To work with Orchestrator, ensure that the Orchestrator server service has started.


  • If you installed Orchestrator standalone, verify that your system has at least 2GB of RAM. The Orchestrator server might not start if your system does not meet this requirement.

  • Verify that all the status indicators display a green circle. You cannot start the Orchestrator server if any of the components is not configured properly.


  1. Log in to the Orchestrator configuration interface as vmware.
  2. Click Startup Options.
  3. If the Orchestrator server has stopped, click Start service.

    The Orchestrator server status appears as Service is starting. The first boot can take 5-10 minutes because the server is installing the Orchestrator plug-ins content in the database tables.

    A message states that the service has started successfully.

  4. (Optional) To see the Orchestrator server status, update the page by clicking the Refresh link.

    The Orchestrator server status can be Running, Not available, and Stopped.

What to do next

Log in to the Orchestrator client, and run or schedule workflows on the vCenter Server inventory objects or other objects that Orchestrator accesses through its plug-ins. If you installed Orchestrator together with vCenter Server, log in as a user from the vCenter Server administrator group. Any user from the vCenter Server administrator group that you have provided during the vCenter Server installation, is an Orchestrator administrator.