How to Create an Orchestrator Connector

Updated: May 7, 2012

Applies To: System Center 2012 - Service Manager, System Center 2012 SP1 - Service Manager

The System Center 2012 - Orchestrator connector automates virtual machine creation and virtual machine changes in System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager (VMM). You can use the following procedures in System Center 2012 – Service Manager to create a connector for Orchestrator and then validate the creation of the connector.

To create an Orchestrator connector

  1. In the Service Manager console, click Administration.

  2. In the Administration pane, click Cloud Services.

  3. In the Cloud Services pane, under Getting Started, click Create an Orchestrator connector.

  4. Perform these steps to complete the Orchestrator Connector Wizard:

    1. On the Before You Begin page, click Next.

    2. On the General page, in the Name box, type a name for the new connector. Make sure that Enable this connector is selected, and then click Next.

    3. On the Connection page, in the Server Information area, type the URL of the Orchestrator Web service, depending on which version of Orchestrator you are using. For Orchestrator RC, type the URL of the Orchestrator Web service in the form of http://<computer>:<port>/Orchestrator2012/Orchestrator.svc, where <computer> is the name of the computer hosting the web service and <port> is the port number where the web service is installed. (The default port number is 81.)

    4. On the Connection page, in the Credentials area, either select an existing account or click New, and then do the following:

      1. In the Run As Account dialog box, in the Display name box, type a name for the Run As account. In the Account list, select Windows Account. Enter the credentials for an account that has rights to connect to Orchestrator, and then click OK. On the Connection page, click Test Connection.

        Special characters (such as the ampersand [&]) in the User Name box are not supported.

      2. In the Test Connection dialog box, make sure that the message “The connection to the server was successful” appears, and then click OK. On the Connection page, click Next.

    5. On the Sync Folder page, select the SM-CloudServices folder, and then click Next.

    6. On the Web Console URL page, type the URL for the Orchestrator web console in the form of http://<computer>:port (the default port number is 82), and then click Next.

    7. On the Summary page, make sure that the settings are correct, and then click Create.

    8. On the Completion page, make sure that you receive the message “Orchestrator connector successfully created,” and then click Close.

To validate the creation of an Orchestrator connector

  1. In the Connectors pane, locate the Orchestrator connector that you created.

  2. Review the Status column for a status of Finished Success.

    Allow sufficient time for the import process to finish if you are importing a large number of runbooks.

  3. In the Service Manager console, click Library.

  4. In the Library pane, expand Library, and then click Runbooks.

  5. Review the Runbooks pane, and note that your runbooks have been imported.