Introducing Alexa to a few more VMware APIs

Over the weekend, while taking a break from putting together some furniture as it was my time for my daughters nap, I got that the chance to explore and create a new Alexa Skill which integrates with a few of VMware’s APIs. This has been something I wanted to try out for some time but have not […]

Updates to VMDK partitions & disk resizing in VCSA 6.5

Similiar to the vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) 6.0 release, the new VCSA 6.5 is also composed of multiple virtual machine disks (VMDKs). Each VMDK maps to a specific function and OS partition within the VCSA. There are now a total of 12 VMDKs, two of which are new in vSphere 6.5: vSphere Update Manager (VUM) and Image […]

Cheatsheet for the entire VMware AppCatalyst API using cURL

There were a few questions recently about the required syntax for specific VMware AppCatalyst operations when consuming the REST API using cURL. I figured I put together a quick “cheatsheet” that contains cuRL examples for the entire VMware AppCatalyst API which not only would it help me in future but could also benefit others. Like […]

Having some fun with the Marvel Comics API & vSphere SDK for Python

As a child of the 80’s, I still remember waking up super early on a Saturday morning to watch some of my favorite cartoons including Transformers, GI Joe, Ninja Turtles and many of the Marvel cartoon series. Last week I saw an interesting tweet from our former VMware CTO, Steve Herrod: It looks like Marvel […]

Quick Tip - Automate the export of a vCenter Orchestrator workflow using the CLI

Steve Jin recently wrote an article about vCenter Orchestrator REST APIs: Executing Workflow which reminded me of an interesting issue that I had faced several months back. I had just finished developing a custom workflow on a beta version of vCenter Orchestrator and of course one of the challenges with using early software is that […]