The Horizon vCenter Orchestrator (vCO) plug-in allows interaction between vCenter Orchestrator and VMware Horizon 6. You can use this plug-in to expand the settings and methods for provisioning remote desktops and applications.
The plug-in contains a set of standard workflows that enable automation, self-service by request and approval, and scalable delegated administration across multi-tenant or highly distributed environments. You can also use these predefined workflows to create custom workflows.
The workflows described in this document provide predefined, automated tasks that accomplish basic goals that are ordinarily performed in View Administrator or other View interfaces. View administrators can delegate access to the workflows to delegated administrators and end users, thereby increasing IT efficiency.
For end user enablement, the Horizon vCenter Orchestrator plug-in integrates with vCloud Automation Center to provide self-service access to applications and desktops. The plug-in workflows can be integrated with the request and approval processes that are built into the vCloud Automation Center service catalog, allowing end users to refresh their own desktops. End users can make requests that follow a standardized and auditable process that can result in immediate action, or they can direct their requests for administrative approval. For desktop environments where virtual machines must support rapid change and reuse, end users can provision desktops for themselves and de-provision, or recycle, the desktops to reduce waste of resources and capacity.
The Horizon vCenter Orchestrator plug-in provides an organized and manageable service catalog of functions that are entitled to appropriate users and groups, which increases IT efficiency. Automating and distributing tasks for delegated administration reduces the need for email correspondence and exception handling. The requests are routed into processes that are predefined and only flagged for approval if justification is needed. These standardized controls and processes allow administrators to deliver Desktops-as-a-Service (DaaS) with a one-to-many model of administration.