CircleCI Server 2.x does not yet support orbs natively. However, if you process your config prior to committing, orbs can be translated and used.
The following workaround brings Orbs on CircleCI Server 2.x and mimics the flow that occurs in CircleCI’s Cloud Product. In its most simplistic form, this workaround takes a version 2.1 configuration files and translates them into a version 2.0
You can learn more about this workaround here: https://discuss.circleci.com/t/orbs-on-server-solution/36264
Orbs are now available on Server 3.x and Server 3.x installations include their own local orb registry. This registry is private to the server installation.
All orbs referenced in configs reference the orbs in the server orb registry. You are responsible for maintaining orbs; this includes copying orbs from the public registry, updating orbs that may have been copied prior, and registering your companies private orbs if they exist.
More information on how to manage, list, import public orb, etc. can be found here: https://circleci.com/docs/2.0/server-3-operator-orbs/?section=server-administration
Note: To manage orbs, CircleCI user must be an admin.