Installing the NSX plug-in requires that you download the vRealize Orchestrator installer file, use the vRealize Orchestrator Configuration interface to upload the plug-in file, and install the plug-in on a vRealize Orchestrator server.

About this task


If you are using an embedded vRealize Orchestrator that contains an installed NSX plug-in, you do not need to perform these steps as the NSX plug-in is already installed.

For general plug-in update and troubleshooting information, see vRealize Orchestrator documentation at


  • Verify that you are running a supported vRealize Orchestrator instance.

    For information about setting up vRealize Orchestrator, see Installing and Configuring VMware vRealize Orchestrator.

  • Verify that you have credentials for an account with permission to install vRealize Orchestrator plug-ins and to authenticate through vCenter Single Sign-On.

  • Verify that you installed the correct version NSX plug-in. See vRealize Automation Support Matrix for version information.

  • Verify that you installed vRealize Orchestrator client and that you can log in with Administrator credentials.


  1. Download the plug-in file to a location accessible from the vRealize Orchestrator server.

    The plug-in installer file name format, with appropriate version values, is o11nplugin-nsx-1.n.n.vmoapp. Plug-in installation files for the VMware NSX ™ networking and security product is available from the VMware product download site at

    The vCloud Networking and Security plug-in is also available at this site.

  2. Open a browser and start the vRealize Orchestrator configuration interface.

    An example of the URL format is

  3. Click Plug-Ins in the left pane and scroll down to the Install new plug-in section.
  4. In the Plug-In file text box, browse to the plug-in installer file and click Upload and install.

    The file must be in .vmoapp format.

  5. At the prompt, accept the license agreement in the Install a plug-in pane.
  6. In the Enabled plug-ins installation status section, confirm that the correct NSX plug-in name is specified. See vRealize Automation Support Matrix for version information.

    The status Plug-in will be installed at next server startup, appears.

  7. Restart the vRealize Orchestrator server service.
  8. Restart the vRealize Orchestrator configuration interface.
  9. Click Plug-Ins and verify that the status changed to Installation OK.
  10. Start the vRealize Orchestrator client application, log in, and use the Workflow tab to navigate through the library to the NSX folder.

    You can browse through the workflows that the NSX plug-in provides.

What to do next

Create a vRealize Orchestrator endpoint in vRealize Automation to use this endpoint for running workflows. See Create a vRealize Orchestrator Endpoint.