Machine Extensibility provides information about customizing IaaS workflows by using vRealize Orchestrator as well as vRealize Automation Designer and its associated command-line tools.

It covers the following subjects:

  • Customizing IaaS machine state change workflows, including calling vRealize Orchestrator workflows from IaaS by using vRealize Orchestrator or vRealize Automation Designer.

  • Installing and configuring the vRealize Automation plug-in.

  • Installing and configuring vRealize Automation Designer.

  • Associating workflows and Distributed Execution Managers by using skills.

  • Reference information for the CloudUtil command-line tool.

Intended Audience

This information is intended for workflow developers who want to use vRealize Orchestrator to customize IaaS machine state change workflows.

For information about using Advanced Service Designer to call vRealize Orchestrator workflows, see Advanced Service Design.

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