Easy Workflow Creation
- Automate complex processes - Design and automate complex, customized workflows in just a few clicks.
- Pre-built workflow library - Take advantage of the extensive workflow library, which contains pre-built tasks that solve specific challenges and perform common administrative actions. Alternatively, use any of the third-party plug-ins from the VMware Solutions Exchange.
Robust Workflow Capabilities
- Scalable performance - Execute hundreds or thousands of concurrent workflows on single or distributed architectures.
- Straightforward version control - Manage change between different project stages by identifying the version history of any vCenter Orchestrator workflow. When necessary, roll back to previous packages or versions.
- Check-pointing - Perform server restarts—even for long-running processes—without losing workflow state and context thanks to integration with production-grade external databases that store vital details.
- Policy engine- Allow external events to launch appropriate workflows in response to infrastructure failures or state changes.
- REST API integration - Enable other applications to execute workflows using REST API.
- Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) - Sign and encrypt content that has been imported and exported between servers.
- Digital Rights Management (DRM) - Control how exported content might be viewed, edited and redistributed.
- Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) - Encrypt communications between the desktop client, the server and HTTPS access to the web front-end.
- Advanced access rights management - Control access to processes and the objects they manipulate.
Powerful Management Features
- Simple installation - Install with a production-ready virtual appliance or directly on Windows servers.
- Centralized access - Keep scripts and process-related primitives in a single location to ensure proper change control across the environment and to avoid releasing scripts without versioning.
- Cloud-ready integration - Automate virtually any task in your cloud thanks to 100 percent coverage of the vSphere® and vCloud Director® APIs. Integrate with other VMware solutions such as vCloud Director®, vCenter™ Update Manager™, vCenter™ Chargeback Manager™ and vCenter™ Configuration Manager™.
Open, Flexible Architecture
- Hundreds of out-of-the-box workflows - Accelerate and reduce the cost of IT service delivery across your organization.
- Third-party plug-ins - Access the latest plug-ins built by VMware and our partners on Vmware Cloud Management Marketplace.
- Custom plug-in development - Use the vCenter Orchestrator Plug-In Software Development Kit to create custom plug-ins to third-party management systems.