My vCenter Orchestrator Installation Notes


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In this post I will share my vCenter Orchestrator Installation Notes.  For the people who doesn’t know what vCenter Orchestrator is, click on the next url: http://www.vmware.com

Before you can install the vCenter Orchestrator service, you have to configure a database first. For this job a created a script. You can use the following lines to create a database on SQL 2005 server:

CREATE DATABASE VCO;
GO
CREATE LOGIN [VCOUSER] WITH PASSWORD=’vmware’, DEFAULT_DATABASE=[VCO], CHECK_EXPIRATION=OFF, CHECK_POLICY=OFF
GO

USE VCO
GO
EXEC sp_grantdbaccess [VCOUSER]
GO
EXEC sp_addrolemember ‘db_owner’, [VCOUSER]
GO
EXEC sp_addsrvrolemember [VCOUSER] ’sysadmin’
GO

Joep has posted his installation notes here: http://www.virtuallifestyle.nl so I was curious about the product and wanted to see if I could install it. So with Joep his post as a reference I tried to install the product. I tried to find the vCenter Orchestartor Configuration service. But I could not find it.

After installation, open the Microsoft Services tool to enable the ‘VMware vCenter Orchestrator Configuration’ service. I recommend it to start every time the OS starts up, i.e. ‘Automatic’. Start it manually as well to start working with Orchestrator immediately

So I mounted the vCenter 4 cd-rom and installed the vCenter Orchestrator via:

<cd-rom>\vpx\vmo\vCenterOrchestrator.exe

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When the installation is finished, open Services.msc and check if the vCenter VMware vCenter Orchestrator Configuration is started. If this is not the case, set the service to start automatic and start the service.  When the vCenter Orchestrator Configuration service is started, Start the vCenter Orchestrator Web Configuration service.

Now it’s time to configure the vCenter Orchestrator. Open a browser and go to http://vco-server:8282. Login with the default credentials: username vmware and password vmware.orchestrator_3

Change the default password. Go to General and press on the tab Change Password:

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Click on Network to configure network settings. Select the IP Address of your vCenter server.

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Click on Database to configure your database. Configure the Database connection settings and press install database. Click on Apply changes.

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The rest of the setup can you read in Joep his post: http://www.virtuallifestyle.nl

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  1. Pingback: foxynet's blog » VMware vCenter Orchestrator setup notes and links

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