HOWTO: Configure a Standalone vRealize Orchestrator 7.3 Appliance

VMware vRealize Orchestrator 7.3 is out! (Release Notes) and the deployment process is now a lot slicker and easier to complete.  In this HOWTO, we look at the process that can be followed for the configuration of a single standalone Orchestrator Appliance.

Prerequisites

  1. Successful deployment of the VMware vRealize Orchestrator 7.3 Appliance.
  2. (optional) A DNS CNAME record for vro.fqdn to replace vro.app.fqdn.

Configuration Steps

Using a web browser, navigate to https://vro.app.fqdn:8281/vco/.

Click Orchestrator Control Center.

Click Advanced and then click Proceed to vro.fqdn (unsafe).

Note: You can navigate directly to https://vro.app.fqdn:8283/vco-controlcenter in your browser.

Enter root as the User Name and the root user password as the Password, then click Log In.

Note: the root user password would have been set as part of the deployment of the appliance.

Under Deployment type, ensure that Standalone Orchestrator is selected from the Select the deployment type dropdown.

Under Host Settings, click Change.

(optional) Replace the vro.app.fqdn in the Host name text box with the DNS CNAME for vro.fqdn and click Apply.

Click Next.

Under Authentication Provider, select vSphere from the Authentication mode dropdown.

Note: from vRealize Orchestrator 7.3 onwards, LDAP authentication is deprecated.

Under Authentication Provider, enter the FQDN of the Platform Services Controller into the Host address text box and click Connect.

Note: If the PSC is embedded into the vCenter Server then enter the FQDN of the vCenter Server.

Confirm the information on the certificate is correct and then click Accept Certificate.

Under Identity Service, enter the User name as administrator@vsphere.local and enter the Password and click Register.

Enter vsphere.local\administrators for the Admin group and click Search.

Select the Admin group from the results of the search and click Save Changes.

Click Validate Configuration.

Click Sign out.

Close the Browser window.

Within vCenter Web Client, right-click on the VRO Virtual Machine and select Power > Restart the Guest OS. Wait for the appliance to reboot.

Navigate to https://vro.fqdn:8283/vco-controlcenter and sign-in with administrator@vsphere.local credentials.

Note: the additional (new) Role Based Access Management and Inspect Workflows icons have appeared.

Click Validate Configuration.

There you have it, you have successfully configured a basic deployment of a standalone Orchestrator 7.3 Appliance that uses vSphere SSO for user authentication and the embedded PostgreSQL Database.

 

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