System requirements for System Center Orchestrator

This article details the system requirements for System Center 2019 - Orchestrator.

System requirements for System Center 2019 - Orchestrator

The following sections provide general performance and scalability guidance for System Center 2019- Orchestrator, and recommends the hardware configurations for a variety of workloads. As System Center 2019 is built to be flexible and scalable, the hardware requirements for specific scenarios may differ from the guidelines that are presented here.

Hardware

Orchestrator Server Role x64 Processor (min) Memory (min) Disk space (min)
All server roles 2.1 GHz, dual-core CPU 2 GB 200 MB

Server operating system

The following versions of Windows Server operating system are supported.

Component Windows Server 2016 Standard, Datacenter with Desktop Experience Windows Server 2019 Standard, Datacenter with Desktop Experience
All server roles Supported Supported

Client operating system

The following versions of Windows client operating system are supported for the Orchestrator.

Component Windows Server 2016 Standard, Datacenter with Desktop Experience Windows Server 2019 Standard, Datacenter with Desktop Experience Windows 10
Runbook Designer supported Supported Supported

Software

The following software is required for a full installation of Orchestrator on a single computer:

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2016 or 2017– Orchestrator requires only the basic SQL Server features found in the Database Engine Service. No additional features are required. Orchestrator supports SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS for collation. The installation wizard uses SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS as the default collation to create the orchestration database. For more information, see the section on SQL Server.

Note

Management servers and runbook servers installed on the same computer must use the same database. The management server must run as a 32-bit application.

We recommend the following software for a full installation of Orchestrator on a single computer:

  • Join the computer to an Active Directory domain.

Note

On first use of the Orchestration console, you are prompted to install Microsoft Silverlight 4 on the computer if it is not already installed.

SQL Server

Note

For the supported versions of SQL, use the service packs that are currently in support by Microsoft.

SQL version Supported
SQL Server 2017 Y
SQL Server 2016 and SPs as detailed here Y

.Net requirements

All Orchestrator server roles require .Net 3.5 SP1 in order to run the setup program. The Orchestrator Web Service requires .Net 4.5 with WCF Activation.

You can download .Net 3.5 SP1 from the download center.

To turn on WCF activation

  1. On the Windows Start screen, click the Server Manager tile.
  2. On the Manage menu in the Server Manager console, click Add Roles and Features.
  3. Go through the wizard until you reach the Features page.
  4. Expand .NET Framework 4.5 Features.
  5. Select .NET Framework 4.5 if it isn’t already selected.
  6. Expand WCF Services.
  7. Select HTTP Activation if it isn’t already selected.
  8. Click Next and follow the prompts to finish the installation. If you have problems, check the issues covered in Troubleshoot Your Orchestrator Installation.

Virtualization

Deploying and running Orchestrator on a virtualized operating system is fully supported. The software requirements are the same as those listed above. Any of the Orchestrator roles can also be run on a virtualized server running in Microsoft Azure.

Orchestrator 1801 system requirements are also applicable for 1807 Orchestrator, there are no changes. Learn about the system requirements.

This article details the system requirements for System Center 1801 - Orchestrator.

This article details the system requirements for System Center 2016 - Orchestrator.

This article details the system requirements for System Center 1807 - Orchestrator.

System requirements for System Center 1801 - Orchestrator

The following sections provide general performance and scalability guidance for System Center 1801- Orchestrator, and recommends the hardware configurations for a variety of workloads. As System Center 1801 is built to be flexible and scalable, the hardware requirements for specific scenarios may differ from the guidelines that are presented here.

Hardware

Orchestrator Server Role x64 Processor (min) Memory (min) Disk space (min)
All server roles 2.1 GHz, dual-core CPU 2 GB 200 MB

Server operating system

The following versions of Windows Server operating system are supported.

Component Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard, Datacenter Windows Server 2016 Standard, Datacenter with Desktop Experience Windows Server Core 2016
All server roles Supported Supported Not Supported

Client operating system

The following versions of Windows client operating system are supported for the Orchestrator.

