Workflow to dynamically create hostnames in vRA
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Workflow Developed by: Tom Bonanno -
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Workflow Description

The workflow changes the hostname of the machine to a dynamically generated hostname basen on custom schema.

Workflow Type

This is a State Transtion Event workflow that executes at the Machine Requested state.

Workflow Installation

  1. Import Package in to vRO
  2. Run "Install Custom Hostname" located under VMware -> SDE-SET -> vRealize Automation -> Custom Hostname -> Configuration
  3. In vRA edit property group created by installer

Tested Product Versions

vRA 7.0 / 7.0.1
vCenter 6.0


This workflow and it’s components are provided for informational purposes only without warrant and support .
Included workflow and components are not intended for production use cases and should be used at your one risk.