You can set up Orchestrator so that you can use the vSphere Web Client to log in to Orchestrator and run workflows on the objects in your vSphere inventory.

  1. Install vCenter Single Sign-On, vCenter Inventory Service, vCenter Server, and vCenter Orchestrator.

    Orchestrator is silently installed on your system when you install vCenter Server. For more information about installing vCenter Single Sign-On, vCenter Inventory Service, and vCenter Server, see vSphere Installation and Setup.

  2. Install the vSphere Web Client and configure it to work with vCenter Single Sign-On, which you have installed in the previous step.

    For more information, see vSphere Installation and Setup.

  3. Start the Orchestrator Configuration Service and log in to the Orchestrator configuration interface.

    You installed Orchestrator as a part of the vCenter Server installation, and the Orchestrator Configuration service does not start by default . You must start it manually before you attempt to access the Orchestrator configuration interface. For instructions, see Start the Orchestrator Configuration Service and Log in to the Orchestrator Configuration Interface.

  4. Verify that the correct IP address is selected from the IP address drop-down menu on the Network tab in the Orchestrator configuration interface.

  5. Verify that the vCenter Server plug-in in the Orchestrator configuration interface is properly configured, provide the credentials of a user who has the privileges to manage vCenter Server extensions, and save the changes.

    If you installed Orchestrator separately from vCenter Server, you have to add your vCenter Server instance as a host . For more information, see Configure the vCenter Server Plug-in.

  6. Start the Orchestrator server.

    For more information, see Start the Orchestrator Server.

  7. Log in to the vSphere Web Client and configure the default vCenter Orchestrator instance.

    Important:

    You must log in as a user who has at least View and Execute permissions in Orchestrator, and permissions to manage vCenter Server objects.

    If you want to see more workflows displayed in the pop-up menu when you right-click a vSphere inventory object, you can associate workflows with the different vSphere object types.

    For more information, see vCenter Server and Host Management.

You can now run Orchestrator workflows on the objects in your vSphere inventory by using the vSphere Web Client.