.. Explore the power of vCenter Orchestrator!
Monday, 29 August 2011 03:00 Last Updated on Monday, 29 August 2011 03:42
In a previous article we demonstrated how vCenter Orchestrator can leverage the vCloud Director plug-in to automate tasks or create new functionality by combining them. These workflows are initiated by vCenter Orchestrator.
Now if you would like to have vCO triggering workflows based on vCloud Director events (For example an end user task started from the vCloud Director UI, a system event or a task started from the vCloud API) you will be able to leverage the vCloud Director 1.5 Messages feature (See details here). It allows vCloud Director to post events notification to an AMQP message broker.
Since VMware released the AMQP vCO plug-in it will be possible to consume these messages and act upon them. Additionally, since vCO has a large library of plug-in adapters it becomes a multipurpose vCloud Director extension.
Event notifications can be used to monitor tasks, update external databases, start an external process in any of the many systems that can be orchestrated by vCenter Orchestrator. This happens after the event has occurred.
vCloud Director tasks can also be configured to wait on a vCO workflow to complete and then to resume, abort gracefully or fail the task before it has a chance to start. This allows vCO to:
Basically the possibility are endless. You get the best of breed Cloud and Cloud Orchestration platform and integration.