Component Windows 7 Windows 8 Windows 8.1 Windows 10 Enterprise
Runbook Designer Not supported Not Supported Not Supported Supported

Software

The following software is required for a full installation of Orchestrator on a single computer:

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012, 2014, or 2016 – Orchestrator requires only the basic SQL Server features found in the Database Engine Service. No additional features are required. Orchestrator supports SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS for collation. The installation wizard uses SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS as the default collation to create the orchestration database. For more information, see the section on SQL Server.

Note

Management servers and runbook servers installed on the same computer must use the same database. The management server must run as a 32-bit application.

We recommend the following software for a full installation of Orchestrator on a single computer:

  • Join the computer to an Active Directory domain.

Note

On first use of the Orchestration console, you are prompted to install Microsoft Silverlight 4 on the computer if it is not already installed.

SQL Server

Note

For the supported versions of SQL, use the service packs that are currently in support by Microsoft.

SQL version Supported
SQL Server 2008 N
SQL Server 2012 and SPs as detailed here Y
SQL Server 2014 and SPs as detailed here Y
SQL Server 2016 and SPs as detailed here Y

.Net requirements

All Orchestrator server roles require .Net 3.5 SP1 in order to run the setup program. The Orchestrator Web Service requires .Net 4.5 with WCF Activation.

You can download .Net 3.5 SP1 from the download center.

To turn on WCF activation

  1. On the Windows Start screen, click the Server Manager tile.
  2. On the Manage menu in the Server Manager console, click Add Roles and Features.
  3. Go through the wizard until you reach the Features page.
  4. Expand .NET Framework 4.5 Features.
  5. Select .NET Framework 4.5 if it isn’t already selected.
  6. Expand WCF Services.
  7. Select HTTP Activation if it isn’t already selected.
  8. Click Next and follow the prompts to finish the installation. If you have problems, check the issues covered in Troubleshoot Your Orchestrator Installation.

Virtualization

Deploying and running Orchestrator on a virtualized operating system is fully supported. The software requirements are the same as those listed above. Any of the Orchestrator roles can also be run on a virtualized server running in Microsoft Azure.

System requirements for System Center 2016 - Orchestrator

The following sections describe general performance and scalability guidance for System Center 2016 - Orchestrator, and recommends hardware configurations for a variety of workloads. As System Center 2016 is built to be flexible and scalable, the actual hardware requirements for specific scenarios may differ from the guidelines that are presented here.

Hardware

Orchestrator Server Role x64 Processor (min) Memory (min) Disk space (min)
All server roles 2.1 GHz, dual-core CPU 2 GB 200 MB

Server operating system

The following versions of Windows Server operating system are supported.

Component Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard, Datacenter Windows Server 2016 Standard, Datacenter with Desktop Experience Windows Server Core 2016
All server roles Supported Supported Not Supported

Client operating system

The following versions of Windows client operating system are supported for the Orchestrator.

Component Windows 7 Windows 8 Windows 8.1 Windows 10 Enterprise
Runbook Designer Not supported Not Supported Not Supported Supported

Software

The following software is required for a full installation of Orchestrator on a single computer:

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012, 2014, or 2016 – Orchestrator requires only the basic SQL Server features found in the Database Engine Service. No additional features are required. Orchestrator supports SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS for collation. The installation wizard uses SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS as the default collation to create the orchestration database. For more information, see the section on SQL Server.

Note

Management servers and runbook servers installed on the same computer must use the same database. The management server must run as a 32-bit application.

We recommend the following software for a full installation of Orchestrator on a single computer:

  • Join the computer to an Active Directory domain.

Note

On first use of the Orchestration console, you are prompted to install Microsoft Silverlight 4 on the computer if it is not already installed.

SQL Server

Note

For the supported versions of SQL, use the service packs that are currently in support by Microsoft.

