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VMware vCenter Orchestrator: Develop Workflows (Version 5.1) (VCODW)

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Course Overview

For the VMware Cloud infrastructure, vCenter Orchestrator is the most important tool to master in order to design and manage intelligent workflows supporting IT Process Automation. This hands-on training course explores the use of VMware® vCenter™ Orchestrator™ for the automation of IT processes, both physical and virtual.

Who should attend

This course is intended fro the following audiences:

  • Experienced VMware administrators
  • Automation and orchestration specialists
  • System integrators
  • Private and public cloud administrators

Class Prerequisites

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

What You Will Learn

Objectives include:

  • Run the Orchestrator platform
  • Use the Orchestrator client to import and run library workflows
  • Develop and run custom parameterized workflows
  • Design and develop reusable workflows
  • Use VMware vSphere® API to automate various VMware® vCenter™ tasks
  • Integrate Orchestrator into VMware vSphere® Web Client
  • Integrate Orchestrator with external systems using plugins
  • Document workflows
  • Apply version control to workflows
  • Export and package workflows

Outline: VMware vCenter Orchestrator: Develop Workflows (Version 5.1) (VCODW)

Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

VMware vCenter Orchestrator Overview

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

vCenter Orchestrator Setup

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

Using the Orchestrator Client

  • Orchestrator content elements
  • Scheduling workflows
  • Browsing inventory objects

Development Concepts

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

Basics of Workflow Development

  • 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

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

Integrating Orchestrator

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

Delivering Workflows

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


  • Resources and references
  • Orchestrator adoption planning
  • Next steps
Classroom Training

Duration 3 days

  • United States: US$ 2,695
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Online Training

Duration 3 days

  • United States: US$ 2,695
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