2.2 Cloud Manager Orchestration Server Install Pattern

Description: This server receives workload instructions from the Cloud Manager Application Server and directs the creation and management of those workloads by the virtual infrastructure. Depending on the size of your virtual infrastructure, you might have one or many Orchestration Servers.

The server requires configuration after installation. To perform the initial configuration, you can use a a text interface at the Linux console (./config) or a GUI configuration wizard (./guiconfig).

Packages in the Pattern: The table below lists the RPMs in the Orchestration Server pattern.

Table 2-2 Orchestration Server Packages

Install Pattern [Short Name]

Default Packages Installed

Additional Required Patterns

[short name]

Additional Recommended Patterns


Orchestration Server














You can obtain more information about these patterns in the YaST utility when you have mounted the product ISO.

NOTE:Orchestration Server patterns are labeled version 3.1.5 in the NetIQ Cloud Manager 2.1.5 release.

Installation recommendations: Although the machine where you install this server might be capable of handling tasks in addition to the tasks an Orchestration Server performs for Cloud Manager, we strongly recommend that you install the Orchestration Server software on a dedicated server to ensure optimal performance. For example, you might not want the server to host the Cloud Manager Application Server or Novell eDirectory.

NOTE:Although you can install the Orchestration Server on a Virtual Machine, do not try to manage that VM through the Orchestration Console or other Orchestration Clients.

Further, be advised that Installing the server on a VM slows down the performance of the product.

Although not mandatory, we recommend that you install and configure the Orchestration Server before you install and configure the Cloud Manager application components.