VMware Aria Automation can work with VMware Aria Operations to perform advanced workload placement, provide deployment health and virtual machine metrics, and display pricing.

Number and type of integrations

Integration between the two products must be on-premises to on-premises, not a mix of on-premises and cloud.

You can integrate one VMware Aria Automation instance with multiple VMware Aria Operations instances, but a VMware Aria Operations instance can only be connected to one VMware Aria Automation instance.

You cannot connect an aggregated VMware Aria Operations cluster to VMware Aria Automation.

Basic requirements for integration

To integrate with VMware Aria Operations, go to Infrastructure > Connections > Integrations. To add the integration, you need the VMware Aria Operations URL and credentials for the login account described in the next section. In addition, VMware Aria Automation and VMware Aria Operations need to manage the same vSphere endpoint.

VMware Aria Operations integration credentials with VMware Aria Automation

This section describes the credentials that are required to integrate with VMware Aria Operations. These credentials are established and configured in VMware Aria Operations, not in VMware Aria Automation.

Provide a local login account to VMware Aria Operations with the following read privileges.

  • Adapter Instance vCenter Adapter > VC Adapter Instance for vCenter-FQDN

Login account for integration

In VMware Aria Operations, you need a local or non-local VMware Aria Operations login account for the integration to use. The account requires read-only privileges to the vCenter adapter instance for the vSphere endpoint. Note that a non-local account might need to be imported in VMware Aria Operations and have its read-only role assigned. For the integration, the username format for non-local account login is username@domain@authenticated-source, such as jdoe@company.com@workspaceone. Authenticated sources are defined during VMware Aria Operations server initial setup.

See the following sections for details. For pricing information, see How to use Pricing Cards in VMware Aria Automation.