To add components to your product and form a cluster by configuring a multi node setup, use VMware Aria Suite Lifecycle.


Before you add a product component, you must first perform the certificate mapping in the VMware Aria Suite Lifecycle locker. When you replace the VMware Aria Automation certificate by using the new certificate added to locker, the new certificate contains additional host entries for new components to be added during scale out. After you import or create a certificate in the locker, apply the certificate in the product. The additional components are then visible in the product.

To map the certificate for the product in the locker, import the product certificate in the locker and initiate the inventory sync for that product. This creates a reference for that product with the certificate in the locker. This is applicable for an import scenario.

Verify that the certificate is replaced in the product where the certificate contains all the product components host names including the load balancer host name and a new additional component host names that are added is also specified. For more information on replacing certificates, see Replace certificate for VMware Aria Suite Lifecycle products. For more information on load balance, see Load Balancing Guide on the VMware Aria Automation Documentation page.


  1. On the environment card, select a product, click the vertical ellipses, and select Add Component.
    For an imported environment, manually enter the text boxes for the selected product.
    Note: At times, scaling out patched products from VMware Aria Suite Lifecycle might fail. This is because joining the cluster fails due to version mismatch in the product appliances. You can download and use the OVA corresponding to the patch. When you add a component, a warning message appears indicating whether the OVA required to scale out the patched product is available or not in the VMware Aria Suite Lifecycle. The required OVA bundle can be downloaded from My VMware portal into the VMware Aria Suite Lifecycle appliance and mapped. You can download and map the patched product binaries. For more information on how to download the patch product binaries, see Configure your patched product binaries.
  2. Under the Infra details, select the required vCenter, Cluster, Network, Datastore, and Disk Format from the drop-down menus.
  3. Select the Applicable Time Sync mode and click Next.
  4. Under the Network details, if the environment is a newly created, then the text boxes are auto-populated. If the environment is imported, you have to manually enter the text boxes.
  5. Click Next.
  6. Select the Applicable Time Sync Mode and under the components section, select the node.
    The advanced setting provides more information on configuring the selected node in a cluster. For an imported environment in which a product is scaled out, ensure that the provided certificate is primary node certificate.
  7. On the Components tab, select Take product snapshot or Retain product snapshot taken. If the Take product snapshot is set to true, the snapshot is taken prior to starting scale-out, and can be rolled back to its initial state during a scale-out failure, the snapshot is taken with the prefix LCM_AUTOGENERATED. If the Retain product snapshot taken is set to true, it can be retained.
    Note: A snapshot rollback action is available for the failed scale-out request in the requests page.
  8. Under Component > Product properties, select the required text boxes.
    The field in this section varies for different products.
    Product Name Components
    VMware Aria Automation


    VMware Aria Operations
    • Data
    • Remote Collector
    VMware Aria Operations for Logs VRLI-Worker
    VMware Aria Operations for Networks
    • vRNI-Platform

    • vRNI-Collector
  9. Enter the required text boxes, click Next, and then click Precheck.
  10. Review the summary and click Submit.