As a cloud administrator, you can create a VMware Cloud on AWS cloud account for account regions to which your team will deploy vRealize Automation Cloud cloud templates.
VMware Cloud on AWS requires some unique configuration procedures in vRealize Automation Cloud. To properly configure vRealize Automation Cloud for VMware Cloud on AWS, including setting an API token values for the cloud account and setting gateway firewall rules for its cloud proxy, see the Tutorial: Configuring VMware Cloud on AWS for vRealize Automation Cloud workflow.
- Verify that you have the required VMware Cloud on AWS administrator credentials, including VMware Cloud on AWS CloudAdmin credentials for the target SDDC in vCenter and that you have enabled HTTPS access on port 443. See Credentials required for working with cloud accounts in vRealize Automation.
- Verify that you have the cloud administrator user role. See What are the vRealize Automation Cloud user roles.
- Verify that you have installed a cloud proxy on the vCenter Server that is included in your VMware Cloud on AWS SDDC. See Create and deploy a cloud proxy for a VMware Cloud on AWS cloud account in vRealize Automation Cloud.
- Verify that the cloud proxy VM is on and that the cloud proxy service is connected and running. See Verify that a cloud proxy is running on a target virtual machine.
- Select Add Cloud Account and select the VMware Cloud on AWS account type. , click
- Add the VMC API token for your organization to access the available SDDCs.
You can create a new token or use an existing token for your organization on the linked API Tokens page. For details, see Create a VMware Cloud on AWS cloud account in vRealize Automation Cloud within a sample workflow.
- Select the SDDC to be available for deployments.
NSX-V SDDCs are not supported and do not appear in the list.
The vCenter and NSX-T Manager IP address/FQDN values are automatically populated based on the SDDC.
If you have already installed a cloud proxy on the vCenter, the cloud proxy value is also specified. If you need to create a cloud proxy, see Create and deploy a cloud proxy for a VMware Cloud on AWS cloud account in vRealize Automation Cloud.
- Enter your vCenter user name and password for the specified SDDC if other than the default value of firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Click Validate to confirm your access rights to the specified vCenter and check that the vCenter is running.
The data centers associated with the account are collected.
- For efficiency, create a cloud zone for provisioning to the selected SDDC.
You can also create cloud zones as a separate step according to your organization's cloud strategy.
- If you want to add tags to support a tagging strategy, enter capability tags.
You can add or remove capability tags later. See How do I use tags to manage Cloud Assembly resources and deployments.
For more information about how capability tags and constraint tags help control deployment placements, see the Constraint Tags and Placement video tutorial.
- Click Save.
What to do next
To properly configure vRealize Automation Cloud for VMware Cloud on AWS, see Tutorial: Configuring VMware Cloud on AWS for vRealize Automation Cloud.
For related information about VMware Cloud on AWS outside of vRealize Automation Cloud, see VMware Cloud on AWS documentation.