To deploy the set of default plug-ins when the Orchestrator server starts, the Orchestrator system must authenticate against the LDAP server. You can specify the administrative credentials that Orchestrator uses with plug-ins, and enable or disable plug-ins on the Plug-ins tab.

If you change the Orchestrator database after configuring and installing the default plug-ins, you must click the Reset current version link on the Troubleshooting tab. This operation deletes the install_directory\app-server\server\vmo\plugins\_VSOPluginInstallationVersion.xml file, which holds the version of the plug-ins already installed, and forces plug-in reinstallation.

Set up an LDAP server and configure the Orchestrator LDAP settings.


Log in to the Orchestrator configuration interface as vmware.


Click Plug-ins.


Type the credentials for a user who is a member of the Orchestrator Administration group that you specified on the LDAP tab.

When the Orchestrator server starts, the system uses these credentials to set up the plug-ins. The system checks the enabled plug-ins and performs any necessary internal installations such as package import, policy run, script launch, and so on.


(Optional) To disable a plug-in, deselect the check box next to it.

This action does not remove the plug-in file.


Click Apply changes.

On the Plug-ins tab, the red triangle changes to a green circle to indicate that the component is now configured correctly. The first time the server boots, it installs the selected plug-ins.

You can configure the settings for Mail, SSH, and vCenter Server plug-ins.