markdjones82
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Expert

vCO vs Vcloud Automation Designer

All,

  I am researching VCAC and also have it partially working in my lab.  What I am trying to figure out is what exactly are the different use cases for vco vs designer.  Are they both used?  Is one replacing the other?  When would one be used as opposed to another?

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awjudge
Hot Shot
Hot Shot

I'm pretty sure the current thinking is that vCO should be used over Designer. VMware have done a lot of work in creating vCO workflows which do the heavy lifting in terms of customizing workflow stubs etc. Have a look under the 'Extensibility' folder in the vCAC workflows folder of vCO.

stvkpln
Virtuoso
Virtuoso

Unless there's a specific reason that would require the use of Designer, I believe the recommended practice going forward is going to be driven towards using vCO.

-Steve
Burke-
VMware Employee
VMware Employee

The answers here are correct, use vCO for the integrations. The old vCAC Designer is no longer the recommended tool for such integrations.

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markdjones82
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Expert

THanks all, that is what I figured, but I continued seeing information for it in the 6.1 documentation so I just wanted to be sure.

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chrisheartland
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Enthusiast

I just want to concur. I have 6.0.1 up and running without the use of designer whatsoever.

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