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

Before you begin

  • Download and deploy the Orchestrator Appliance.

  • Verify that the appliance is up and running.

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 Appliance and the Orchestrator client machine are synchronized.

Procedure

  1. In a Web browser, go to the IP address of your Orchestrator Appliance virtual machine.

    http://orchestrator_appliance_ip

  2. Click Start Orchestrator Client.
  3. Type the IP or the domain name of the Orchestrator Appliance in the Host name text box.

    The IP address of the Orchestrator Appliance is displayed by default.

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

    The default OpenLDAP credentials are:

    • User name: vcoadmin

    • Password: vcoadmin

    If you are using vCenter Single Sign-On or another directory service as an authentication method, type the respective credentials to log in to the Orchestrator client.

  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. You receive a certificate warning each time you connect to the Orchestrator server.

    Option

    Description

    Ignore

    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

    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 a CA. For more information about changing SSL certificates, see Installing and Configuring VMware vRealize Orchestrator.

What to do next

You can import a package, start a workflow, or set root access rights on the system. See Using the VMware vRealize Orchestrator.