The VMware vRealize® Orchestrator™ Plug-in for vRealize Automation™ integrates vRealize Orchestrator with vRealize Automation and vRealize Automation Cloud. With the plug-in, you can run vRealize Orchestrator workflows from your vRealize Automation or vRealize Automation Cloud instance. You can use the workflows that are provided with the plug-in to deploy and manage vRealize Automation and vRealize Automation Cloud resources.
Role of vRealize Orchestrator with the vRealize Automation plug-in
vRealize Orchestrator powers the vRealize Automation plug-in. You use the vRealize Orchestrator Client to run and create workflows and access the vRealize Automation plug-in API.
You can use either the embedded vRealize Orchestrator instance in your vRealize Automation deployment, or an external vRealize Orchestrator server.
Installing the vRealize Automation plug-in
Depending on your vRealize Orchestrator setup, you must either download and install the vRealize Automation plug-in yourself, or the plug-in might come preinstalled on your vRealize Automation environment.
|vRealize Orchestrator 8.5 deployment||vRealize Automation version||Out of the box plug-in availability||What to do|
|Embedded||vRealize Automation 8.5||Yes|
|vRealize Automation 8.5||No|
|Cloud extensibility proxy||vRealize Automation Cloud||No||
Using the default vRealize Automation plug-in workflows and actions
The vRealize Automation plug-in provides out-of-the-box workflows for common tasks, such as host configuration workflows and infrastructure workflows. For a full list of available workflows, navigate to in the vRealize Orchestrator Client.
The plug-in library also contains predefined actions that you can use to build you own custom workflows. To access these actions, navigate to, and start typing com.vmware.library.vra in the action search box.
Using the vRealize Automation plug-in inventory
The vRealize Orchestrator inventory supports objects for hosts, cloud accounts, cloud zones, projects, and other entities that are required as lookups for create/update workflows, such as tags, data collectors, regions, NSX-T and NSX-V cloud accounts.
To display all available inventory objects, navigate to vRealize Orchestrator Client.in the
Accessing the vRealize Automation plug-in API
In the vRealize Orchestrator API Explorer, click the VRA module in the left pane to expand the hierarchical list of vRealize Automation plug-in API scripting objects.
To access the API reference for your vRealize Automation version, go to https://vra-hostname/automation-ui/api-docs.
For up-to-date vRealize Automation API documentation, see the vRealize Automation 8.5 API Programming Guide.
For vRealize Orchestrator sample workflows that leverage the vRealize Automation plug-in REST client for extensibility migration, see vRealize Automation 8.5 Extensibility Migration Guide Samples.