By associating an action to a custom entity definition, you can execute a set of vRealize Orchestrator workflows on the instances of a particular custom entity.

Procedure

  1. From the main menu (), select Content Libraries.
    1. From the left panel, select Custom Entity Definitions.

    The list of custom entities displays in a card view of twelve items per page, sorted by names in alphabetical order. Each card shows the name of the custom entity, the vRealize Orchestrator type to which the entity is mapped, the type of the entity, and a description, if available.

  2. In the card of the selected custom entity, select Actions > Associate Action.

    A new dialog opens.

  3. Follow the steps of the Associate Custom Entity to VRO Workflow wizard.

    Step

    Details

    Select VRO Workflow

    Select one of the listed workflows. These are the workflows that are available in the Service Library page.

    Select Workflow Input Parameter

    Select an available input parameter from the list. You associate the type of the vRealize Orchestrator workflow with the type of the custom entity definition.

    Review Association

    Review the details that you specified and click Done to complete the association.

Example

For example, if you have a custom entity of type SSH:Host, you can associate it with the Add a Root Folder to SSH Host workflow by selecting the sshHost input parameter, which matches the type of the custom entity.