mmonkman
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vRA8.1 - Deployments succeed while guest customisation is still running

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Is it possible to wait for vsphere guest customisations to have completed before blueprint deployment status is set to success?

In my case a number of config management tasks need to happen once the deployment vm has joined the AD domain and rebooted etc.

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dbis7575
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There is no way to wait for your customization to complete, as there is no confirmation when it is completed.

What I did is add an action to sleep for X amount of time after provisioning is completed to ensure all customization are done when it is marked as completed.

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dbis7575
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There is no way to wait for your customization to complete, as there is no confirmation when it is completed.

What I did is add an action to sleep for X amount of time after provisioning is completed to ensure all customization are done when it is marked as completed.

mmonkman
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OK, thanks.  I'll work on checking for the customisation succeeded vcentre event.  I'd be forever tweaking the sleep timer as guest customisation time is not predictable in our environment.

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siglert
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I wrote an action to do just that:

var vcConn = vm.sdkConnection;

var evtMan = vcConn.eventManager;

var tmpComplete;

var succeed = "succeeded."

var actionResult;

timeout = timeout * 1000

var filterSpec = new VcEventFilterSpec();

filterSpec.eventTypeId = ['CustomizationSucceeded'];

filterSpec.entity = new VcEventFilterSpecByEntity();

filterSpec.entity.entity = vm;

filterSpec.entity.recursion = VcEventFilterSpecRecursionOption.self;

var events = evtMan.queryEvents(filterSpec);

if ( events == null) {

actionResult = false;

}

System.log(vm.name);

//System.log(events.length);

if (events != null) {

    for (var i=0;i<events.length;i++) {

        System.log(JSON.stringify(events[i].fullFormattedMessage))

        System.log(JSON.stringify(events[i].fullFormattedMessage).split(' ')[4]);

        tmpComplete = JSON.stringify(events[i].fullFormattedMessage).split(' ')[4];

            if (tmpComplete == succeed) {

                actionResult = true;

                break;

            } else {

                actionResult = false;

        }

    }

}

System.log(actionResult);

return actionResult;

System.log(vm.name);

System.log(events.length);

for (var i=0;i<events.length;i++) {

   System.log(JSON.stringify(events[i].fullFormattedMessage))

   System.log(JSON.stringify(events[i].fullFormattedMessage).split(' ')[4]);

  tmpComplete = JSON.stringify(events[i].fullFormattedMessage).split(' ')[4];

   if (tmpComplete == succeed) {

  actionResult = true;

   break;

  } else {

  actionResult = false;

  }

}

System.log(actionResult);

return actionResult;

siglert
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I should have clarified as well.  instead of waiting in the running action in the workflow I put a sleep if the action return is equal to false and then run it again.  it checks every 30 seconds for ethe event Customization succeeded on the VM

mmonkman
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That's almost exactly what I was about to write myself. Smiley Wink


Thank you.  It's spot on!

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