that might not be applicable to every situation. An alternative solution could be to use a vRO workflow. The workflow could […]

Retrieving the email address of a vRA user principal via vRO

If you don’t have access to Active Directory via the vRO plugin retrieving information about a certain user can be tricky. Here is a quick example showing how to retrieve an email address from a vRA user principal with vRO. Obviously assuming that you have chosen to sync the attribute in your directory configuration.