The OpenStack plug-in for vRealize Automation allows the integration of vRealize Automation and OpenStack through vRealize Orchestrator workflows. vRealize Automation uses these workflows to deploy and delete OpenStack Heat stacks.

OpenStack Heat is the main project in the OpenStack Orchestration program. It implements an orchestration engine to launch multiple composite cloud applications based on templates in the form of text files that can be treated like code. The mission of the OpenStack Orchestration program is to create a service for managing the entire life cycle of infrastructure and applications within OpenStack clouds.

You can use the OpenStack plug-in to run multiple workflows.


Using the OpenStack Plug-In for vRealize Automation with other OpenStack distributions, different from VMware Integrated OpenStack is possible but is not supported.

The following table shows the VMware product compatibility for the OpenStack plug-in for vRealize Automation.


Compatible versions

vRealize Automation

7.2.x, 7.3.x

VMware Integrated OpenStack

3.1, 4.0


The OpenStack Plug-In supports GlanceV2 API for all workflows, except the deploy an image workflow that is still using GlanceV1 API .