The Extending Machine Life Cycles By Using vRealize Automation Designer Checklist provides a high-level overview of the steps required to install and configure vRealize Automation Designer to customize IaaS machine life cycles.

Table 1. Extending Machine Lifecycles By Using vRealize Automation Designer Checklist



Check Box Download and install vRealize Automation Designer.

Installing vRealize Automation Designer

Check Box Create a vRealize Automation endpoint for your vRealize Orchestrator instance.

Create a vRealize Orchestrator Endpoint

Check Box Associate your vRealize Orchestrator endpoint with a machine blueprint.

Associate a vRealize Orchestrator Endpoint with a Blueprint

Check Box Using vRealize Automation Designer activities, customize an IaaS Workflow stub.


The workflow stubs are replaced by the event broker workflow subscriptions. They are still available, supported, and they can be used, but expect them to be removed in a future version of vRealize Automation. To ensure future product compatibility, you should use the workflow subscriptions to run custom workflows based on state changes. See Configuring Workflow Subscriptions to Extend vRealize Automation.

Optionally, you can use vRealize Orchestrator workflow activities to call out to custom vRealize Orchestrator workflows.

Customize an IaaS Workflow

Check Box After you create a custom state change workflow, a tenant administrator or business group manager must enable it for specific blueprints by adding a custom property.

Configure a Blueprint to Call a State Change Workflow