In vCAT 3 we described how we could leverage vCloud Director blocking tasks and notifications to extend vCloud Director with new capabilities and as part of the workflow examples document, provided the notification package as an implementation example leveraging vCenter Orchestrator rich library of workflows.
vCloud Director 5.1 introduced a new API extensions feature allowing a cloud provider to extend the vCloud API with developing services providing functionality not available in the vCloud API. These API extensions have been covered in details on Christopher Knowles’s theclouds.ca blog. Thomas Kraus wrote about implementing a specific service leveraging a vCenter Orchestrator workflow on his Cloud Actual blog.
Now it is my turn to release a tool to create custom services leveraging any vCenter Orchestrator workflow as a service operation. “vCloud Director Service Builder” is a wizard based workflow allowing to create new services and their operations in a few clicks.
In addition once a service operation has been started the included “vCloud Director workflow run” service allows managing the workflow life cycle.
Get vCloud Director Service Builder and the vCloud Director workflow run service and find out more information in the vCenter Orchestrator Communities.