The Opentracing and Wavefront extensions for vRealize Orchestrator provide tools for gathering data about your vRealize Orchestrator environment. You can use this data for troubleshooting the vRealize Orchestrator system and workflows.

Before you can configure vRealize Orchestrator to use the Opentracing and Wavefront extensions, you must enable them in the vRealize Orchestrator Appliance.


  • Verify that the vRealize Orchestrator Appliance SSH service is enabled. See Enable or Disable SSH Access to the vRealize Orchestrator Appliance.
  • If you have enabled previous versions of the Opentracing or Wavefront extensions, you must remove them before enabling the current version. For example if you have previously enabled version 8.1.0 of the Wavefront extension, you must run the rm /data/vco/usr/lib/vco/app-server/extensions/wavefront-8.1.0.jar command.


  1. Log in to the vRealize Orchestrator Appliance over SSH as root.
  2. To list all available extensions, run the ls /data/vco/usr/lib/vco/app-server/extensions/ command.
  3. Run the following command to enable the Opentracing extension:
    mv /data/vco/usr/lib/vco/app-server/extensions/opentracing-8.6.0.jar.inactive /data/vco/usr/lib/vco/app-server/extensions/opentracing-8.6.0.jar
  4. Run the following command to enable the Wavefront extension:
    mv /data/vco/usr/lib/vco/app-server/extensions/wavefront-8.6.0.jar.inactive /data/vco/usr/lib/vco/app-server/extensions/wavefront-8.6.0.jar
  5. Log in to the Control Center and confirm that the extensions appear in the Extension Properties page.

What to do next

Configure Opentracing and Wavefront integration with vRealize Orchestrator in the Extension Properties page. See Configure the Opentracing Extension and Configure the Wavefront Extension.