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vRealize Automation Lego Brick Icon Changer

Today is the first time in 7 years I release another VMware tool. Recently on twitter I asked the question can you still not change the blue lego brick icon in vRealize Automation that is used for the root level services icon.

Tim Hynes @railroadmanuk actually corrected me and showed me in the vRA doc that you can do that now as of v7.2. It consists of a bunch of REST calls. So I went  about trying to understand how to make a .Net tool to change said icon… as it was, Tim beat me with a Python script to make the change but I felt it still had merit in building a Windows tool to do the same.

 

So here it is. Click to download: vRA Lego Icon Changer (222) 

 

NOW BEFORE YOU USE THE TOOL BACKUP YOUR VRA VMS WITH ALTARO or VEMBU BACKUP.

I’M NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE.

YOU NEED VRA 7.2 OR GREATER

 

Instructions:

  1. Load an icon into the tool that you wish to upload to vRA
  2. Provide vRA details
    1. vRA Appliance hostname or IP address
    2. Admin account for the default tenant vpshere.local
    3. Password for that admin account
  3. Click Upload

If you mess up there is a revert button to bring back the lego brick.

 

For now its not the prettiest UI but in v2 I will gloss it up… I just need feedback.

UPDATE: DON’T PANIC IF CHANGES HAVE NOT OCCURRED AS QUICKLY AS YOU LIKE. IN MY LAB I NOTICED THAT ITS NOT INSTANT AND A QUICK CLEAR OF YOUR COOKIES WILL SPEED UP THINGS!

 

Watch this animated gif showing how it works. Just Click on the picture below to to play the video!

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