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Single-Computer Requirements for System Center 2012 R2 Orchestrator

Updated: November 1, 2013

Applies To: System Center 2012 R2 Orchestrator

This section describes the minimum hardware and software configuration required for a full installation of System Center 2012 R2 Orchestrator on a single computer.

noteNote
Orchestrator is not supported when installed on the same computer as a domain controller.

Hardware

The following minimum hardware configuration is required for a full installation of Orchestrator:

  • Minimum 1 gigabyte (GB) of RAM, 2 GB or more recommended

  • 200 megabyte (MB) of available hard disk space

  • Dual-core Intel microprocessor, 2.1 gigahertz (GHz) or better

Operating system

The following table lists the supported operating systems for a full installation of Orchestrator on a single computer.

 

Feature Operating system

Management server

Orchestrator web service

Runbook Designer

Runbook server

Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2

Software

The following software is required for a full installation of Orchestrator on a single computer:

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 or Microsoft SQL Server 2012– Orchestrator requires only the basic SQL Server features found in the Database Engine Service. No additional features are required. Orchestrator supports SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS for collation.  The installation wizard uses SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS as the default collation to create the orchestration database.

    noteNote
    Management servers and runbook servers installed on the same computer must use the same database. The management server must run as a 32-bit application.

  • Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) – Orchestrator Setup enables IIS if it is not enabled.

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 - Must be manually installed before running Setup.

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 (which further requires WCF HTTP Activation)

To install .NET Framework 4.5 and HTTP Activation on Windows Server 2012

  1. On the Windows Start screen, click the Server Manager tile.

  2. On the Manage menu in the Server Manager console, click Add Roles and Features.

  3. Go through the wizard until you reach the Features page.

  4. Expand .NET Framework 4.5 Features.

  5. Select .NET Framework 4.5 if it isn’t already selected.

  6. Expand WCF Services.

  7. Select HTTP Activation if it isn’t already selected.

  8. Click Next and follow the prompts to finish the installation. If you have problems, check the issues covered in Troubleshoot Your Orchestrator Installation.

We recommend the following software for a full installation of Orchestrator on a single computer:

  • Join the computer to an Active Directory domain.

noteNote
On first use of the Orchestration console, you are prompted to install Microsoft Silverlight 4 on the computer if it is not already installed.

Running Orchestrator in an on-premises virtual machine

The system requirements for an System Center 2012 R2 Orchestrator installation in an on-premises virtual machine are the same as they are for Orchestrator on a physical computer. Orchestrator does not require a domain controller to be deployed with it.

Running Orchestrator in a Windows Azure virtual machine

System Center 2012 R2 Orchestrator runs on Windows Azure just as it does on physical computer systems.

Orchestrator was tested by Microsoft by installing and using it in a Windows Azure virtual machine. The testing concluded that Orchestrator was fully functional and operated exactly the same as it does on physical hardware.Stability and performance benchmarks inside a Windows Azure virtual machine were at a level where no special considerations were needed. Orchestrator does not require a domain controller to be deployed with it, and the virtual machine requirements do not differ from what is recommended for the product that is deployed in an on-premises virtual machine.

Other resources for this product

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For additional resources, see Information and Support for System Center 2012.

Tip: Use this query to find online documentation in the TechNet Library for System Center 2012. For instructions and examples, see Search the System Center 2012 Documentation Library.
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