You can install the Orchestrator server as a service from the Startup Options tab of the Orchestrator configuration interface. When you do this, you can start, stop, and restart the service from the Orchestrator configuration interface. This process is reversible, as you always have the choice of using the Uninstall vCO server from service option.

If you installed Orchestrator silently with vCenter Server, verify that your system has at least 4GB of RAM and that the database is running on a dedicated server. The Orchestrator server might not start if your system does not meet this requirement.

If you installed Orchestrator standalone, verify that your system has at least 2GB of RAM. The Orchestrator server might not start if your system does not meet this requirement.

All of the status indicators must display a green circle. You cannot start the Orchestrator server if any of the components is not configured properly.

1

Log in to the Orchestrator configuration interface as vmware.

2

Click Startup Options.

3

Click Install vCO server as service.

The Orchestrator server is installed as a Windows service.

4

Click Start service.

The Orchestrator server status appears as Service is starting. The first boot can take 5-10 minutes because it is installing the Orchestrator plug-ins content in the database tables.

A message states that the service is started successfully. The Orchestrator server status appears at the bottom of each configuration tab, and is one of the following:

Running

Not available

Stopped

To see the Orchestrator server status, update the page by clicking the Refresh link.

You can save and export the Orchestrator configuration file so that it can be imported later if needed. See Export the Orchestrator Configuration.