Chapter 1. Architectural Overview

In this first chapter, we will have a look at what Orchestrator actually does, where it fits into the VMware world, and how it can be used. We will cover the following topics in this chapter:

  • What is VMware Orchestrator?
  • Orchestrator plug-ins
  • Licensing
  • Compatibility and binaries
  • Additional sources for information

What is VMware Orchestrator?

VMware vRealize Orchestrator is the latest iteration of the Orchestrator product that VMware started shipping with vSphere 4.

Most users new to VMware have problems understanding how Orchestrator fits into the VMware landscape and what it can be used for. So, let's have a closer look at this. We will start with the history of Orchestrator, then look into its features, and finally, ...

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