To enable workload placement, there are steps to take for vSphere, VMware Aria Operations, and VMware Aria Automation.

  1. In Automation Assembler, connect to your vCenter cloud account.

    The options are under Infrastructure > Connections > Cloud Accounts.

  2. In vCenter, verify that DRS enabled clusters exist and are set to fully automated.
  3. In VMware Aria Operations, verify that the same vCenter is being managed.

    You need VMware Aria Operations 8 or later.

  4. In Automation Assembler, add the VMware Aria Operations integration.

    The options are under Infrastructure > Connections > Integrations.

    To add the integration, you need the VMware Aria Operations primary node URL below, plus the login username and password.


    After entering the values, click VALIDATE.

  5. Synchronize the integration to the vCenter by clicking SYNC.

    Also synchronize any time that Automation Assembler and VMware Aria Operations begin managing a new vCenter.

  6. In Automation Assembler, create a cloud zone for the vCenter account.

    The options are under Infrastructure > Configure > Cloud Zones.

  7. Under the cloud zone Summary tab, set the Placement Policy to ADVANCED.
  8. Under the Placement Policy, select whether to have VMware Aria Automation fall back to its default placement if VMware Aria Operations returns no recommendations.