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If you have an investment in PowerShell cmdlets such as VMware vSphere PowerCLI but also snapins from other vendors the VMware vCenter Orchestrator plug-in for Microsoft Windows PowerShell can help you to integrate these as part of workflows steps in vCenter Orchestrator.

Citing the release notes:

The plug-in offers many capabilities to workflow developers, such as:

  • Invoking unmodified scripts by copying and pasting them into workflows
  • Invoking external scripts and passing workflow parameters as script inputs
  • Generating a new Orchestrator action from a PowerShell script
  • Generating a new Orchestrator action for a PowerCLI cmdlet
  • Browsing snap-ins and their associated cmdlets in the Orchestrator workflow editor
  • Invoking scripts from the Orchestrator JavaScript API
  • Converting vCenter Server objects in Orchestrator workflows to PowerShell objects and the reverse

The VMware vCenter Orchestrator plug-in for Microsoft Windows PowerShell 1.0 release runs on VMware vCenter Orchestrator 4.2. The plug-in is compatible with Windows PowerShell 1.0 and 2.0, and requires WinRM 2.0 or OpenSSH

For more information please check the VMware vCenter Orchestrator Plug-In for Microsoft Windows PowerShell: release notes, documentation and download