cyprusc
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vCenter Orchestrator and vCAC 5.2 Help

I'm trying to pull the Guest Operating system from VCAC using vCO. I started with a simple System.log statement in the Scriptable Task but it continues to return null. I can walk through the inventory in vCO and I see the field I'm looking for.

Input Parameter  = vCACVm         - Type: VCAC:VirtualMachine

System.log ("vCAC VM guest OS : " + vCACVm.guestOS);

The log displays:

[2014-05-29 08:13:14.227] [I] vCAC VM guest OS : null

Any ideas what I could be doing wrong?

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Texiwill
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Hello,

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willonit
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I think you need to set the VMware.VirtualCenter.OperatingSystem custom property to one of the GuestOS values on the blueprint. This will allow you to pull that custom property out in a vCO workflow. Blueprints are not aware of the OS of the template unless you specify it.

jbweber2
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How long has the machine existed before you try to access this field?

I've noted that I don't normally see data there in the repository until after a data collection has run post the machine being created.

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cyprusc
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I will give this a try. Thank you.

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cyprusc
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This is part of the final workflow before delivery to the customer (no more that 45 minutes). I'm going to try the custom property to see if this is successful.

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cyprusc
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I was able to define the custom property and pass it to the workflow. This got what I needed. Thank you.

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