Orchestrator 2012 R2 Installation Guide

Benoit LecoursOrchestrator, SCCM1 Comment

Here’s a guide to install a SCORCH instance on a single server. Use this setup for a lab, it’s not optimized for a production environment.

Prerequisites

Mminimum hardware configuration required for a full installation of Orchestrator:

  • Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Minimum 1 gigabyte (GB) of RAM, 2 GB or more recommended
  • 200 megabyte (MB) of available hard disk space
  • Dual-core Intel microprocessor, 2.1 gigahertz (GHz) or better

 SQL Specific

  • SQL Server 2008 R2 or Microsoft SQL Server 2012
  • Orchestrator requires only the basic SQL Server features found in the Database Engine Service.
  • Orchestrator supports SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS for collation.
  • Management servers and runbook servers installed on the same computer must use the same database

 Windows Features

  • IIS can be enabled manually but the setup will enable it
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 (which further requires WCF HTTP Activation)

Active Directory User Account

Create the following accounts:

  •  DOMAINOrch-Svc                   ORCH Management, Runbook, and Monitor Account
  • DOMAINOrch-Users                 ORCH users security global group
  • DOMAINSql-Svc                        SQL Service Account

Other

  • Join the computer to an Active Directory domain.
  • Silverlight 4.0 will be install when first opening the console
  • Open TCP 1433 and UDP 1434 in Windows Firewall

 Installing SQL

  • Setup is fairly straightforward. I won’t go into details and best practices for SQL configuration. Here’s an high-level part :
    • Run setup, choose Installation > New Installation
    • When prompted for feature selection, install ALL of the following:
      • Database Engine Services
      • Management Tools
  • On the Instance configuration, choose a default instance
  • On the Server configuration screen.
    • Set SQL Server Agent to Automatic.
    • I recommend using a Domain account for the service account.
    • Input your account and password for Agent, Engine, and Reporting.
  • On the Collation Tab
    • Select SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS
  • On the Account provisioning tab
    • Add the group you have created to be ORCH Administrator
  • On the Data Directories tab
    • Set your drive letters correctly for your SQL databases, logs, TempDB, and backup.
  • On the Reporting Services Configuration
    • Choose to Install and Configure.
    • This will install and configure SRS to be active on this server
    • You can use an existing SRS server but I won’t go in detail on how to do this now
  • SQL Setup completes

Installing SCORCH

  • Run SetupOrchestrator.exe
  • Select “Install

Orchestrator 2012 R2 Installation Guide

  •  Insert your information and licences

Orchestrator 2012 R2 Installation Guide

  •  Accept the License Terms

Orchestrator 2012 R2 Installation Guide

  •  Select All features

Orchestrator 2012 R2 Installation Guide

  •  Wait for the Prerequisite check to complete

Orchestrator 2012 R2 Installation Guide

  • Review the errors/warnings (if any)

Orchestrator 2012 R2 Installation Guide

  • In this example IIS gets installed because it was not enabled manually

Orchestrator 2012 R2 Installation Guide

  • Installing prerequisites

Orchestrator 2012 R2 Installation Guide

  • Prerequisites installation completed

Orchestrator 2012 R2 Installation Guide

  •  Configure the service account (use the account previously created)

Orchestrator 2012 R2 Installation Guide

  • Configure the Database

Orchestrator 2012 R2 Installation Guide

  • Name your Database

Orchestrator 2012 R2 Installation Guide

  • Enter the User group you have created

Orchestrator 2012 R2 Installation Guide

  • Leaves the default ports

Orchestrator 2012 R2 Installation Guide

  • Setup completes

Orchestrator 2012 R2 Installation Guide

  • Open the console

Orchestrator 2012 R2 Installation Guide

Post Installation

You can download and install the Orchestrator Component Add-ons and Extensions.

This include some Intergration pack, useful to start building runbooks integration with SCCM 🙂

Once downloaded, extract the content locally.

  • Open the Deployment Manager console
  • Expand “Orchestrator Management Server
  • Right click “Integration Packs
  • Choose “Register IP with the Orchestrator Management Server
  • Click Next, then “Add”.
  • Browse to your IP directory and select the SCCM OIP.
  • Click Next, then Finish

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