Vmware VRO (VCO) :How to design workflow [series1]

In this blog,  will cover the basic of VMware VCO.Installtion and configuration of VMware VCO can be done using vmware vRO guide.We will be covering more about:

  • VMware VCO overview
  • API
  • Basic WorkflowOnce a setup is deployed, When we connect to VMware vRO we get the below setup. We can login using vRo client.

Note: Default login and password for vRo (vcoadmin/vcoadmin)

vRo-screen1When we connect to VMware vRO, we get three options: Run, Design and Administrator.

In case for writing the workflow, we need to select Design Option. Once We select the Design option, we enable to write the workflow. Before we start with workflow, we need to understand API structure in vRo. For this we will writing a basic workflow and check the approach.

How to create a Workflow??

Connect to vRo ,and select the Design Mode, and perform below step to create a workflow.


Once we create the Workflow, we have following screen, which has lot of option, which we will discuss one by one in this series.


In vRo workflow, we get the tab of General,inputs,outputs,schema,Presentation,Workflow tokens,events,Permission. In this section, will give overview of each section. Later On we will use in-details.

General: As name mentioned, its cover all the general information, such as name,id,version,icon,any generic behavior,author signature,and attribute.

Inputs: Provide inputs to the workflow

Outputs: Any expected output from the workflow

Schema: It contains the workflow, where we create all the flow, such as loops,condition,action etc.

Presentation: When we execute the workflow, the front-end or steps comes to execute is controlled by presentation layer.

These are the main tabs, rest of tabs will be cover during the examples.