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Introduction to the VMware vCenter Orchestrator HTTP-REST Plug-In
The VMware vCenter Orchestrator HTTP-REST plug-in allows organizations to integrate their cloud provisioning and operations use cases with systems that offer Web services. Provisioning a virtual machine or requesting a cloud-hosted IT service, often is part of a larger IT process that includes various management systems, such as service desk, change management, IP address management, CMDB, or configuration management. With the HTTP-REST plug-in, organizations can integrate vSphere and vCloud Director into automated processes that use third-party-system REST APIs.
In addition to HTTP methods such as GET, POST, PUT, and DELETE, the plug-in offers dynamic querying of target URIs directly from the Orchestrator client. This enables workflow developers to create workflows in just a few clicks and hide the complexity of the underlying API.
The HTTP-REST plug-in supports multiple authentication methods to enable secure integration with virtually any application that exposes a REST API.
The VMware vCenter Orchestrator HTTP-REST Plug-In 1.0 release runs on VMware vCenter Orchestrator 4.1 and the subsequent update releases. For instructions about installing and configuring the plug-in, see Using the vCenter Orchestrator HTTP-REST Plug-In 1.0.x.
The following issues are known limitations in the VMware vCenter Orchestrator HTTP-REST Plug-In 1.0 release: