To leverage orchestration of workflows and automation of tasks through vRealize Orchestrator in VMware Cloud Director, you register a vRealize Orchestrator instance in the VMware Cloud Director Service Provider Admin Portal.


  • Deploy and configure a vRealize Orchestrator server instance. For more information, see Installing and Configuring VMware vRealize Orchestrator in the vRealize Orchestrator documentation.
  • Configure vRealize Orchestrator to use vSphere as an authentication provider.
  • Verify that you enabled the vRO Workflow Execution UI plug-in. See Managing Plug-Ins.
  • To secure the communication with the vRealize Orchestrator server instance, import its certificate to VMware Cloud Director. See Managing Certificates.


  1. From the top navigation bar, select Libraries
    1. From the left panel, select Service Management.
      A list of registered vRealize Orchestrator server appears.
  2. To register a new vRealize Orchestrator server, click Add.
    The Register vRealize Orchestrator dialog appears.
  3. Enter the following values.
    Option Description
    Name Name for the registered vRealize Orchestrator instance.
    Description Description for the registered vRealize Orchestrator server instance.
    Hostname The fully-qualified domain name and server port of the vRealize Orchestrator server. The default HTTPS port value is 443.
    Note: VMware Cloud Director connects to the API interface of vRealize Orchestrator.
    Username A user account that is member of the vRealize Orchestrator administrators group.
    Password The password for the vRealize Orchestrator administrator account.
    Choose vRO vCenter Choose one of the following.
    • From the drop-down menu, select the vCenter Server instance that is backing the vRealize Orchestrator server instance.
    • If there is more than one vCenter Server instance, to automatically add the vCenter Server instance that backs vRealize Orchestrator, click Auto Discover.
  4. Click OK to complete the registration.