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Configuring vRealize Orchestrator 5.5.x

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vRealize Orchestrator comes in 2 different flavors:

  1. vRealize Orchestrator comes embedded with vCenter server
  2. vRealize Orchestrator can be installed as an appliance

In both cases the installation and innitial setup are really straight forward so I don’t think this needs much explaining, but I will walk you through on how to configure vRO using the appliance, which in my eyes is the best option.

Once you have installed the appliance and have set the basic configuration you will need to make some more changes to make sure your VCO server knows which vCenter server it is supposed to be paired with.

So go ahead and open the configuration page:

  1. The first thing we have to do is to check the network settings:


2. Now check the authentication and modify where needed. Make sure you add your server to SSO and next make sure to add an administrators group as VRO admin.  This can be a vSphere.local group or an AD group.



3. You can test the Admin login in the next tab:


4. All successful so far? Great, let’s move on! Add your vCenter Server. Select ‘vCenter server’ and then click on ‘New vCenter Server Host’ . Fill in the details for your environment.


5. Go back to ‘Network’ and select ‘SSL Trust Manager’. Import the certificate from a URL. I imported both the certificate obtained from the /sdk link and from the normal link (without /sdk).


6. Add a license. The easiest way is to use the vCenter license:


7. If you haven’t installed the vRealize Orchestrator client yet now is the time to do so , because we need a workflow to be able to connect to AD. The username and password you need, are the username and password you have configured in step 2.



8. Select ‘Design’ once you are logged on


9. Open the workflows for Microsoft and browse to the workflow to ‘Configure Active Directory server’. Start the workflow.


10. Fill in the details to connect to your Domain Controller and select to use a ‘shared session’.


Completed this looks like this:



11. Add a mail server if you want to. You can use this mail server to send out notifcations about workflows executions.


11. Once that is done, restart the ‘configuration server’ and ‘Orchestrator server’. You can find both under ‘Startup Options’.


12. Go to the vSphere Webclient and add the VCO server. You will have to use the selection menu in the pic:


This completes the setup of vRealize Orchestrator.




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This entry was posted on December 29, 2015 by in Orchestrator, vRealize Ochestrator, vsphere 5.5 and tagged , .
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