If you are using vCloud Automation Center workflows to call vCenter Orchestrator workflows, you must configure the vCenter Orchestrator instance or server as an endpoint.

You can associate a vCenter Orchestrator endpoint with a multi-machine blueprint to make sure that all of the vCenter Orchestrator workflows for machines provisioned from that blueprint are run using that endpoint.

vCloud Automation Center by default includes an embedded vCenter Orchestrator instance. It is recommended that you use this as your vCenter Orchestrator endpoint for running vCloud Automation Center workflows in a test environment or creating a proof of concept . For more information about managing the embedded vCenter Orchestrator instance, see Advanced Service Design.

You can also install a plug-in on an external vCenter Orchestrator server.

It is recommended that you use this vCenter Orchestrator endpoint for running vCloud Automation Center workflows in a production environment.

To install the plug-in, see the README available with the plug-in installer file from the VMware product download site at http://vmware.com/web/vmware/downloads under the vCloud Networking and Security or NSX links.