You must begin the workflow development process by creating the workflow in the Orchestrator client.

For information about how to install and configure vCenter Server, see the vSphere Installation and Setup documentation. For information about how to configure Orchestrator, see Installing and Configuring VMware vCenter Orchestrator.

Verify that the following components are installed and configured on the system.

vCenter Server, controlling a resource pool that contains some virtual machines

The Workflow Examples folder in the workflows hierarchical list, that you created in Create the Simple Workflow Example.


From the drop-down menu in the Orchestrator client, select Design.


Select Workflows > Workflow Examples.


Right-click the Workflow Examples folder and select New workflow.


Name the new workflow Take a Snapshot of All Virtual Machines in a Resource Pool and click OK.

The workflow editor opens.


On the General tab of the workflow editor, click the version number digits to increment the version number.

For the initial creation of the workflow, set the version to 0.0.1.


Click the Server restart behavior value to set whether the workflow resumes after a server restart.


In the Description text box, type a description of what the workflow does.


Click Save at the bottom of the General tab.

You created the Take a Snapshot of All Virtual Machines in a Resource Pool workflow.

You must create a custom action.