Before you start automating tasks and managing systems and applications with Orchestrator, you must configure it to use an external authentication provider and assign roles to different users. You can also set up an external database, import CA-signed certificates, install plug-ins or change the default logs configuration.
Configuring a Standalone Orchestrator Server Although the Orchestrator Appliance is a preconfigured Linux-based virtual machine, you must follow the configuration wizard before you access the Orchestrator Control Center.
Orchestrator Network Ports Orchestrator uses specific ports to communicate with the other systems. The ports are set with a default value that cannot be changed.
Configuring the Orchestrator Database Connection The Orchestrator server requires a database for storing data.
Manage Certificates Issued for a particular server and containing information about the server public key, the certificate allows you to sign all elements created in Orchestrator and guarantee authenticity. When the client receives an element from your server, typically a package, the client verifies your identity and decides whether to trust your signature.
Configure the Orchestrator Plug-Ins The default Orchestrator plug-ins are configured only through workflows.
Orchestrator Startup Options Starting Orchestrator for the first time might require 5 -10 minutes because the server is installing the Orchestrator plug-ins content in the database tables.
Orchestrator Availability and Scalability To increase the availability of the Orchestrator services, start multiple Orchestrator server instances in a cluster with a shared database. vRealize Orchestrator works as a single instance until it is configured to work as part of a cluster.
Role Based Access Management in Control Center With the role-based access management, users or groups from the configured authentication provider can have different roles in Control Center.
Configuring the Customer Experience Improvement Program If you choose to participate in the Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP), VMware receives anonymous information that helps to improve the quality, reliability, and functionality of VMware products and services.