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VMware vCenter Orchestrator Plug-In for vCloud Automation Center 5.2 Release Notes

VMware vCenter Orchestrator Plug-In for vCloud Automation Center 5.2 | 10 October 2013 | Build 338

VMware vCenter Orchestrator 5.5 | 22 September 2013 | Build 1281930

VMware vCloud Automation Center 5.2 | 30 May 2013 | Build 5.2.3.349

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Introduction to VMware vCenter Orchestrator Plug-In for vCloud Automation Center

The VMware vCenter Orchestrator vCloud Automation Center plug-in allows organizations to automate operations on vCloud Automation Center model entities. The plug-in provides access and can control any vCloud Automation Center system. You can use the plug-in to integrate your existing business logic and models with an arbitrary vCloud Automation Center server. You can add a vCloud Automation Center as a policy-based, declarative multi-hypervisor, provisioning functionality to an existing top level service catalog portal. In addition, you can use the vCloud Automation Center plug-in policies to decide, where to place a workload when a scale out is needed based on bad performance triggered by vCenter Operations.

The vCloud Automation Center plug-in enables workflow designers to include create, read, update, and delete operations for an arbitrary vCloud Automation Center model entity in any entity set. In addition, the plug-in provides the capability to dynamically connect to a vCloud Automation Center system and provision a virtual machine from a vCloud Automation Center blueprint.

The VMware vCenter Orchestrator Plug-In for vCloud Automation Center 5.2 release runs on VMware vCenter Orchestrator 5.1 and 5.5. For instructions about installing and configuring the plug-in, see Using the vCenter Orchestrator Plug-In for vCloud Automation Center 5.2.

For information about vCenter Orchestrator and vCenter Orchestrator plug-ins, see:

What's New in vCenter Orchestrator Plug-In for vCloud Automation Center 5.2

This release of the vCenter Orchestrator Plug-In for vCloud Automation Center fixes several issues and introduces the following new functionalities:

  • Ability to provision machines from VMware vCloud Director.
  • New inventory objects - Management Endpoints and Credentials.
  • Support for SSL connections.
  • A new getEntity() method for inventory objects, which lets plug-in developers convert inventory objects to entities and pass them to CRUD workflows.
  • A new input parameter of the Add a vCAC Host workflow, which allows you to choose whether to import SSL cerificates automatically.
  • A new workflow for tracking machine provisioning.
  • Ability to filter entities based on the OData uri convention - $filter, $orderby, $select, $top, $skip.
  • Server.findAll(type, query) now can be applied for connections and inventory types.

Resolved Issues

This release resolves the following issues:

  • Issues with expanding a Reservation link of type HostMachine.
  • Issues with identifying inventory objects by string instead of Guid.
  • Issues with creating objects with properties of type BigDecimal.
  • readModelEntitiesByCustomFilter fails when one of the object properties is of type boolean.
  • Issues with creating objects with properties of type LocalDateTime.
  • Issues with retrieving object properties of type Guid.

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