Running Tripwire Security Scan with REST call

I was asked to initiate Tripwire Scan on all VMs deployed by vRealize Automation. This requirement was an issue raised by compliance audit finding. After some talks to Tripwire team, we decided on an approach to assign a tag to a host in Tripwire this will force initial VM scan. VM is registered in Tripwire …

[Quick Hint] Suspend VM monitoring in Patrol with REST call

There are situations when your workflow will have to restart a VM. This post shows a way to disable VM monitoring in Patrol using a simple REST call. This way your monitoring team will not get a false positive alarm and you will avoid unnecessary emails 😉 Disable VM Monitoring: Once you are done with …

[Quick Hint] Disable and Enable of vRA7 Services with vRO workflow

If you need to prevent people form deploying new VMs during a certain times. For example when one of your vRA third-party services are being backup and is offline. The easiest way to achieve this is to disable the services that contain catalog items which you want to prevent form being deployed.