You can configure an Automation Config integration to access the Automation Config service and use Automation Config objects and actions in VMware Aria Automation.

With VMware Aria Automation Config, you can provision, configure, and deploy software to your virtual machines at any scale using event-driven automation. You can also use Automation Config to define and enforce optimal, compliant software states across your entire environment.

You can only integrate a SaaS instance of Automation Config with a SaaS instance of VMware Aria Automation. Integrating a SaaS instance of Automation Config with an on-premises instance of VMware Aria Automation is unsupported.


Integrated Automation Config is available for VMware Aria Automation with the following conditions:

  • Only one Automation Config integration is available per organization.

  • The VMware Aria Automation tenant can support many Salt masters. Salt masters can support multiple minions.

    For more information on connecting your Salt masters to Automation Config, see How do I set up Automation Config.


Configure the Automation Config integration in VMware Aria Automation

VMware Aria Automation automatically discovers and adds the Automation Config integration if the organization is subscribed to the Automation Config service. After the integration is added, you can configure the integration in Automation Assembler.

  1. In Automation Assembler, select Infrastructure > Connections, and click Integrations.
  2. Open the existing Automation Config integration.

    You will see a warning message if you have not configured a running environment for the integration.

  3. Complete the form.

    Automation Config integration form

    1. (Optional) Change the name for the integration.

      By default, the name for the integration is SaltStack-Config-organization-name.

    2. (Optional) Provide a description for the integration.
    3. Specify the running environment for the Automation Config integration.
    4. Click Validate to confirm your administrator access to Automation Config.

      If validation fails, make sure you selected the correct running environment.

    5. Click Save.

Access your Automation Config integration

After you save your changes to the Automation Config integration point, you can open Automation Config.

To open Automation Config:

  1. Click the applications menu The applications menu icon in the Cloud Services Console in the upper-right corner and click Cloud Services Console.
  2. Click Launch Service on the VMware Aria Automation service tile.The VMware Aria Automation service tile
  3. On the VMware Aria Automation landing page, select the Config service tile.The VMware Aria Automation landing page

If you need to make any changes to the integration, select Infrastructure > Connections > Integrations, select the available Automation Config integration tile, and click Open.


The hostname cannot be changed. You can only edit the name, description, and running environment for the integration.

What's next

Automation Config is a stand-alone product that you can integrate with and use in VMware Aria Automation.

  • Learn how to add the Automation Config Resource to install minions on virtual machines in your Automation Assembler deployments.