vCO Custom Workflow Icons

While at VMworld Europe 2014 I noticed in some of the slides in a vCO session that the presenter was using some icons for workflows that did not appear to be standard. I was quite curious how to do this, but couldn’t find much information about it until I stumbled on the below training video.

If you don’t want to watch the video, here’s how to do it.

  1. Get your images into vCO


  • GIF
  • JPEG
  • PNG

Not supported:

  • BMP
  • TIFF

Navigate to the Resources tab and you will probably want to create a folder to store them in.


Then Import Resources



Fill up the folder with the rest of the icons that you need.


  1. Update the Workflows with the Custom Icon

Navigate to the workflow you wish to set a Custom Icon for and edit it. On the General tab select the button for the Workflow icon.

The dialogue box will let you select from within Resources with a handy search box to find what you need:

The workflow is updated with the custom icon.

OK, you can’t really see much of a benefit here. The difference appears when you embed your custom icon workflows into a parent workflow, which can now look something like this:



Pretty cool I think; I could have so much fun with this :-)