VMware vCenter Orchestrator Develop Workflows v5.1

3 Day Course

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Course Introduction (2 topics)

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

VMware vCenter Orchestrator Overview (2 topics)

  • Role of Orchestrator in the vSphere architecture
  • Orchestrator use-cases

vCenter Orchestrator Setup (2 topics)

  • Deployment strategies for vCenter Orchestrator
  • Using VMware® vCenter Orchestrator Appliance

Using the Orchestrator Client (3 topics)

  • Orchestrator content elements
  • Scheduling workflows
  • Browsing inventory objects

Development Concepts (5 topics)

  • Using the workflow editor GUI
  • Workflow schema elements
  • Information flow in workflows
  • Parameter binding
  • vCenter inventory structure

Basics of Workflow Development (5 topics)

  • Workflow design and development methodology
  • Configuration and resource elements
  • Types of workflows
  • Boxing library workflows
  • Creating loops within workflows

VMware vSphere® API from an Orchestrator Perspective (3 topics)

  • vSphere automation tools overview
  • vSphere API developer tools (Managed Object Browser, Onyx, and others)
  • Access vSphere API in Orchestrator workflows

Integrating Orchestrator (4 topics)

  • Orchestrator integration strategies
  • Interacting with external systems
  • Using vCenter Orchestrator plugins
  • Orchestrator integration in vSphere Web Client

Delivering Workflows (3 topics)

  • Documentation and version control of workflows
  • Synchronizing workflows among Orchestrator servers
  • Exporting and packaging workflows

Summary (2 topics)

  • Resources and references
  • Orchestrator adoption planning


Knowledge of VMware vSphere Ability to script or program in JavaScript, Powershell, Perl, Java, Python, or similar languages

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