As part of our ongoing enhancements to VMwares Cloud Automation Services, today we introduce the capability to setup Serverless Extensibility (ABX) and vRealize Orchestrator Workflows (vRO) as Service Broker Content Sources.

Service Broker is thats part of Cloud Automation Services that are offered via SaaS. It is a curated catalog (or storefront) for infrastructure and services alike were end users can consume multi-cloud based content. If you are unfamiliar with it, I highly suggest you to review this blog post ( , my colleague Cody De Arkland outlines the basics the Service.

First, we need to download the new SaaS version of vRealize Orchestrator, if you currently use the version thats included with vRealize Automation or vSphere vRealize Orchestrators you will not be able to use those with Cloud Assembly.

From the Services Page, navigate toCloud Assembly Infrastructure Tab  Connections Integrations. Click the + Add Integration

Here you can see all the integration points to the platform, Click on vRealize Orchestrator

Click on the SaaS-Enabled-Orchestrator to download the OVA. Set it up on your vSphere environment.

Please note that you are also required to have a Cloud Proxy already setup in your environment.

Once the Orchestrator has been setup, navigate back to the Integrations screen and enter all of the details for your vRealize Orchestrator Instance. Verify that the Data Collection Completed Successfully.

Now you are ready to getstarted publishing vRealize Orchestrator Workflows in Service Broker.

Navigate to Administration and click on Content Sources. Click on NEW

Under type, select the vRealize Orchestrator Workflow, enter a name and a description. Under Workflows Click ADD and select the workflows you want to add to your catalog.Click Save & Import.

Navigate to Content Sharing and Search for your Project. Once selected click on Add Items. Select your vRO server and the Workflows you want to make available for that specific project.

Navigate back to the Catalog and find the workflows you want to execute!

Just like adding the vRealize Orchestrator content, adding a new source is extremely easy. We first need tonavigate to Cloud Assembly Extensibility  Library  Actionsand build some new actions. To learn more about how to build Action Based Extensibility (ABX) please read Cody De ArklandBlog post

For this sample, we are going to leverage an out of template that allow us to Tag a VM

Once the action is saved and configured, navigate to it and Click on Version at the bottom of the screen to create a new version of the Action. Click CREATE to build a new version.

Once is version, navigate to the Version History and click the RELEASE to publish the change to Service Broker

Once released, navigate toService Broker Administration Content Sources.Click NEW

Enter the details and validate it against the Source Project. Click on Save & Import

Navigate to Content Sharing and Search for your Project. Once selected click on Add Items. Select ABX Functions and the functions you want to make available for that specific project.

Navigate back to the Catalog and find the workflows you want to execute!

Cloud Automation Services provides a number of ways to interact across external platforms across multiple clouds. For users who are heavily invested in the vRealize Orchestrator platform; we provide the capability to consume vRO workflows. For something more Cloud Native; we offer Function as a Service via ABX. Theres a ton of great capabilities coming to extensibility within the Cloud Automation Services platform, and were barely scratching the surface!

Visit sign up for a 30 day trial of Cloud Automation Services today, and see how you can extend your Clouds!

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