VMware vRealize orchestrator package diff python tool

I have recently published a draft tool to provide a table-formated diff of two vRealize Orchestrator packages.

Project is available on GitHub project and will evolve in futur to support more package item’s types and to provide better information about differences.

Sample of output


Requirements: Python 3 and pip installed.


git clone https://github.com/lrivallain/vro-package-diff.git
cd vro-package-diff

(optionnal) Create python virtualenv:

virtualenv -p python3 --no-site-packages venv
. venv/bin/activate

Install required python packages:

pip install -r requirements.txt


python ./vro_package_diff.py packageA.package packageB.package


  • packageA.package : oldest package file
  • packageB.package : newest package file


Execution logs are saved in the diff.log file. The file is overwritten at each execution of the diff tool.