The vso.xml file defines how the Orchestrator server interacts with the plugged-in technology. You must include a reference to every type of object or operation to expose to Orchestrator in the vso.xml file.

Objects that you include in the vso.xml file appear as scripting objects in the Orchestrator scripting API, or as finder objects in the Orchestrator Inventory tab.

As part of the open architecture and standardized implementation of plug-ins, the vso.xml file must adhere to a standard format.

The following diagram shows the format of the vso.xml plug-in definition file and how the elements nest within each other.

Figure 1. Format of the vso.xml Plug-In Definition File

Architecture of the vso.xml mapping definition file.