Although the Orchestrator Appliance is a preconfigured Linux-based virtual machine, you must configure the default vCenter Server plug-in and the other default Orchestrator plug-ins. You might also want to change the Orchestrator settings.

If you want to use the Orchestrator Appliance in a medium or large-scale environment, change the authentication provider to ensure optimal performance.

Note:

LDAP authentication is deprecated and will not be supported in future versions.

The Orchestrator Appliance contains a preconfigured PostgreSQL database and an in-process ApacheDS LDAP server. The PostgreSQL database and ApacheDS LDAP server are accessible only locally from the virtual appliance Linux console.

Preconfigured Software

Default User Group Or User

Password

Preconfigured PostgreSQL

User: vmware

vmware

In-Process ApacheDS LDAP

User group: vcoadmins

User: vcoadmin

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

vcoadmin

In-Process ApacheDS LDAP

User group: vcousers

User: vcouser

vcouser

The preconfigured PostgreSQL database is production ready. To use the Orchestrator appliance in a high-load production environment, replace the preconfigured PostgreSQL with an external database instance. For more information about setting up an external database, see Configuring the Orchestrator Database Connection.

In-Process ApacheDS LDAP is suitable for testing purposes only. To use the Orchestrator appliance in a production environment, configure a directory service with external support or use vRealize Automation, vSphere, and vCenter Single Sign-On authentication. For information about setting up an external directory service or vRealize Automation, vSphere, and vCenter Single Sign-On authentication providers, see Selecting the Authentication Type.