You can automate management tasks in vSphere by running Orchestrator workflows directly on objects from the vSphere inventory.

Verify that you have at least one running Orchestrator server configured to work with the vCenter Server instance that is registered with your vSphere Web Client.

Verify that you have workflows associated with the vSphere inventory objects. See Associate Workflows with vSphere Inventory Object Types.

1

Click vCenter.

2

Under Inventory Lists, click an inventory category.

3

Right-click the object that you want to run the workflow on, and navigate to All vCenter Orchestrator Actions.

All available workflows that you can run on the selected inventory object are listed.

4

Click the workflow that you want to run.

5

Provide the required workflow parameters.

6

(Optional) Schedule the workflow to run at a specified time.

a

In the Task name text box, type the name of the scheduled task.

b

(Optional) In the Description text box, type a description of the scheduled task.

c

Schedule the date and time of the workflow run.

d

Specify the recurrence options.

7

Click Finish.