The Orchestrator Appliance is distributed with a built-in evaluation license that expires 90 days after you power on the appliance for the first time. To continue using the Orchestrator Appliance after the trial period, you must import a vCenter Server license.

About this task

The Orchestrator configuration interface uses a secure connection to communicate with vCenter Server. You can import the required SSL certificate from a URL or a file.

You cannot change the license key and server certificate if you set up Orchestrator to use the embedded database. To change the license key and the server certificate when you use embedded database, you must run the configuration workflows by using either the Orchestrator client or the REST API. For more information about running the configuration workflows by using the Orchestrator client, see Using the VMware vCenter Orchestrator Plug-Ins. For detailed instructions about running the configuration workflows by using the REST API, see Configuring Orchestrator by Using the Configuration Plug-In and the REST API.

Procedure

  1. Log in to the Orchestrator configuration interface as vmware.
  2. Click Network.
  3. In the right pane, click the SSL Certificate tab.
  4. Load the vCenter Server SSL certificate in Orchestrator from a URL or a file.

    Option

    Action

    Import from URL

    Type the URL of the vCenter Server system:

    https://your_vcenter_server_IP_address or your_vcenter_server_IP_address:port

    Import from file

    Obtain the vCenter Server certificate file. The file is usually available at the following locations:

    • C:\Documents and Settings\AllUsers\ApplicationData\VMware\VMware VirtualCenter\SSL\rui.crt

    • /etc/vmware/ssl/rui.crt

  5. Click Import.

    A message confirming that the import is successful appears.

  6. In the Orchestrator configuration interface, click Licenses.
  7. On the vCenter Server License tab, click Use vCenter Server license.
  8. Set the details about the vCenter Server machine on which Orchestrator must verify the license key.

    Option

    Action

    Host

    Type the IP address or the DNS name of the vCenter Server system.

    Port

    Leave the default value, 443.

    Secure channel

    (Optional) Select to establish a secure connection to the vCenter Server system.

    Path

    Use the default value, /sdk.

    User name

    Type the credentials that Orchestrator must use to establish the connection to vCenter Server.

    The user you select must be a valid user with administrative privileges on your vCenter Server system, preferably at the top level of the vSphere tree structure.

    Password

    Type the credentials that Orchestrator must use to establish the connection to vCenter Server.

  9. Click Apply changes.
  10. Restart the Orchestrator server.