VMware vCenter Automation Connector
Create and manage VMWare vCenter virtual resources using RES ONE Automation
Control virtual machines in VMware® vCenter Server™ infrastructure, by configuring vCenter Server™ Add-on with Ivanti Identity Director. Ivanti Identity Director uses existing automation functionality in Ivanti Automation to make it possible for end-users to deploy virtual machines from templates, manage snapshots, manage power status, review and change properties and permanently delete virtual machines. With the Ivanti Identity Director, the administration of VMware vCenter virtual machines can be delegated to end-users via a single point of interaction. This will: * reduce user-interaction with service desk. End-users can manage their virtual machines life cycle using the Ivanti Identity Director portal, while complying with enterprise IT and security policies. * enable IT administrators to gain automated control over VMware® vCenter Server™ for their daily workflows.
Use Case 1: Deploy virtual machine from template
This Ivanti Identity Director service enables a user to deploy a new virtual machine using an existing template. Options are given to select the vSphere host, datastore or resource pool, and where to deploy the new virtual machine.
Use Case 2: Manage virtual machine properties
This Ivanti Identity Director service enables users to modify a virtual machine’s properties and apply the new settings.
Use Case 3: Manage virtual machine power states
This Ivanti Identity Director service enables a user to power on, power off, restart and suspend a virtual machine.
Use Case 4: Delete virtual machine
This Ivanti Identity Director service enables users to permanently delete a virtual machine.
Use Case 5: Take virtual machine snapshot
This Ivanti Identity Director service enables users to take a snapshot of a virtual machine. A name and description needs to be specified for the snapshot.
Use Case 6: Revert virtual machine to a snapshot
This Ivanti Identity Director service enables a user to revert a virtual machine to a selected snapshot.
Use Case 7: Delete virtual machine snapshot
This Ivanti Identity Director service enables a user to delete a snapshot of a virtual machine. The status and results of these Tasks is communicated to end-users via the Ivanti Identity Director Web Portal and/or e-mail.
To use the Connector the following prerequisites apply: -Ivanti Identity Director 2018.1
- Ivanti Service Store 2015 or higher
- Ivanti Automation 2015 SR3 or higher
Ivanti Automation Global Variables
- vCenter Administrator type text
- vCenter Administrator Password type Password
- vCenter URL type text
- Support PowerCLI 6.5 - 11.5
- Fixed issues with snapshot task not properly failing.
- Updated calls to create snapshots. Note: Warning message may appear in task log but correct success / error message returned.
- Dropped support for PowerCLI versions less than v10
- Updated task parmeter vCenter Administrator Password to type password to match global
In some environments the task log may contain a warning message "WARNING: Parameter 'VM' is obsolete. This parameter no longer accepts multiple values". This is an erroneous message returned by the VMware APIs and doesn't affect the tasks actions. If a task fails to complete an action it is set to a failed state by Automation.
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