If you change the default network ports in the Orchestrator configuration interface, your changes are applied only on the Orchestrator server side. To connect to the server with the client, you must change the configuration of all Orchestrator client instances or connect to the server by using your Orchestrator server DNS name or IP address followed by the new lookup port number.

The main port to communicate with the Orchestrator server is the lookup port. The Orchestrator client discovers all other ports through this port. If you change the default lookup port value in the Orchestrator configuration interface after you install the Orchestrator client instances, you can add a vmo.properties configuration file for each Orchestrator client instance and define the new lookup port by adding the ch.dunes.net.jboss-server.port system property.


Log in as an administrator on the machine where the Orchestrator client is installed.


Navigate to the apps folder.



If you installed Orchestrator with the vCenter Server installer

Go to install_directory\VMware\Infrastructure\Orchestrator\apps.

If you installed the standalone version of Orchestrator

Go to install_directory\VMware\Orchestrator\apps.


In a text editor, create a file that contains the lookup port value.


Save the file as vmo.properties.


Repeat the procedure for every Orchestrator client instance.

You can connect to the Orchestrator server by using the Orchestrator client without adding the lookup port number to the Orchestrator server DNS name or IP address.