Please share your code at the Sample Exchange

Last week, I was leading discussions at a Technical session for VMware's internal TechSummit event in Toronto, Canada. During one of the discussions, we ended up on the topic of where and how we were storing workflows and packages we had developed. I was a bit surprised that people in the room had workflows and packages in GitHubreposbut weren't aware of some aspects of the Sample Exchange at the VMware Code site!

vRO Essentials Book Update for 7.x

Hello everyone! I've recently received news that there is some Errata update for the VMware vRealize Orchestrator Essentials book. The author has provided some updated material to reflect changes as a result of the GA of VMware vRealize Orchestrator 7.0. You can learn more about the updates here:

VMware Horizon vCenter Orchestrator Plug-in Released

Hello all you end user compute admins! If you've been waiting for a vCO plug-in for your Horizon environment, your wait is over. Join Aaron Black in this "Getting Started with vCenter Orchestrator Horizon Plug In" video. In order to get the plug-in, you must be licensed for Horizon 6.0 Enterprise. For a quick link to the download (login required at VMware's site), click Links -> Plug Ins, then scroll down to the "

VMware released new and updated vCO plug-ins

vCO has again been extended with a new plug-in an updates of existing plug-ins. VMware vCenter Orchestrator AWS 1.0 Plug-in (New) VMware vCenter Orchestrator Auto-Deploy 5.5.1 Plug-in (Updated) VMware vCenter Orchestrator Multi-Node 5.5.1 Plug-in (Updated) VMware vCenter Orchestrator AMQP 1.0.3 Plug-in (Updated) VMware vCenter Orchestrator PowerShell 1.0.4 Plug-in (Updated) VMware vCloud Automation Center 6.0.1 Plug-in (Updated) - released date April 25, 2014 (article updated to include this entry)

VMware announced vCenter Orchestrator 5.5

VMware announced vCenter Orchestrator 5.5 : a major release including a lot of important new features. No more excuses to not orchestrate ! And here is the list ! vSphere 5.5 integration vCenter Orchestrator is a component of vSphere 5.5. As such it is automatically installed and configured as part of the vCenter Windows based installation. vCO & vCenter are integrated using Single Sign On. In the vSphere 5.

Orchestrate NetApp OnCommand Workflow Automation (WFA)

Jeremy Goodrum from NetApp has released the NetApp OnCommand Workflow Automation (WFA) package for vCenter Orchestrator. Also included are a How-to video for using the OnCommand Workflow Automation package for vCenter Orchestrator and a solution video for creating new Multi-Tenant vCloud Director environment using WFA and vCenter Orchestrator. Find more about this here.

vCO on Facebook

The people working on vCenter Orchestrator have created a page for it on Facebook. If you have a facebook account you can visit the page and click on like.

VMware released vCenter Orchestrator 5.1 Update 1

VMware released vCenter Orchestrator 5.1.1 As part of the vCenter 5.1 update 1. I rarely cover these updates on the blog since they are mostly bug fixes. This one is different since it includes some long due functionalities. I did ask for some of these and the dev team did an awesome job implementing them ! vCenter Orchestrator 5.1 provided a lot of new great features at the workflow designer level and integration with the vSphere web client I have detailed in this article.

VMware vCenter Orchestrator 5.1 Quick Reference

Have you ever read the official vCenter Orchestrator documentation? If not, I strongly recommend you to check it out. On this page (, there is an information treasure of 7 (yes, seven!) guides, which are available in different formats, including mobi and epub, and contain information about every aspect of the Orchestrator configuration and interface. The only disadvantage of this amazing documentation set is the large number of pages, more than 500, which is the average size of a popular novel.

Time to get your hands on the most complete cloud orchestration

The VMware vCloud suite was made available a few hours ago. While most of its components have been bumped only by a dot one it supports a LOT of new features including two major items : The new vSphere Web client : The single pane of glass user interface on which you can extend functionality on your own by running your own custom workflows automating and integrating VMware and third party applications.