To use the vRealize Orchestrator plug-in for the vSphere Web Client, you must register vRealize Orchestrator as an extension of vCenter Server.

After you register your vRealize Orchestrator server with vCenter Single Sign-On and configure it to work with vCenter Server, you must register vRealize Orchestrator as an extension of vCenter Server.


  • Verify that SSH access is enabled for the vRealize Orchestrator Appliance. See Enable or Disable SSH Access to the vRealize Orchestrator Appliance.
  • You must register vRealize Orchestrator with vSphere authentication to the same Platform Services Controller that your managed vCenter Server authenticates with.
  • Copy the to the vRealize Orchestrator Appliance:
    1. Download the file from the VMware Technology Network.
    2. Open an SSH client.
      Note: For Linux or MacOS environments, you can use the Terminal command-line interface. For Windows environments, you can use the PuTTY client.
    3. To copy the file, run the secure copy command.
      For Linux/MacOS: scp ~/<zip_download_dir>/ root@<orchestrator_FQDN_or_IP>:/data/vco/usr/lib/vco/downloads/
      For Windows: pscp C:\<zip_download_dir>\ root@<orchestrator_FQDN_or_IP>:/data/vco/usr/lib/vco/downloads/


  1. Log in to the vRealize Orchestrator Client.
  2. Navigate to Library > Workflows.
  3. Search for the Register vCenter Orchestrator as a vCenter Server extension workflow, and click Run.
  4. Select the vCenter Server instance to register vRealize Orchestrator with.
  5. Enter https://your_orchestrator_FQDN or the service URL of the load balancer that redirects the requests to the vRealize Orchestrator server nodes.
  6. Click Run.