If the version of your vCenter Server is later than version 4.0, you must import the vCenter Server license.


  • Verify that the Orchestrator database is not embedded. Otherwise, the Licenses tab is dimmed.

  • Import the SSL certificate for the licensed vCenter Server host. See Import the vCenter Server SSL Certificate.


  1. Log in to the Orchestrator configuration interface as vmware.
  2. Click Licenses.
  3. On the vCenter Server License tab, provide the details about the vCenter Server host on which Orchestrator must verify the license key.
    1. In the Host text box, type the IP address or the DNS name of the vCenter Server host.
    2. In the Port text box, leave the default value, 443.
    3. (Optional) Select the Secure channel check box to establish a secure connection to the vCenter Server host.
    4. In the Path text box, use the default value, /sdk.

      This is the location of the SDK that you use to connect to your vCenter Server instance.

    5. In the User name and Password text boxes, 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, preferably at the top of the vSphere tree structure.

  4. (Optional) To view details of the license to import, click License details.
  5. Click Apply changes.
  6. (Optional) To view the license details, click the name of the imported license.
  7. Start the Orchestrator server.


The Orchestrator server is now configured correctly.