One of the thing which I like the most, is being able to execute workflows when using vSphere Web Client.
The reason i like it is because it enable to perform stuff much quicker, within a click of a button, and that’s within a single UI – the vSphere UI.
So, the other day I had some issues with making the integration of vRealize Orchestrator and the Web Client to work. Despite the fact that the vSpheres were configured within vRO configurator, when login using the Web Client, things looked akwared:
Even when i tried to manually edit the configuration, that didn’t work as well:
Apparently. there are some caveats which aren’t documented, hence i thought it can be a good idea to cover them:
1. Verify that vRO is configured to use Single-Sign-On authentication and not ldap authentication. Without this you cannot use vCO in vSphere Web Client.
After switching from ‘ldap Authentication’ to ‘SSO Authentication’. restart the vRO server service.
2. Permissions… i know it may sounds trivial, but try to login to both vRO (using the Java client) and vSphere Web Client with an account with suitable permissions.
3. Verify that the correct IP address is selected from the IP address drop-down menu on the ‘Network’ tab in the Orchestrator configuration interface:
4. Verify that the vRO is registred correctly in vCenter.
This can be done using the managed object browser (https://vSphereIP.local/mob).
In case that you can’t see vRO registered, just add a new vSphere Server host in vRO configurator:
- Navigate to vRO configurator
- Click ‘vSphere Server’
- Click’New vSphere Server Host’ tab.
- Provide vSphere host IP.
5. Two Certificates should be imported from vSphere
6. In case that all the above still doesn’t seems to do the trick- check the logs on both vRO and vSphere Web Client.
The logs can be found under:
- vCO server log -> C:\Program Files\VMware\Infrastructure\Orchestrator\app-server\server\vmo\log\server.log
- Web Client log -> C:\ProgramData\VMware\vSphere Web Client\serviceability\logs\vsphere_client_virgo.log
I hope that by following those steps – you’ll gain glory 🙂
If you have any feedback, please go ahead and comment below.
That’s all for now folks!