Sunday, 17 March 2013

70-247 Series: Part 9

Installing Orchestrator

In this blog post I will cover the steps required to install Orchestrator in a HA configuration. The following servers will be deployed:

  • ORCMGMT – Orchestrator Management Server
  • ORC1 – Runbook Server and Web Console Server
  • ORC2 – Runbook Server and Web Console Server

    The Web Console component can be load balanced, the Runbook server component does not require load-balancing.

    The steps I will complete to do this are:

    1. Create Orchestrator Database Instance (Already completed outside of this procedure, you can use an existing instance if you wish)
    2. Create Orchestrator Service Account
    3. Create Orchestrator Users Group
    4. Install Management Server
    5. Install prerequisites
    6. Run setup
    7. Install combined Runbook Server and Web Service
      1. Install prerequisites
      2. Install Runbook server
      3. Install Web console
    8. Repeat step 7 to install second Runbook Server and Web Service
    9. Verify Runbook Servers

    Alright, let’s get started.

    Create Service Account

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    No permissions are required, the logon as a service right is assigned by the Orchestrator installation wizard.

    Create Orchestrator Users Group

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    Install Orchestrator Management Server

    Install Pre-requisites

    The required prerequisites are:

  • .Net Framework 4.0
  • .Net Framework 3.5.1

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    Run Setup

    This server will serve as a Management server.

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    See below, only the Management server is selected. The other roles will be installed on separate servers and the web service will be load balanced.

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    Install First Orchestrator Runbook Server and Web Service Server

    Install Prerequisites

    The required prerequisites are:

  • .Net Framework 4.0
  • .Net Framework 3.5.1 and IIS

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    Install Runbook Server

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    All future components added will use the existing database.

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    Install Web Service Server

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    Install Second Runbook Server and Web Service Server

    The process for installing the second server is identical to installing the first server.

    Verify Runbook Servers

    Once all the Runbook servers are installed, it's a good idea to verify them in the Runbook Designer. You can install the Runbook Designer on any Server or Client. In this instance, I have installed it on the Management Server and I will also install it on a client.

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