In this chapter, we are going to explore the REST API and show you how it pertains to vRealize Automation. We will use vRealize Orchestrator to leverage the APIs within vRA to perform additional, customized automation.
In the previous chapter, we introduced vRealize Automation Application Services and showed how it allows us to provide applications and services to end users through a web portal. Now that we have these foundations and understandings in place, we can introduce another layer of complexity to our vRA universe. Take a look at the highlighted component of the following diagram to see where the REST API fits in:
In this chapter, we will discuss the following topics: