VMware vRealize Orchestrator is a development- and process-automation platform that provides a library of extensible workflows to allow you to create and run automated, configurable processes to manage VMware products as well as other third-party technologies.
Hardware Requirements for the vRealize Orchestrator Appliance
- 4 CPUs
- 12 GB of memory
- 100 GB hard disk
Deploy the vRealize Orchestrator Appliance
Log in to the vSphere Web Client as an administrator.
Select an inventory object that is a valid parent object of a virtual machine, such as a data center, folder, cluster, resource pool, or host – Actions > Deploy OVF Template.
Enter the file path or the URL to the .ova file and click Next
Enter a name and location for the vRealize Orchestrator Appliance, and click Next
Select a host, cluster, resource pool, or vApp as a destination on which you want the appliance to run, and click Next
Review the deployment details, and click Next
Accept the terms in the license agreement and click Next.
Select the storage format you want to use for the vRealize Orchestrator Appliance.
Configure the network settings
When configuring the network settings of the vRealize Orchestrator Appliance, you must use the IPv4 protocol. For both DHCP and Static network configurations, you must add a fully qualified domain
name (FQDN) for your vRealize Orchestrator Appliance.
Review the Ready to complete page and click Finish
Log in to the vRealize Orchestrator Appliance command line as root and confirm that you can perform a forward or reverse DNS lookup.
Enable or Disable SSH Access to the vRealize Orchestrator Appliance
Log in to the vRealize Orchestrator Appliance command line as root
To enable SSH access, run the /usr/bin/toggle-ssh enable command.
To disable SSH access, run the /usr/bin/toggle-ssh disable command.
Configure a Standalone vRealize Orchestrator Server with vSphere Authentication
Navigate to https://your_orchestrator_FQDN/vco-controlcenter
Log in as root with the password you entered during OVA deployment.
On the Configure Authentication Provider page, select vSphere from the Authentication mode drop-down menu.
In the Host address text box, enter the fully qualified domain name or IP address of the Platform Services Controller instance that contains the vCenter Single Sign-On and click Connect.
Review the certificate information of the authentication provider and click Accept Certificate
By default, this account is firstname.lastname@example.org and the name of the default tenant is vsphere.local
In the Admin group text box, enter the name of an administrators group and click SEARCH For example, vsphere.local\vcoadmins
Click SAVE CHANGES