Orchestrator consists of a server component and a client component. You can install the Orchestrator components on the machine on which vCenter Server is installed or on a separate machine. To improve performance, install the Orchestrator server component on a separate machine.

You can install the Orchestrator configuration server on 64-bit Windows machines only. The Orchestrator client can run on both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows machines.

To install Orchestrator, you must be either a local Administrator or a domain user that is a member of the Administrators group.


Each installation of the Orchestrator server has a unique certificate. To run remote workflows from one Orchestrator server over another Orchestrator server, ensure that you either replace the SSL keystore, or maintain separate SSL keypairs and use the trust manager. See Enable Orchestrator for Remote Workflow Execution.