Yesterday, Grant and Roman (the new G&R?) released their platypus project, which is essentially a very simple and elegant way to provide vRA 7 users the ability to explore it's API without the need to connect to a vRA 7 instance. I personally needed this for another project that I am working on with a colleague so I needed to give this a shot as soon as I can.
Here is how I had the vRA 7 API documentation at my fingertips in under a minute with AppCatalyst:
Created my platypus AppCatalyst VM:
Powered it on:
Checked for the IP address:
Connected into the VM:
Ran the platypus container:
Connected to the IP of the container:
and started working:
Clean, simple and easy. Thanks very much to Grant and Roman for creating Project Platypus. I look forward to seeing what this inspires others in the community to create.
If you would like to know more about this project make sure to check out https://github.com/vmware/platypus.