You provide a workflow name and description, define attributes and certain aspects of workflow behavior, set the version number, and verify the signature, in the General tab in the workflow editor.


Open a workflow for editing in the workflow editor.


  1. Click the General tab in the workflow editor.
  2. Click the Version digits to set a version number for the workflow.
    The Version Comment dialog box opens.
  3. Type a comment for this version of the workflow and click OK.
    For example, type Initial creation if you just created the workflow.
    A new version of the workflow is created. You can later revert the state of the workflow to this version.
  4. Define how the workflow behaves if the Orchestrator server restarts by setting the Server restart behavior value.
    • Leave the default value of Resume workflow run to make the workflow resume at the point at which its run was interrupted when the server stopped.
    • Click Resume workflow run and select Do not resume workflow run (set as FAILED) to prevent the workflow from restarting if the Orchestrator server restarts.
    Prevent the workflow from restarting if the workflow depends on the environment in which it runs. For example, if a workflow requires a specific vCenter Server and you reconfigure Orchestrator to connect to a different vCenter Server, restarting the workflow after you restart the Orchestrator server causes the workflow to fail.
  5. Type a detailed description of the workflow in the Description text box.
  6. Click Save at the bottom of the workflow editor.
    A green message at the bottom left of the workflow editor confirms that you saved your changes.


You defined aspects of the workflow behavior, set the version, and defined the operations that users can perform on the workflow.

What to do next

You must define the workflow attributes and parameters.