Install vCloud Automation Center 6.0 plugin in vCenter Orchestrator

A few days ago i published a blog post about how you can “Add vCenter Orchestrator as a vCloud Automation Center¬†endpoint” which you can read here.
I used the vCenter Orchestrator (vCO) included in the vCloud Automation Center (vCAC) appliance which includes the vCAC vCO plugin.

If you want to add vCO as an vCAC endpoint when using either the vCO Appliance or the vCO Windows version you need to manually download and install the plugin. The vCAC plugin for vCO can be downloaded from the VMware vCenter Orchestrator Plug-ins Documentation web pages which you’ll find here.
When you select the vCloud Automation Center in the drop down meny you can see that there is no plugin available for vCAC 6.0, only for vCAC 5.1 and vCAC 5.2.

I have used the vCAC 5.2 plugin for vCAC 6.0 and it works great but what if you want to use the 6.0 plugin available in the vCO included in the vCAC 6.0 appliance.

The answer is pretty simple, just download the plugin from the appliance and import it to vCO. Follow the below step and you will be available to use the vCAC 6.0 vCO plugin.

  1. The plugin is located in the vCAC Appliance under the directory:
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  2. I downloaded the plugin using the following command on my MacBook:
    sftp root@vcac60b.vcdx56.com:/usr/lib/vco/app-server/plugins/o11nplugin-vcac.dar .
    vcac60b.vcdx56.com is the FQDN of my vCAC appliance.
  3. Log on to the vCO Orchestrator Configuration web interface, in my case https://vc-demo01.vcdx56.com:8283
  4. Click Plug-ins on the left hand side -> click the magnifier next to the line “Plug-in file:” below the installed Plug-ins.
  5. Select the plugin o11nplugin-vcac.dar and click “Upload and install”
  6. Restart the vCO Server via Startup Options (left hand side) -> Restart service
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  7. Verify the installation via the Plug-ins link on the left hand side.
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Start the vCO client and verify that the vCloud Automation Center folder (including Workflows) are available:
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