To perform general administration tasks or to edit and create workflows, you must log in to the Orchestrator client interface.

About this task

The Orchestrator client interface is designed for developers with administrative rights who want to develop workflows, actions, and other custom elements.

Important:

Ensure that the clocks of the Orchestrator server machine and the Orchestrator client machine are synchronized.

Prerequisites

  • All components of the Orchestrator server must be configured and the Orchestrator server service must be running.

  • The Orchestrator client supports Java SE 6 and 7.

Procedure

  1. Log in as an administrator to the machine on which the Orchestrator client is installed.
  2. Click Start > Programs > VMware > vCenter Orchestrator Client.
  3. In the Host name field, type the IP address to which Orchestrator server is bound.

    To check the IP address, log in to the Orchestrator configuration interface and check the IP settings on the Network tab.

  4. Log in by using the Orchestrator user name and password.

    To check the credentials, log in to the Orchestrator configuration interface and check the credentials on the Authentication tab.

  5. In the Security Warning window select an option to handle the certificate warning.

    The Orchestrator client communicates with the Orchestrator server by using an SSL certificate. A trusted CA does not sign the certificate during installation. Because of this, you receive a certificate warning each time you connect to the Orchestrator server.

    Option

    Description

    Ignore

    Click Ignore to continue using the current SSL certificate.

    The warning message appears again when you reconnect to the same Orchestrator server, or when you try to synchronize a workflow with a remote Orchestrator server.

    Cancel

    Click Cancel to close the window and stop the login process.

    Install this certificate and do not display any security warnings for it anymore.

    Select this check box and click Ignore to install the certificate and stop receiving security warnings.

    You can change the default SSL certificate with a certificate signed by CA. For more information about changing SSL certificates, see Changing SSL Certificates.

Results

The My Orchestrator view appears. This view summarizes the recent activities on the server, shows pending and running workflows, running policies, scheduled tasks, completed workflows, and elements you recently edited.