To start the configuration process, you must access the Orchestrator configuration interface.

Before you begin

Verify that the VMware vRealize Orchestrator Configuration service is running.


  1. Start the Orchestrator configuration interface.
    • If you are logged in to the Orchestrator server machine as the user who installed Orchestrator, select Start > Programs > VMware > vRealize Orchestrator Home Page, and click Orchestrator Configuration.

    • Go to https://localhost:8281 in a Web browser and click Orchestrator Configuration.

    • If you want to connect to the Orchestrator configuration from a remote computer, navigate to https://your_orchestrator_server_IP_or_DNS_name:8283/vco-config.

      You can log in to the Orchestrator configuration interface remotely only over HTTPS.

  2. Log in with the default credentials.
    • User name: vmware

      You cannot change the default user name.

    • Password: vmware

    When you log in to the Orchestrator configuration interface with the default password, you see the Welcome page prompting you to change the default password of the Orchestrator configuration interface.

  3. Change the default password and click Apply changes.

    Your new password must be at least eight characters long, and must contain at least one digit, special character, and uppercase letter.

    The next time you log in to the Orchestrator configuration interface, you can use your new password.


    The password for the root account of the Orchestrator Appliance expires after 365 days. You can increase the expiry time for an account by logging in to the Orchestrator Appliance as root, and running passwd -x number_of_days name_of_account. If you want to increase the Orchestrator Appliance root password to infinity, run passwd -x 99999 root.


You successfully logged in to the Orchestrator configuration interface.