The Orchestrator server requires a database in which to store data. To establish a connection with the database, you must configure the connection parameters.

Install a relational database management system (RDBMS) and create a new database for Orchestrator. You can also use the vCenter Server datasource. For more information about creating a new database for Orchestrator, see Orchestrator Database Setup. If you decide to use a separate database, configure the database for remote connection. For an example of configuring SQL Server Express for remote connection, see Configure SQL Server Express to Use with Orchestrator.