You configure custom vRealize Orchestrator workflows to run at specific stages in the master machine workflow by associating your custom workflow with a state change workflow stub and assigning the workflows to a blueprint.


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.


Use the workflow template provided in the Extensibility subdirectory of the vRealize Automation plugin library to create a custom workflow to run during the machine lifecycle.


  1. From the drop-down menu in the Orchestrator client, select Run or Design.
  2. Click the Workflows view.
  3. Select Library > vRealize Automation > Infrastructure > Extensibility.
  4. Right-click the Assign a state change workflow to a blueprint and its virtual machines workflow and select Start workflow.
  5. Choose the lifecycle stage at which to run the workflow by selecting a stub from the vCAC workflow stub to enable drop-down menu.
  6. Select an IaaS host.
  7. Click Next.
  8. Select the blueprint to which you want to assign the workflow.
  9. Choose whether or not to apply these workflows to existing machines provisioned by using this blueprint.
  10. Select the workflow you want to run during the machine lifecycle.
  11. Configure which workflow input values are added as custom properties to the machine.
    1. Add vCO workflow inputs as blueprint properties.
    2. Add last vCO workflow run input values as blueprint properties.
  12. Click Submit.