Code snippets : Change the name of a vCloud Director organization

Sometimes the user interfaces are limiting you by design. The APIs are often more permissive and if you know what you are doing you can do great things.

Previously we showed you how to hot clone vCloud Director vApps. We even did a video tutorial for it. Now it is time to do something else the vCloud Director User Interface will not let you do : rename an organization.


My test org has my name so my colleagues know it is mine. For a demo I needed to rename it. I opened the organization properties and saw the read only organization name.



In less then a minute I created a new workflow just doing this:



Ran it.



And voilà. Org renamed.



Now there may be very good reasons not to do this on a production org such as the change of the URL to access this org.

Hopefully this can be usefull and can add one more bullet point to this article. All the item listed there and a lot more have been done with vCO already.


NUC Lab Kit

Below are my thoughts for a vSAN nuc lab. Since I already have cables, not including them here. I ordered (and received by Nov 30, 2016)
3 x nuc, 3 x 32GB Crucial mem, 3 x Toshiba NVMe drive, 3 x Startech USB to GB NIC, and 3 x Crucial 1TB SSD. I've also been very happy with my Cisco SG300-10 so I bought one more since my existing one only has one port available. Each of the items listed here are linked below - all were purchased using the provided links below.
single NIC (See this post for details on using the USB -> GB NIC item listed below

I stayed with the i5 for the power consumption and form factor vs. the i7 Skull Canyon ;)



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