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Sample Workflow – Create User Account in ActiveDirectory

Sample Workflow - Create User Account in ActiveDirectoryThis example shows how a new Active Directory User Account can be created as part of a machine's provisioning process. For example a breakglass account etc.The solution contains the following files:ClearAsCloud.ActiveDirectory.Activities.dll - this contains... Continue Reading →

Setting up VCO Integration with VCAC Visual Studio Workflow Designer

Setting up VCO Integration with VCAC in Visual StudioIf you are using the Design Center tool there will be no problem with direct integration between VCO & vCAC. If however you are using the CDK Visual Studio Addin there are... Continue Reading →

VMware VCO Workflows integration with vCAC Workflows

VCO Workflows from vCAC Workflows (Southbound)I recently blogged about Powershell integration with vCAC and how easy scripts can be called from within the various machine states, see here for details. This post will provide an overview of VCAC/VCO Integration of... Continue Reading →

Powershell Scripting from vCAC Workflows (Southbound)

Scripting from vCAC Workflows (Southbound)VCAC is really easy to setup and make 3rd party callouts at different states in the machine's lifecycle. One of the most common requests we had to implement some very specific logic around VirtualMachine naming standards.There... Continue Reading →

The State Transition Blocking Pattern.

VCAC Workflows - The State Transition Blocking Pattern.This is a high level overview of how to call custom synchronous workflows in a given machine state to allow some custom logic to be processed and block execution until a 3rd party event... Continue Reading →

Email XSLT/SMTP Test App

VMware Cloud Automation Center - Email Tester AppDisclaimer: This is an unsupported (but pretty useful) interface into vCAC for various programatic tasks.Quite often it can be useful to test the setup of email of a configured system, especially the XSLT Email Template... Continue Reading →

Email Templates for vCAC

vCloud Automation Centre Email Template changesEmail State ConfigurationEmails are sent to various people through the lifecycle of the machine process, to control the VirtualMachine States that emails are sent you can edit the ManagerService.exe.config file in the DCAC Server installation... Continue Reading →

Simple REST Helper for vCAC

vCloud Automation Centre (vCAC) REST Helper APIBinary: Downloadhttps://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/91543591/files/MBUPUB/DCACAPI5.1.zipSample Scripts: DownloadView 5.1 Online DocumentationBinary: Downloadhttps://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/91543591/files/MBUPUB/DCACAPI5.2.zipView 5.2 Online DocumentationPlease note that this will not be available in VCAC Version 6. I will blog more details about this soon.This API is a wrapper around the  vCAC ODATA... Continue Reading →

Powershell scripting into vCAC

The VCAC Database can be queried securely using the Dynamic Cloud Interface (ODATA/REST). This post will show you how to retrieve VirtualMachineProperties (the machines meta data) also known as "custom properties" using powershell & native http.All scripts can be downloaded hereLoad... Continue Reading →

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