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VMware vRealize Orchestrator Essentials by Daniel Langenhan

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Obtaining Orchestrator

Now that we know what Orchestrator does, we should have a look at licensing and how to actually get a copy of Orchestrator.

Licensing

Orchestrator is licensed with vCenter. You need at least a vSphere Standard licensing to use Orchestrator. Although Orchestrator is not available with the Essentials and Essentials Plus licensing, it can be operated in Player mode only. This limits your usage to executing existing workflows and prevents you from editing or creating them. All other licensing models allow you to use Orchestrator with all its features.

Downloading

As already stated, Orchestrator was available as a Windows install in versions 4.x and 5.x. With the introduction of Version 6.x, the Windows installable has been retired. ...

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