One of our contributing authors, Sergio Sanchez, has just published a three-part video series on Developing your first VMware vCO Workflow. In this series, Sergio steps you through the process of creating a new workflow to power on a VM and send e-mail from scratch. A couple library actions, a decision box, scriptable tasks, and error handling will be used throughout the series. The actions taken during this video series will be common across nearly all custom workflow development you perform in the future so it serves as a great basis to get you started.

 

Concepts covered during the course of the series include:

 

Part 1

  • Create a workflow
  • Defne input parameters
  • Create the schema

 

Part 2

  • Bind workflow elements with input parameters and attributes

 

Part 3

  • JavaScript code for the scriptable task elements
  • Create the workflow presentation
  • Validate the workflow