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


Verify that Orchestrator is configured properly by opening the Validate Configuration page in Control Center.


  1. Log in to Control Center as root.
  2. Click Startup Options.
  3. If the Orchestrator server has stopped, click Start.

    The Orchestrator server status appears as RUNNING. The first boot can take 5-10 minutes because the server is installing the Orchestrator plug-ins content in the database tables. The Orchestrator server status can be Running, Undefined, and Stopped.

    A message states that the service has started successfully.

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.