So now it is week 2 and you feel like you are getting familiar with the new vCloud Automation Center 6. Now you want to explore some advanced functionality of the product and build your own custom deployment workflows using design center. As you may remember in vCAC 5.2 VMware introduced a feature that allows you to call vCO workflows as part of a workflow stub in design center. This allows customers to leverage the vast partner network of plug-ins as well as any custom workflows they may have written. Since vCAC ships with vCO already built in, why not use that as your vCO endpoint with design center? Note: This is most likely for POC and evaluation purposes.
First off, you will need to have design center installed and configured. You can find the design center installer at the FQDN-of-your-vCAC-appliance:5480/installer for example https://vcac-l-01a.corp.local:5480/installer
Remember when configuring the design center you need to point it towards the Windows IaaS server not the appliance.
Now login to vCAC as an Infrastructure Admin and click the infrastructure tab, then endpoints and click new endpoint / Orchestration, vCenter Orchestrator
Enter the FQDN of the vCAC Appliance. Example: host:8281/vco like shown. Note: the /vco Also note that the credentials are email@example.com and the password you configured during the Identity appliance configuration.
Now open Design Center, load the Workflow Stub WFStubBuildingMachine and dig down to custom code, drag out an InvokevCOWorkflow Activity and clock browse
Your now working with the vCO embedded server that ships with the vCAC appliance! Enjoy! Special thanx to Alex Ciunciusky @alexbhp for the help with this one!