vCenter Orchestrator plug-in for vCenter Update Manager is also GA. This plug-in integrates Orchestrator's robust workflow automation platform with patch management framework provided by vCenter Update Manager. With this new plug-in, IT administrators can automate tasks such as scanning and remediation of ESX/ESXi hosts, virtual machines and appliances against established baselines. It also allows patching and upgrading ESX/ESXi hosts, as well as installation of third-party modules in ESX, to ensure compliance against the baselines. In addition to ESX/ESXi patch management, the plug-in also supports virtual machine operations such as the upgrade of VMware Tools and virtual hardware.
Here's screenshot showing the workflows available in this new vCenter Update Manager plug-in:
- Release notes
- Download page
- Documentation e.g. VMware vCenter Orchestrator Plug-In for VMware vCenter Update Manager User's Guide.
- vCO Plug-ins Community