The Orchestrator Web Configuration tool is installed silently with vCenter Server or when you install Orchestrator standalone. To use the tool, you must first start the Orchestrator Configuration Service.

You can use the Orchestrator Web Configuration tool to configure the components that are related to the Orchestrator engine, such as network, database, server certificate, and so on. The correct configuration of these components ensures the proper functioning of the applications running on the Orchestrator platform.

When you install Orchestrator 5.1 together with vCenter Server 5.1, Orchestrator is automatically configured to work. You must start the Orchestrator server service and then start the Orchestrator client. Any user from the vCenter Server administrator group that you have provided during the vCenter Server installation, is an Orchestrator administrator. You can modify the configuration settings if your organization requires that. For instructions about how to start the Orchestrator Server service, see Start the Orchestrator Configuration Service and Start the Orchestrator Server. For more information about starting the Orchestrator client and using it, see Using the VMware vCenter Orchestrator Client.

To use Orchestrator through the vSphere Web Client, you must configure Orchestrator to work with the same vCenter Single Sign-On instance to which both vSphere Web Client and vCenter Server are pointing. You must also ensure that Orchestrator is registered as a vCenter Server extension. You register Orchestrator as a vCenter Server extension when you specify a user (by providing the user name and password), who has the privileges to manage vCenter Server extensions. For more information, see Configure the vCenter Server 5.1 Plug-In.

When you install Orchestrator 5.1 standalone, Orchestrator is not configured, and you must configure the Orchestrator settings manually. Perform all of the configuration steps to have the Orchestrator server configured correctly.


When you configure Orchestrator, you must make sure that the clocks of the Orchestrator server machine and the Orchestrator client machine are synchronized.