By configuring XaaS endpoints you can connect the vRealize Automation to your environment. When you configure vRealize Orchestrator plug-ins as endpoints, you use the vRealize Automation user interface to configure the plug-ins instead of using the vRealize Orchestrator configuration interface.

To use vRealize Orchestrator capabilities and the vRealize Orchestrator plug-ins to expose VMware and third-party technologies to vRealize Automation, you can configure the vRealize Orchestrator plug-ins by adding the plug-ins as endpoints. This way, you create connections to different hosts and servers, such as vCenter Server instances, a Microsoft Active Directory host, and so on.

When you add a vRealize Orchestrator plug-in as an endpoint by using the vRealize Automation UI, you run a configuration workflow in the default vRealize Orchestrator server. The configuration workflows are located in the vRealize Automation > XaaS > Endpoint Configuration workflows folder.

Important: Configuring a single plug-in in vRealize Orchestrator and in the vRealize Automation console is not supported and results in errors.