Action-based extensibility uses streamlined scripts of code within vRealize Automation Cloud Assembly to automate extensibility actions.
Action-based extensibility provides a lightweight and flexible run-time engine interface where you can define small scriptable actions and configure them to initiate on particular events provided by the Event Broker Service (EBS).
You can create these extensibility action scripts of code within vRealize Automation Cloud Assembly and assign them to subscriptions. Similarly to workflows, the extensibility action script triggers when an event included in an extensibility subscription occurs. Extensibility action scripts are used for more lightweight and simple automation of tasks and steps. They are also hosted on the cloud as opposed workflows which are hosted on-premises by using a vRealize Orchestrator server. For more information on integrating vRealize Automation Cloud Assembly with a vRealize Orchestrator server, see Configure vRealize Orchestrator integration in Cloud Assembly.
Action-based extensibility provides:
- An alternative to vRealize Orchestrator workflows, using small and reusable scriptable actions, for lightweight integrations and customizations.
- A way to reuse action templates, which contain reusable parameterized actions.