SQL version Supported
SQL Server 2008 N
SQL Server 2012 and SPs as detailed here Y
SQL Server 2014 and SPs as detailed here Y
SQL Server 2016 and SPs as detailed here Y

.Net requirements

All Orchestrator server roles require .Net 3.5 SP1 in order to run the setup program. The Orchestrator Web Service requires .Net 4.5 with WCF Activation.

You can download .Net 3.5 SP1 at:

To turn on WCF activation

  1. On the Windows Start screen, click the Server Manager tile.
  2. On the Manage menu in the Server Manager console, click Add Roles and Features.
  3. Go through the wizard until you reach the Features page.
  4. Expand .NET Framework 4.5 Features.
  5. Select .NET Framework 4.5 if it isn’t already selected.
  6. Expand WCF Services.
  7. Select HTTP Activation if it isn’t already selected.
  8. Click Next and follow the prompts to finish the installation. If you have problems, check the issues covered in Troubleshoot Your Orchestrator Installation.

Virtualization

Deploying and running Orchestrator on a virtualized operating system is fully supported. The software requirements are the same as those listed above. Any of the Orchestrator roles can also be run on a virtualized server running in Microsoft Azure.

System requirements for System Center 1807 - Orchestrator

The following sections provide general performance and scalability guidance for System Center 1807- Orchestrator, and recommends the hardware configurations for a variety of workloads. As System Center 1807 is built to be flexible and scalable, the hardware requirements for specific scenarios may differ from the guidelines that are presented here.

Hardware

Orchestrator Server Role x64 Processor (min) Memory (min) Disk space (min)
All server roles 2.1 GHz, dual-core CPU 2 GB 200 MB

Server operating system

The following versions of Windows Server operating system are supported.

Component Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard, Datacenter Windows Server 2016 Standard, Datacenter with Desktop Experience Windows Server Core 2016
All server roles Supported Supported Not Supported

Client operating system

The following versions of Windows client operating system are supported for the Orchestrator.

Component Windows 7 Windows 8 Windows 8.1 Windows 10 Enterprise
Runbook Designer Not supported Not Supported Not Supported Supported

Software

The following software is required for a full installation of Orchestrator on a single computer:

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012, 2014, or 2016 – Orchestrator requires only the basic SQL Server features found in the Database Engine Service. No additional features are required. Orchestrator supports SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS for collation. The installation wizard uses SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS as the default collation to create the orchestration database. For more information, see the section on SQL Server.

Note

Management servers and runbook servers installed on the same computer must use the same database. The management server must run as a 32-bit application.

We recommend the following software for a full installation of Orchestrator on a single computer:

  • Join the computer to an Active Directory domain.

Note

On first use of the Orchestration console, you are prompted to install Microsoft Silverlight 4 on the computer if it is not already installed.

SQL Server

Note

For the supported versions of SQL, use the service packs that are currently in support by Microsoft.

SQL version Supported
SQL Server 2008 N
SQL Server 2012 and SPs as detailed here Y
SQL Server 2014 and SPs as detailed here Y
SQL Server 2016 and SPs as detailed here Y

.Net requirements

All Orchestrator server roles require .Net 3.5 SP1 in order to run the setup program. The Orchestrator Web Service requires .Net 4.5 with WCF Activation.

You can download .Net 3.5 SP1 at:

To turn on WCF activation

  1. On the Windows Start screen, click the Server Manager tile.
  2. On the Manage menu in the Server Manager console, click Add Roles and Features.
  3. Go through the wizard until you reach the Features page.
  4. Expand .NET Framework 4.5 Features.
  5. Select .NET Framework 4.5 if it isn’t already selected.
  6. Expand WCF Services.
  7. Select HTTP Activation if it isn’t already selected.
  8. Click Next and follow the prompts to finish the installation. If you have problems, check the issues covered in Troubleshoot Your Orchestrator Installation.

Virtualization

Deploying and running Orchestrator on a virtualized operating system is fully supported. The software requirements are the same as those listed above. Any of the Orchestrator roles can also be run on a virtualized server running in Microsoft Azure.

Next steps

Install Orchestrator