Orchestrator plug-ins must contain a standard set of components and conform to a standard file structure. For a plug-in to conform to the standard file structure, it must include specific folders and files.

To create an Orchestrator plug-in, you define how Orchestrator accesses and interacts with the objects in the plugged-in technology. And, you map all of the objects and functions of the plugged-in technology to corresponding Orchestrator objects and functions in the vso.xml file.

The vso.xml file must include a reference to every type of object or operation to expose to Orchestrator. Every object that the plug-in finds in the plugged-in technology must have a unique identifier that you provide. You define the object names in the finder elements and in the object elements in the vso.xml file.

A plug-in can be delivered as a standard Java archive file (JAR) or a ZIP file, but in either case, the file must be renamed with a .dar extension.

Note: You can use the Orchestrator Control Center to import a DAR file to the Orchestrator server.