Provisioning or decommissioning a new machine, especially for mission-critical systems, typically requires interacting with a number of different management systems, including DNS servers, load balancers, CMDBs, IP Address Management and other systems.

Administrators can inject custom logic (known as workflows) at various predetermined IaaS life cycle stages. These IaaS workflows can call out to vRealize Orchestrator for bi-directional integration with external management systems.