A vRealize Orchestrator endpoint is required to create vRealize Automation endpoints and to capture content.

Prerequisites

If you are using this vRealize Orchestrator endpoint for unit testing, verify that the vRealize Orchestrator instance has been configured as a unit test server.

Procedure

  1. On the My Services Dashboard, click Content Management.
  2. Under Endpoints, click NEW ENDPOINT.
  3. Click vRealize Orchestrator.
    For an Orchestrator content, you can capture workflows, configuration elements, and actions individually or in a folder where they reside.
    Note: If a folder is captured, a temporary content name starting with [FOLDER] is displayed. You can start a Content Pipeline to capture all content, this is then added to the vRealize Orchestrator Package provided as input.
  4. Enter the information for the vRealize Orchestrator content endpoint.
    1. In the Name text box, enter a unique name for the endpoint.
    2. In the Tags text box, enter tags associated with the endpoint.
      Using tags allow you to deploy content to multiple endpoints at the same time. When you deploy content, you can select a tag instead of individual content endpoint names, and the content deploys to all endpoints that have that tag.

      To add multiple tags, press Enter after you enter each tag.

    3. In the Sever FQDN/IP field, enter the fully qualified server name, IP address, or host name for the content endpoint server.
      If the vRealize Orchestrator instance is not embedded in vRealize Automation, include the port number in the server FQDN/IP. Typically the port number is 8281. The port number 8281 is required for vRealize Orchestrator 7.x versions. For vRealize Orchestrator 8.x and above, the port is not required.
      vRO-Server-FQDN:Port
    4. Enter a user name and password to use to access this content endpoint.
  5. Press TEST CONNECTION to test the connection to the content endpoint.
    If the connection test fails, verify that the information you entered for the content endpoint is correct and try again.
  6. Select vRO Package.
    The vRealize Orchestrator package can be captured from an endpoint and is associated with the content endpoint. Mark the version as Production ready. Selection of a vRO package is a post deployment capability that imports the package once any other content has been deployed allowing maintained localized or regional settings.
    • Ignore modules when listing content: A comma-separated list of vRealize Orchestrator Actions or modules that are excluded when listing from an endpoint to reduce the number. With Lifecycle Manager 8.0, any module or folder with or without any dependencies can be excluded while capturing or listing the content. However, for Orchestrator-package these modules or folders are not ignored. Lifecycle manager validates the content dependencies available in the source endpoint while capturing with dependencies. This depends on the policy specified on the endpoints.
    • Ignore Workflows in these folders: A comma-separated list of vRealize Orchestrator Workflow folders that are excluded when listing from an endpoint to reduce the number.
    • A vRO package name cannot contain special characters and can cause issues when you capture, release or check-in a content. If you have a vRO package name with a space in between the name, then the space is converted to an underscore (_) during a capture and fails during a test and deploy.
  7. Select the appropriate policies for the content endpoint, and click Next.
    Policy Description
    Mark as a source content endpoint to capture content Allows you to capture content from this endpoint and mark them as a source content.
    Allow Unit tests to run on this content endpoint Allows content to be tested on this endpoint and acts as a unit test server where vRealize Orchestrator workflows test content is placed.
    Mark as Production content endpoint Allows you to deploy content to production.
    Source Control Enabled Allows you to enable if you plan to check in or check out content to or from the vRO endpoint. Enabling source control is a best practice when working with multiple users or vRealize Orchestrator Endpoints in which the same content is worked on. This policy prevents non source-controlled versions be deployed to this endpoint, so that all git commit codes are maintained against this server.
  8. Verify that the content endpoint details are correct, and click Submit.