3.5 Configuring the Orchestration Server

Because so much of Cloud Manager’s operations depends on the Orchestration Server, we recommend that you configure it before you configure any other Cloud Manager component.

  1. Make sure you are ready with the information that you’ll be prompted for during the configuration procedure (GUI or text-based):

    Server Configuration Requirement

    Explanation and Action

    Configuration Type

    Your answer here determines whether this configuration takes place on a standard installation or on a High Availability installation.

    This section discusses standard installation, so specify s (for standard) or press Enter to accept the default. For more information about High Availability configuration, see the NetIQ Cloud Manager 2.1.4 Orchestration Server High Availability Configuration Guide.

    Server IP Address

    You need to know the IP address of this server if you have multiple network interfaces. If specified, the server uses the specified hostname or IP address for binding RMI connections.

    Grid Name

    A grid is an administrative domain container holding all of the objects in your network or data center. The Orchestration Server monitors and manages these objects, including users, resources, and jobs.

    The grid name you create here is displayed as the name for the container placed at the root of the tree in the Explorer panel of the Orchestration Console.

    Administrator User

    The name you specify here is required when you access the Orchestration Console or the zosadmin command line interface.

    You should remember this username for future logins.

    Administrator Password

    The password you specify here is required when you access the Orchestration Console or the zosadmin command line interface.

    You should remember this username for future logins.

    Auditing Database JDBC URL

    If you answer yes to this question, you need access to a relational database management system. We recommend that this database be installed on a different server from where you installed Cloud Manager.

    NetIQ has tested and supports only the PostgreSQL relational database as the audit database for this release of Cloud Manager. If you use a different RDBMS, no support or documentation is available from NetIQ.

    For more information, see Configuring the Orchestration Server to Use an Audit Database in the NetIQ Cloud Manager 2.1.4 Orchestration Administrator Reference.

    Path to License File

    A license key (90-day evaluation license or a full license) is required to use this product. You should have received this key from Novell, then you should have subsequently copied it to the network location that you specify here. Be sure to include the name of the license file in the path.

    User Portal

    This utility is no longer supported. Select the default and continue.

    Admin Info Port

    Port 8001 on the Orchestration Server provides access to an Administrator Information page that includes links to product documentation, agent and client installers, and product tools to help you understand and use the product. Specify another port number if 8001 is reserved for another use on this server.

    Orchestration Agent Port

    Port 8100 is used for communication between the Orchestration Server and the Orchestration Agent. Specify another port number if 8100 is reserved for another use.

    If your Orchestration Server communicates with ESX servers, we recommend you configure port 8101. This requires that you configure all other Orchestration Agents communicating with this server to use port 8101.

    This configuration parameter is considered an advanced setting for the Orchestration Server in the GUI Configuration Wizard. If you select the Configure Advanced Settings check box in the wizard, you have the option of changing the default values. If you leave the check box deselected the setting is configured with normal defaults.

    (Optional) Path to TLS Server Certificate and TLS Server Private Key

    A PEM-encoded TLS certificate and key is needed for secure communication between the Orchestration Server and Orchestration Agent.

    If you do not want the Orchestration Server to generate a certificate and key for authentication, you need to provide the location of an existing certificate and key.

    This configuration parameter is considered an advanced setting for the Orchestration Server in the GUI Configuration Wizard. If you select the Configure Advanced Settings check box in the wizard, this parameter is listed, but default values are provided only if the previous value is manually set to no.

  2. At the computer where you installed the Cloud Manager Orchestration Server pattern, run the Cloud Manager Orchestration configuration utility:

    /opt/novell/zenworks/orch/bin/config

    or

    /opt/novell/zenworks/orch/bin/guiconfig

  3. Follow the prompts to complete the configuration.