To deploy the standard set of plug-ins when the Orchestrator server starts, the Orchestrator system must authenticate against an LDAP or vCenter Single Sign-On server. You first specify the administrative credentials that Orchestrator uses with the plug-ins, and enable or disable plug-ins.
About this task
If you change the Orchestrator database after configuring and installing the plug-ins, you must click the Reset current version link on the Troubleshooting tab. This operation deletes the install_directory\app-server\conf\plugins\_VSOPluginInstallationVersion.xml file, which contains information about the version of the plug-ins already installed, and forces plug-in reinstallation.
Set up an LDAP or vCenter Single Sign-On server and configure the Orchestrator authentication settings.
- Log in to the Orchestrator configuration interface as vmware.
- Click Plug-ins.
- Type the credentials for a user who is a member of the Orchestrator administrators group that you specified on the Authentication tab.
When the Orchestrator server starts, the system uses these credentials to set up the plug-ins. The system checks the enabled plug-ins and performs any necessary internal installations such as package import, policy run, script launch, and so on.
- (Optional) To disable a plug-in, deselect the check box next to it.
This action does not remove the plug-in file.
- Click Apply changes.
The first time the server starts, it installs the selected plug-ins.
What to do next
You can configure the settings for Mail, SSH, and vCenter Server plug-ins.