You can schedule a workflow to run at a specified time. You can also set the recurrence for a scheduled workflow.


Verify that you have configured at least one Orchestrator server to work with the same Single Sign-On instance to which both the vCenter Server and vSphere Web Client are pointing. You must also ensure that Orchestrator is registered as a vCenter Server extension. You register Orchestrator as a vCenter Server extension when you specify a user (by providing the user name and password), who has the privileges to manage vCenter Server extensions. For more information, see Installing and Configuring VMware vCenter Orchestrator.


  1. In the object navigator, click vCenter Orchestrator.
  2. Under Inventory Lists click Workflows.
  3. Right-click the workflow that you want to schedule and select Schedule a workflow.
  4. Provide the required workflow parameters.
  5. Click Start/Schedule.
  6. In the Task name text box, type the name of the scheduled task.
  7. (Optional) In the Description text box, type a description of the scheduled task.
  8. Schedule the date and time of the workflow run.
  9. Specify the recurrence options.
  10. Click Finish.