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How to install vSphere Orchestrator 5.5

Hi Experts,

I am running vsphere 5.5 with 3 hosts and one vcenter on a vm.
Can you show me how to install VMWARE ORCHESTRATOR ?
Is it free ?
Can I install it on the vcenter ?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
It's provided with your license, so yes it's free.

You may find it's already installed on your vCenter Server, or is available as a ready made appliance.

Here's a new micro video

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/VMWare/VP_298.html

here's another video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FruNweR1xq4
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AbhilashCommented:
It will be installed by default with windows version of vCenter.
You can go to Run>Services.msc on your vCenter machine and you will find it installed and the service already present.
the services you need to look for are
VMware vCenter Orchestrator Configuration
VMware vCenter Orchestrator Server


Once you start them you can point your browser to https://<vcenter-ip>:8283
And this will load the configuration page where you need to do all the configuration like DB,SSL etc.

It is free and you can have multiple vCO servers with a single vCenter license key. You will need to point your Orchestrator to get vCenter key as part of its configuration.
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
The services are installed.
But do I need the vCO ovf file for it ?
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
When I start the link on the Desktop: vSphere orchestrator Homepage

This error come  ->  This page can’t be displayed
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
No, you don't need the OVF unless you want to use the vAppliance!

Configure here:-

https://<vcenter IP Address>:8283/

It will not start the service unless configured.
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
ok and how to configure it ?
The services are not started and the I cannot connect the site you gave me...
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AbhilashCommented:
First start the services.

Then open the configuration page.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Start this Service

VMware vCenter Orchestrator Configuration

and then use a Web Browser....

https://<vcenter IP Address>:8283/

Do you know how to Define a Workflow and use VMware vCenter Orchestrator  ?

The videos I posted, show the steps to configure
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
ok now I am in :-)
Thanks.
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AbhilashCommented:
Now configure the vCO as per the video and then use the client that comes along with the installation or a java client to connect to the vCO.
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
What about the services , should I leave them on manually or is something else better ?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Set to Auotmatic, if you want them to start with Server!

(after configuring!).
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
ok.
Now one problem, in the video he logs in to the Orchestrator CLient with vcoadmin.
When I type the user and the same for the pass it won´t let me in.
Is it different in 5.5 ?
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
and the WEB OPERATOR is also not working:

Not published webview error
The webview 'weboperator' is not published.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
The video is based on the deployment of the Appliance!

You are using the Windows version, it's different.

Try Java Client and vSphere Web Client should work with your AD credentials.

as for Web Operator, it needs to be published, and is a known error.

If you can login with AD credentials, and use Java and vSphere Web Client it's installed and working.

Next you need to define your workflows.
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
Ok I see.
The Orchestrator is working with the web client.
Is it not possible with another client ?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
It should work with the JAVA Client ?
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
ok let me check this
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