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

Before you begin

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

  • The Orchestrator client supports Java SE 7 and later.

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.

Procedure

  1. Log in as an administrator to the machine on which the Orchestrator client is installed.
  2. Click Start > Programs > VMware > vRealize 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.

    The default Orchestrator database (embedded database) and LDAP (embedded LDAP) settings are not suitable for a production environment.

    Preconfigured Software

    User Group (if any) and User

    Password

    Embedded Database

    User: vmware

    vmware

    Embedded LDAP

    User group: vcoadmins

    User: vcoadmin

    By default the vcoadmin user is set up as an Orchestrator administrator.

    vcoadmin

    To use Orchestrator in a production deployment, you must set up a separate database instance, set up an LDAP or vCenter Single Sign-On server, and configure Orchestrator to work with them.

    Note:

    LDAP authentication is deprecated.

  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 Installing and Configuring VMware vRealize Orchestrator.

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.