Thursday, July 27, 2017

Infrastructure as Code

Consuming vRA Catalog Item using REST API

I'm preparing a demo to show how developer can consume infrastructure layer by using API. I have the cloud management platform using VMware vRealize Automation up and working, blueprints already created, catalog set for user and ready to consume. Now the question is how to consume the Catalog Item using API. Thankfully a colleague point me to a blog from Ryan Kelly here:
The article is awesome, it shows step-by-step on how to do it so you will understand the flow, which will be useful for further exploration. And at the end of the article, it wrapped all the steps into one script that user can call to request the catalog item. After that, it only requires to run the script to do the request.