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vRealize Automation – Terraform provider enhancements – Nov 2020

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Recently, vRealize Automation has introduced support for vSphere’s First Class Disk (FCD) IaaS APIs then the latest Terraform Provider for vRealize Automation version 0.3.3 immediately took advantage of it and made it available while also getting verified at the at the Terraform Registry, let’s explore further. Verified to be part of Hashicorp Terraform registry If Read more...

vRealize Automation ABX Flows

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Extensibility has a long history within VMware’s Automation and Operations suites. Extensibility has traditionally been defined as how we create interactions with platforms outside of our management platform. Some of the most common examples of this are… Interacting with IPAM Systems (Infoblox, BlueCat, etc) Pushing records into Configuration Management Databases (CMDB’s) Creating Records in DNS Read more...

Share ABX Actions in Projects and Subscriptions

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I recently wrote the Leverage vRealize Automation’s Action Based eXtensibility (ABX), Event Broker Service (EBS) & APIs for Email customized notifications blog, we took advantage of Action-based extensibility ( ABX ), which  provides a lightweight and flexible run-time engine interface where you can define small scriptable actions and configure them to initiate when events specified Read more...

Terraform Service in vRA ( Cloud Templates )

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  Update Oct 27 2020 – Terraform Runtime Integration for vRealize Automation 8.2 You probably are aware of the Terraform Provider for vRealize Automation 8 and Cloud and hopefully have read already Sam McGeown’s Blog about it, however with the latest August release for vRealize Automation Cloud ( and in the upcoming vRealize Automation 8.2 Read more...

HOW-TO: ABX/vRO Powershell actions which include additional Modules

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vRealize Automation Action Based Extensibility (ABX)  and vRealize Orchestrator 8.1 now supports PowerShell as a scripting language for writing Action Based Extensibility (ABX) and Workflow code respectively. But, how about any dependency modules that you may require for your PowerShell Based ABX & vRealize Orchestration Workflows? Well, there are two methods of building a script Read more...
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Leverage vRealize Automation’s Action Based eXtensibility (ABX), Event Broker Service (EBS) & APIs for Email customized notifications

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One of the most common request you probably get when working with vRealize Automation 8.1 or vRealize Automation Cloud is, Can you customize email notifications?, could that be done with Action Based eXtensibility (ABX)?   The short answer to both is “Yes”. In this blog, I will show you how to take advantage of the Event Read more...