You can use the administration workflows to manage vCloud Automation Center services, tenants, approval policies, entitlements, business groups, catalog items, and Advanced Services components.

You can find these workflows on the Workflows view of the Orchestrator client, in the Administration subdirectory of the plug-in library.

You can use the workflows in the Approval Policies subdirectory to create and manage approval policies.

Table 1. Approval Policies

Workflow

Description

Activate an approval policy

Activates an approval policy. After you activate an approval policy, it becomes read-only.

Add an approval level

Adds an always required approval level to an approval. You must select specific users and groups for the approvers.

Copy an approval policy

Copies an approval policy.

Create an approval policy

Creates a draft approval policy with no levels or approvers. Run the Add an approval level workflow to create approval levels and designate approvers for your policy.

Deactivate an approval policy

Deactivates an approval policy. You can also delete all existing entitlements associated with the approval policy.

Delete an approval policy

Deletes an approval policy that is in draft state. Active approval policies are read-only.

You can use the workflows in the ASD Custom Resources subdirectory to create and delete Advanced Services custom resources.

Table 2. ASD Custom Resources

Workflow

Description

Create custom resource

Creates a custom resource.

Delete custom resource

Removes a custom resource.

You can use the workflows in the ASD Resource Actions subdirectory to create and manage Advanced Services resource actions.

Table 3. ASD Resource Actions

Workflow

Description

Clone resource action

Creates a copy of an existing resource action.

Create resource action

Creates a resource action.

Delete resource action

Deletes a resource action.

Publish resource action

Publishes a resource action.

Unpublish resource action

Unpublishes a resource action.

You can use the workflows in the ASD Service Blueprints subdirectory to create and manage Advanced Services service blueprints.

Table 4. ASD Service Blueprints

Workflow

Description

Clone a service blueprint

Creates a copy of a service blueprint.

Create a service blueprint

Creates a service blueprint.

Delete a service blueprint

Deletes a service blueprint.

Publish a service blueprint

Publishes a service blueprint.

Unpublish a service blueprint

Unpublishes a service blueprint.

You can use the workflows in the Business Groups subdirectory to create and manage business groups.

Table 5. Business Groups

Workflow

Description

Add a custom property

Adds a custom property to a business group.

Create a business group

Creates a business group.

Delete a business group

Deletes a business group.

Delete a custom property

Removes a custom property from a business group.

Update a business group

Updates details for a business group, such as default machine prefix, active directory containers, and user roles.

Update a custom property

Updates a custom property for a business group.

You can use the workflows in the Catalog Items subdirectory to manage catalog items.

Table 6. Catalog Items

Workflow

Description

Activate a catalog item

Activates a catalog item. You must activate and assign a catalog item to a service before users can request it.

Assign a catalog item to a service

Assigns a catalog item to a service. You must activate and assign a catalog item to a service before users can request it.

Deactivate a catalog item

Deactivates a catalog item and removes it from the service catalog so that users cannot request it.

You can use the workflows in the Content subdirectory to manage Advanced Services custom resources, service blueprints, resource mappings, and resource actions.

Table 7. Content

Workflow

Description

Export content

Export Advanced Services components as a vCenter Orchestrator resource bundle.

Import content

Import Advanced Services components from a .zip file. You can also use the Import content workflow to transfer workflows from a .package file to a separate vCenter Orchestrator associated with your vCloud Automation Center.

For example, if you are running an external vCenter Orchestrator and an embedded vCenter Orchestrator, and both are configured for the same vCloud Automation Center host, you can run the import content workflow from the external vCenter Orchestrator to install workflows on the embedded instance.

Transfer content

Transfer Advanced Services components between vCloud Automation Center tenants.

Validate content

Ensures that all workflows required for imported Advanced Services components exist.

You can use the workflows in the Entitlements subdirectory to create and manage entitlements.

Table 8. Entitlements

Workflow

Description

Activate an entitlement

Activates an entitlement.

Assign catalog items to an entitlement

Assigns one or more catalog items to an entitlement. You can also use this workflow to assign an approval policy.

Assign resource actions to an entitlement

Assigns one or more resource actions to an entitlement. You can also use this workflow to assign an approval policy.

Assign immediate actions to an entitlement

Assigns one or more immediate actions to an entitlement. The immediate actions do not create requests.

Assign services to an entitlement

Assigns one or more services to an entitlement. You can also use this workflow to assign an approval policy.

Assign users and groups to an entitlement

Assigns one or more users or groups to an entitlement.

Create an entitlement

Creates an entitlement.

Deactivate an entitlement

Deactivates an entitlement.

You can use the workflows in the Services subdirectory to manage services.

Table 9. Services

Workflow

Description

Activate a service

Activates a service.

Assign catalog items to a service

Assigns one or more catalog items to a service.

Copy a service

Copies a service.

Create a service

Creates a service.

Deactivate a service

Deactivates a service.

Delete a service

Deletes a service.

You can use the workflows in the Tenants subdirectory to create and manage tenants.

Table 10. Tenants

Workflow

Description

Add administrators

Adds one or more tenant administrators and infrastructure administrators to a tenant.

Add an identity store to a tenant

Adds an identity store to a tenant of a vCloud Automation Center host. You can run this workflow only if you are a system administrator configuring a tenant.

Add an identity store to a vCAC host

Adds an identity store to a tenant that is configured as a vCloud Automation Center host. You can run this workflow only if you are a tenant administrator configuring an identity store for your tenant.

Create a tenant

Creates a tenant. You must select the vCloud Automation Center host added with the system administrator credentials.

Delete an identity store from a tenant

Deletes an identity store from a tenant of a vCloud Automation Center host. You can run this workflow only if you are a system administrator configuring a tenant.

Delete an identity store from a vCAC host

Deletes an identity store from a tenant that is configured as a vCloud Automation Center host. You can run this workflow only if you are a tenant administrator configuring identity stores for your tenant.

Delete a tenant

Deletes a tenant.

Remove administrators

Removes one or more tenant administrators and infrastructure administrators from a tenant.

Update an identity store for a tenant

Updates an existing identity store for a tenant of a vCloud Automation Center host. You can run this workflow only if you are a system administrator configuring a tenant.

Update an identity store for a vCAC host

Updates an identity store for a tenant that is configured as a vCloud Automation Center host. You can run this workflow only if you are a tenant administrator configuring identity stores for your tenant.

Update a tenant

Updates the name, description, and contact email address of an existing tenant.