Posted by: kurtsh | October 28, 2011

BETA: System Center 2012 Orchestrator Integration Pack for VMware vSphere Release Candidate


It’s here – and it’s spectacular.  It’s the System Center Orchestrator Integration Pack for VMware vSphere. (Release Candidate)

Do you have VMware vSphere?  Wanna execute workflows against it using Orchestrator’s automation engine?  Now it’s a piece of cake using the Integration Pack for VMware vSphere.

imageThe Integration Pack for VMware vSphere is an add-on for System Center 2012 Orchestrator that enables you to connect System Center Orchestrator to your VMware vSphere server to automate actions in VMware vSphere to enable full management of the virtualized computing infrastructure.

Feature Summary
The Integration Pack includes the following activities:

  • Add Network Adapter
  • Add VM Disk
  • Clone Linux VM
  • Clone Windows VM
  • Create VM
  • Customize VM
  • Delete VM
  • Get Cluster Properties
  • Get Datastore Capacity
  • Get Hosts
  • Get Resource Pool Runtime Info
  • Get Resource Pools
  • Get VM List
  • Get VM Properties
  • Get VM Status
  • Migrate VM
  • Move VM
  • Reconfigure VM
  • Reset VM
  • Revert VM Snapshot
  • Set Guest Info Variables
  • Set VM CD/DVD to ISO Image
  • Set VM Networks
  • Start VM
  • Stop VM
  • Suspend VM
  • Take VM Snapshot
  • Maintenance Mode
  • Get Host Properties
  • Get Host Datastores

This integration pack includes the following features:

  • The Get Hosts activity now returns, in the published data, the state of the Host in the cluster, such as running or maintenance mode.
  • The Clone VM activity now does not show the datastore or hosts in object’s subscription list which aren’t available. Previously all datastores / hosts were returned, now only the available ones are returned.
  • New timeout field added to the options menu for all VMware vSphere activities. If no value is given, this will default to 100 seconds.
  • Support added for ESX 4.1 and as a result adding support for Windows 7 Guest Operating Systems as well as other operating systems, as below:
    • The 32-bit and 64-bit editions of Windows 7
    • The 64-bit edition of Windows Server 2008 R2
    • The 32-bit and 64-bit editions of Windows


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