The Orchestrator Appliance is a preconfigured virtual machine optimized for running Orchestrator. The appliance is distributed with preinstalled software.

The Orchestrator Appliance package contains the following software:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Update 1 for VMware, 64-bit edition

  • PostgreSQL

  • OpenLDAP

  • Orchestrator

The default Orchestrator Appliance database configuration is suitable for small- or medium-scale environment. The default OpenLDAP configuration is suitable for experimental and testing purposes only. To use the Orchestrator Appliance in a production environment, you must set up a new database and directory service, and configure the Orchestrator server to work with them. You can also configure the Orchestrator server to work with VMware vCenter Single Sign-On. For more information about configuring external LDAP or vCenter Single Sign-On, see Selecting the Authentication Type. For information about configuring a database for production environments, see Orchestrator Database Setup.