To work with Orchestrator, ensure that the Orchestrator server service has started.

Before you begin

  • If you installed Orchestrator standalone, verify that your system has at least 4 GB of RAM. The Orchestrator server might not start if your system does not meet this requirement.

  • Verify that all the status indicators display a green circle. You cannot start the Orchestrator server if any of the components is not configured properly.


  1. Log in to the Orchestrator configuration interface as vmware.
  2. Click Startup Options.
  3. If the Orchestrator server has stopped, click Start service.

    The Orchestrator server status appears as Service is starting. The first boot can take 5-10 minutes because the server is installing the Orchestrator plug-ins content in the database tables.

    A message states that the service has started successfully.

  4. (Optional) : To see the Orchestrator server status, update the page by clicking the Refresh link.

    The Orchestrator server status can be Running, Not available, and Stopped.

What to do next

Log in to the Orchestrator client, and run or schedule workflows on the vCenter Server inventory objects or other objects that Orchestrator accesses through its plug-ins.