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VMware vRealize Orchestrator Essentials by Daniel Langenhan

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Scheduling workflows

One of the cool functions of Orchestrator that helps a lot of admins is the possibility to schedule workflows for a later run. Just imagine the following scenario. You need to power off a VM at midnight for a scheduled outage time and then make sure that it's up again by 8:00 a.m. You can remotely log in if you have the possibility, or you have to stay in the office until then. Using Orchestrator, you can simply schedule these jobs. After you learn to build your own workflows, you can not only do simple jobs of running a library workflow, but also combining them. We will delve into this in the next chapter.

You can schedule workflows using the Orchestrator client or the vSphere Web Client. We will show how to do it both ways. ...

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