Now that we have installed and configured NSX I think it’s time we connected it to vCAC. In version 6.1 there are some changes to the integration with NSX and vCAC. When I say changes I should say there are some great new changes. The integration now utilizes a vCO Plug-in that handles all the interactions between NSX and vCAC.
Benefits of vCO plug-in for NSX to vCAC integration
The benefits of the vCO plug-in are huge. These workflows that now exist in vCO are there for you to use in your own customization giving you the ability to interact with NSX in a custom way without having to code against it’s api. Personally I await the day for all integrations to be this way.
As most of you know the vCAC appliance has vCO built in and the built in vCO server already has the NSX plug-in installed for. If you want to use an external vCO you will have to deploy the plug-in to that appliance before trying to connect vCAC to NSX.
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Item 2 updated for vRA 7
vCO Endpoints are used by vCAC when vCAC needs to execute vCO workflows. These can be out of the box workflows such as the NSX workflows, or they can be workflows that you created and want vCAC to execute as part of a deployment state transitions such as during building machine, machine provisioned, machine destroyed or various other master workflow states. vCAC cannot execute these workflows without first having a vCO endpoint to which it can query and call to execute. vCAC can pass machine custom properties and other information through to vCO as part of the execution to parameterize the workflows.
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What is the cloud client you ask? The CloudClient is a verb based command-line utility aimed at simplifying interactions with multiple product api’s. The CloudClient also provides common security, exception handling, json, & CVS support. Currently vRealize Automation (vRA)( Formerly vCAC), Site Recovery Manager (SRM), & vRealize Orchestrator (vRO)(Formerly vCO).
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