The current release of vCAT features a few different workflow examples for use with vCenter Orchestrator. Those examples were based on the needs of VMware and various client projects we had worked on.
In considering what to include as examples, we had to be sure that we could make the processes generic enough to fit into any organization’s environment. The three released examples are:
- Notifications Package (com.vmware.coe.vcd51.notifications.package) – offers a number of sample approval workflows around vApp Lifecycle blocking tasks
- Import Package (com.vmware.coe.vcd51.import.vcenterVMs.package) – provides a simplified way of performing mass imports of Virtual Machines from vCenter into vCloud Director
- vCloud vApp Provisioning (com.vmware.coe.vcd51.vapp.customdeploy.package) – provides an example for custom deployment of vCloud vApps allowing for options not available in the vCloud Director UI
Each of the examples above may be used as they are but are commonly used as starting points to larger custom projects around vCloud Director.
We want to hear your ideas on how to make the above packages better as well as ideas for new packages. Please post your ideas as comments to the vCAT Workflow Examples document post in the communities here: http://communities.vmware.com/docs/DOC-20230