To deploy the set of default plug-ins when the Orchestrator server starts, the Orchestrator system must authenticate against an LDAP or vCenter Single Sign On server. You first specify the administrative credentials that Orchestrator uses with the plug-ins, and enable or disable plug-ins.

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 contains information about the version of the plug-ins already installed, and forces plug-in reinstallation.

Set up an LDAP or vCenter Single Sign On server and configure the Orchestrator authentication 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 administrators group that you specified on the Authentication 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.

The first time the server starts, it installs the selected plug-ins.

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