ymichalak
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[vRA 7.3] - Automate business groups creation

Hi everybody Smiley Happy

We search some ideas to create a XaaS blueprint to  Automate business groups creation, with the associate reservations , Network profiles associate, Entitlements associate, etc.....

We have found this example : https://tgeorgiev.com/2015/11/03/automate-business-groups-creation-with-catalog-items-and-entitlemen...​ but it dates from 2015.

You know an other example most recently ?

thx for your help.

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bdamian
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Hi there!

I've done that for some clients and I must to say that is not quite easy.

This is one of my vRO Workflow:

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There are workflows in the plugin to create the Machine Prefix, the Business Group and the Entitlements (in my workflow, the "Create Client Entitlements" is a bigger workflow with all the calls). But sadly, to create the Reservation I've used direct API calls. Although complicated, it is very well explained in the "vrealize-automation-73-programming-guide.pdf" document.

I hope this leads you in the right direction.

D.

Damián Bacalov
vExpert 2017-2018-2019-2020-2021
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ymichalak
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Thx for your feedback !

Thats is one of mutiple question : It's more efficient to create a reservation with API calls or with a workflow ?

Actually we try to create a reservation with a workflow.

This Workflow works :

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BUT we still have a lot of attributes to put in place dynamically.

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The selection of :

- vCenter environments for example: We have 4 vCenter with clusters that have identical names on the 4 vCenter.

In short, the journey is still very long and we don't know if it is better to work with a Workflow than an API call.

- Ressource Pool

- Network

- Datastore

- etc....

Have a nice week-end Smiley Wink

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bdamian
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I've started to use the API because in vRA6 there was no workflow to create reservations. The workflows always end in API calls so I imagine that it's no big difference. The only thing that matters is to do the things in the way you need to do it.

D.

Damián Bacalov
vExpert 2017-2018-2019-2020-2021
https://www.linkedin.com/in/damianbacalov/
twitter @bdamian
ymichalak
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YEP,

we just see these two post :

they speak about a vCO plug-in "Reservation Manager" created by "Flow Grab".

The web Site "Flow Grab" is down.

  • Do you know if it's possible to find an other location to download this plug-in : Reservation Manager ?
  • Has anyone ever tested this plugin ?

Thx for your feedback.

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