VMware vCenter Orchestrator is an IT Process Automation engine that helps automate your cloud and integrate the VMware vCloud Suite with the rest of your management systems. Orchestration saves time, removes manual errors, reduces operating expenses, and simplifies IT management. VMware vCenter Orchestrator allows administrators and architects to develop complex automation tasks within the workflow designer, then quickly access and launch workflows directly from within the vSphere Client or via various triggering mechanisms.
- Provides a user-friendly designer to customize workflows based on your business processes and needs.
- Launch complex workflows directly from the vSphere Web client.
- Install with a production ready virtual appliance or directly on Windows server.
- Includes vast libraries of pre-defined workflows and many additional VMware and 3rd party plug-ins that can be downloaded from the VMware Solutions Exchange.
Automate Complex Workflows
The workflow engine is delivered as a production-ready virtual appliance and the workflow itself is now accessible directly from within the vSphere Client, allowing you to quickly integrate vSphere with other VMware solutions such as vCloud Director, vCenter Update Manager, vCenter Chargeback Manager, and vCenter Configuration Manager. The newly designed user interface is configurable to support the business needs and provides a workflow designer to help administrators and architects quickly standardize repeated tasks and actions. Partners and customers alike can also leverage the vCenter Orchestrator Plug-In Software Development Kit to quickly create plug-ins to management systems for IT Service Management, IP Address Managements, Storage Management, Load Balancing and other systems.
Integration with vSphere Web Client
The newly redesigned vSphere Web Client allows IT administrators and operators to launch pre-built and custom workflows from a single UI, thereby simplifying operations. Additionally, users can leverage the vCenter Orchestrator REST API from their other applications to execute workflows.
Develop Workflows with Workflow Designer
With an easy-to-use interface and the ability to develop workflows with a few short clicks users can:
- Easily drag and drop actions and workflows to automate complex processes.
- Accelerate IT operations by using pre-built workflows to automate tasks and actions.
Install as Virtual Appliance
vCenter Orchestrator also installs as a virtual appliance and is pre-configured and ready-to-use in minutes. The virtual appliance significantly reduces the time and skill required to deploy vCenter Orchestrator and provides a low-cost alternative to the traditional Windows-based installation.
Connect with an Open and Flexible Plug-in Architecture
Utilize plug-ins and workflows published on VMware Solution Exchange, a community of extensible solutions plug-ins, to connect to multiple VMware and 3 rdparty applications.
Through an open and flexible plug-in architecture, VMware vCenter Orchestrator allows you to automate server provisioning and operational tasks across both VMware and third-party applications, such as service desks, change management and asset management systems.
These plug-ins provide hundreds of out-of-the-box workflows to help you both accelerate and dramatically reduce the cost of delivering IT services across your organization.
In addition to plug-ins included with the vCenter Orchestrator, the latest plug-ins can be found on the VMware Solutions Exchange.
Partners can also leverage the vCenter Orchestrator Plug-In Software Development Kit to quickly create custom plug-ins to their management systems.