You can customize the options displayed to users of the Orchestrator client by using the User preferences tool.

Your preferences are saved on the client side in the vmware-vmo.cfg file.

To set preferences, select Tools > User preferences in the Orchestrator client toolbar.

From the User preferences tool you can change the following preferences.

General Preferences

Table 1. Orchestrator Client Customization Options



Auto-edit new inserted

The new elements that you add open in an editor.

Script compilation delay [ms]

The frequency of the background task that compiles the scripts and reports errors in edit mode in milliseconds.

Show decision scripts

The option enables you to see the decision script of the implemented decision functions.

Delete non empty folder permitted

The option enables you to delete a folder together with its subfolders and contents.

Size of run logs (number of lines)

The maximum number of lines in the system log that Orchestrator displays when you select a workflow run in the Orchestrator client and click

Logs on the Schema tab.

The value must be greater than 0.

Server log fetch limit

The maximum number of lines in the server logs that Orchestrator fetches from the database and displays when you click any of the Events tabs in the Orchestrator client.

The value must be greater than 0.

Finder maximum size

The maximum number of results that the searches return when you search for elements such as actions or workflows.

The value must be greater than 0.

Check usage when deleting an element (slow)

Orchestrator checks whether the element you are trying to delete is referenced by other elements. If the element is used by another workflow, policy, or action, a warning message appears.

Check OGNL expression

Orchestrator validates the OGNL expressions in the workflow presentations.

Workflows Preferences

Table 2. Workflow Editor Customization Options



Check task/decision IN/OUT parameters

Orchestrator checks whether the input and output parameters of an activity are correctly bound to the corresponding input or output attribute of the workflow.

Check error in task's scripts

Orchestrator validates the script in scriptable task elements.

Check workflow termination

Orchestrator checks whether each terminal transition of a workflow with different possible outcomes is connected to an End Workflow schema element.

Check unreachable items

Orchestrator checks whether all activities are reachable.

Check unused workflow's parameters/attributes

Orchestrator checks whether all parameters and attributes of a workflow are used.

Check for unknown types within plug-ins

Orchestrator checks whether all parameters and attributes of a workflow are of a known type.

Check for legacy actions scripting calls

Orchestrator detects legacy actions calls and displays a warning message.

Use direct lines as workflow diagram links

The connector tool uses direct lines to link the workflow schema elements.

Display workflows in a tree view

The workflow selector displays a hierarchical tree viewer instead of the default list panel.

Edit workflow items in a pop-up window

Orchestrator opens a pop-up window in which you can edit the workflow items.

Display grid in the schema editor

Orchestrator displays a grid in the schema editor.

Validate a workflow before running it

Orchestrator validates each workflow before running it.

Validate a workflow before saving it

Orchestrator validates each workflow before saving it.

Increase the workflow version when clicking save and close

Orchestrator increases the workflow version when clicking save and close.

Pop up a workflow user interaction form

Orchestrator pops up a workflow user interaction form.

Inventory Preferences

You can select the Use contextual menu in inventory option to display the workflows that are available for an inventory object. After the option is enabled, when you right-click an object in the Orchestrator inventory, all workflows applicable to the selected object type are displayed.

Script Editor Preferences

You can customize the scripting engine. For example, you can disable automatic completion of lines, highlight selected lines and brackets, and change the options for default color code formatting.