Sending VM keystrokes using vRealize Orchestrator

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Last year the legendary William Lam (Virtually Ghetto) posted a handy Powershell script that can use the vSphere 6.5 API’s to send keyboard key strokes to a VM (https://www.virtuallyghetto.com/2017/09/automating-vm-keystrokes-using-the-vsphere-api-powercli.html).

I recently had a need for this feature but in vRealize Orchestrator and in Javascript instead of Powershell so I’ve re-written it in Javascript. I’ve included 2 additional script blocks that you can place into Scriptable Tasks or Actions too.

Send a string as VM keystrokes to a VM Console

You’ll need the following input parameters defined:

  • Name: ‘vm’
    • Type: VC:VirtualMachine
  • Name: ‘string’
    • Type: String

Send CTRL+ALT+DELETE to a VM Console

You’ll need only one input parameter defined:

  • Name: ‘vm’
    • Type: VC:VirtualMachine

Send the carriage return keystroke to a VM Console

You’ll need only one input parameter defined:

  • Name: ‘vm’
    • Type: VC:VirtualMachine

I hope you find this as useful as I did.

A huge thanks to William Lam for the source.

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