Batch workflows populate configuration elements or run workflows on a selected vCenter Server object.

You can access the batch workflows from Library > vCenter > Batch in the Workflows view of the Orchestrator client.

Fill batch configuration elements

Populates the configuration elements that the Run a workflow on a selection of objects workflow uses. Performs the following tasks:

  • Resets the BatchObject and BatchAction configuration elements.

  • Fills the BatchObject configuration element with all of the workflows that have only one input parameter.

  • Fills the BatchAction configuration element with all of the actions that have no input parameters or one input parameter and that have an array as the returnType.

Run a workflow on a selection of objects

Runs a workflow on a selection of vCenter Server objects, taking one action as input. This is the action that retrieves the list of objects on which to run the workflow. To return the objects without running the selected workflow, run the workflow in simulation mode.