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EMC released a Compute as a Service white paper documenting design considerations leveraging vCenter Orchestrator and its vCloud Director, AMQP and REST plug-in

With these components EMC created a workflow running the following operations:

  • Provision storage from EMC Symmetrix VMAX or EMC VNX based on the vCenter High Availability cluster.
  • Create the datastore.
  • Create the provider virtual datacenter.
  • Create the organization virtual datacenter within the provider virtual datacenter.
  • Create the catalog on the organization datacenter

The whitepaper shows the workflow design, a simple custom web portal to start it and the workflow execution record.

For more information check the EMC Compute as a Service white paper. vCenter Orchestrator is covered from page 27 to page 34.