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Orchestrator and vCD

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If Orchestrator is currently your platform for orchestration and integration, and you want to implement vCD, how do Orchestrator and vCD integrate?  Is orchestrator the right tool to use for integration if you are going to use vCD for provisioning VMs from a front end web-portal?

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cdecanini_
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Technically you can integrate with vCD API using REST, SDKs, Orchestrator and PowerCLI.

For South band integration (blocking tasks, notification, API extensibility) any client iterfacing with rabbitMQ would work but a lot of the mechanism of this integration is available in this package : vCloud Director 5.1/5.5 blocking tasks and notification package using AMQP

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Naumishe
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There is plugin for intergation vCD to Orchestrator.

VMware vCenter Orchestrator Plug-In for vCloud Director 5.5 Release Notes

mcfadyenj
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theres is actually a bunch of vCD plugins. Make sure you get the latest for the version of vCD you're running as there were quite a few bugs when I was using the earlier versions.

TheVMinator
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OK thanks for the input.  If you weren't using Orchestrator to do the back end work to integrate vCD with other components of the environment, what would you be using?  Other than something like EMC Vipr,  Are there any other viable options that VMware creates for doing this?  Is Orchestrator still the standard to use with vCD in the same way it is with VCAC/vRA?

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cdecanini_
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Technically you can integrate with vCD API using REST, SDKs, Orchestrator and PowerCLI.

For South band integration (blocking tasks, notification, API extensibility) any client iterfacing with rabbitMQ would work but a lot of the mechanism of this integration is available in this package : vCloud Director 5.1/5.5 blocking tasks and notification package using AMQP

If my answer resolved or helped you, please mark it as Correct or Helpful to award points. Thank you! Visit http://www.vcoteam.info & http://blogs.vmware.com/orchestrator for vCenter Orchestrator tips and tutorials - @vCOTeam on Twitter

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TheVMinator
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ok thanks!

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