Publish vRealize Orchestrator OVF as a catalog offering in vRA 7.2


When I started with VMware vRealize Automation (vRA), one of the key items to learn is vRealize Orchestrator (aka vRO).   As with any new technology, I like to have a stand-alone environment to try things.

vRA does not support deploying OVF’s out of the box.  I wanted to make a catalog offering for vRO so I could try things over and over.  This exercise helped me learn vRA better as well as making vRO available for a few technicians who will be developing vRO workflows.  Here is a set of articles I used to create a catalog item.  Any questions, let me know at

Disclaimer, with any VMware product, their licensing can vary.  I encourage you to check with your VMware rep with any questions.


Steve Schofield