Published: Wednesday, 11 September 2013 22:18
Written by Zack Kielich
A vCO workflow wrapper is a set of workflow tasks that are added at the beginning of a workflow in order to take string values and look up a more complex data type or pre-defining inputs using attributes. You may have done these in the past already in vCO. Some examples would be finding a virtual machine by name or finding an Active Directory user by email address.
If you're running the vCO workflow from within the vCO client or vSphere web client, you probably don't need to worry about this as both of those tools understand the complex data types that come with plugins. On the other hand, if you're calling the vCO workflow from a tool like vCAC, it becomes extremely important to make it so that the vCO workflows only require strings as inputs--meaning that you need to add a vCO workflow wrapper to convert these string values to their more complex data types.