To expose a workflow through the vCloud Automation Center service catalog, the administrator must use vCloud Automation Center to bind the workflow to a specific pod and pool.

About this task

Workflows exposed through vCloud Automation Center can be customized using the vCloud Automation Center form editor interface. You can hide fields or rearrange them and add cosmetic improvements to fit into the organization service catalog. Add the blueprint for the specific workflow and customize as needed. You can convert any workflow field to a text box or provide values to display so that users can select from a drop-down list.

Prerequisites

  • Verify that you have administrator credentials for the Orchestrator server. The account must be a member of the vCenter Orchestrator Admin group configured to authenticate through vCenter Single Sign-On.

  • Verify that a connection has been made to the View pod by running the Add View Pod in Configuration workflow. See Configure the Connection to a View Pod.

  • Verify that vCloud Automation Center is configured to communicate with the vCenter Orchestrator server so that the vCenter Orchestrator workflows are available.

  • Verify that you have the pod alias name and the pool IDs. You specified the pod alias when you performed the procedure described in Configure the Connection to a View Pod. The pool IDs are the desktop or application pool IDs, as shown in View Administrator.

Procedure

  1. Log in to vCloud Automation Center as an administrator.
  2. Select Advanced Services > Service Blueprints.
  3. Click the Add Blueprint (+) icon.
  4. Navigate through the vCenter Orchestrator workflow library and select a workflow from the Library > Horizon > Workflows > vCAC60 folder.
  5. Click Next, and specify the workflow name and description that will appear in the vCloud Automation Center service catalog.
  6. Click Next, and on the Blueprint Form tab, edit the PodAlias field.
    1. Click in the PodAlias text box and click the Edit (pencil) icon.
    2. In the Edit Form Field - PodAlias dialog box, click the Constraints tab and configure the following fields.

      Option

      Action

      Value

      Select Constant and supply the pod alias that you configured when you ran the Add View Pod in Configuration workflow.

      Visible

      Verify that No is selected.

    3. Click Submit.
  7. Edit the PoolIds field.
    1. Click in the PoolIds text box and click the Edit (pencil) icon.

      The Edit Form Field - PoolIds dialog box appears.

    2. On the Details tab, to create a drop-down list of pools, from the Type list, select Drop-down; otherwise, make no changes on this tab.
    3. Click the Constraints tab and configure the following fields.

      Option

      Action

      Value

      • If you are binding this workflow to only one pool, select Constant and supply the pool ID, which is the pool ID shown in View Administrator.

      • If you are creating a drop-down list, select Not Set.

      Visible

      • If you are binding this workflow to only one pool, verify that No is selected.

      • If you are creating a drop-down list, verify that Yes is selected.

    4. If you are creating a drop-down list, use the Values tab to add multiple pool IDs and display names.
    5. Click Submit.
  8. On the Blueprint Form tab, click Next.
  9. On the Provisioned Resource tab, click Add.

    The blueprint is added to the Service Blueprints page, and the status is set to Draft.

  10. To publish the blueprint, select Publish from the Actions list for the blueprint.

Results

The item now appears on the Administrator > Catalog Management > Catalog Items tab.

What to do next

Configure the catalog item for this service.