Allocate host names and IP addresses to all components you deploy for the cloud management layer of Cloud Foundation.

Allocate host names and IP addresses to the following components and configure DNS with an FQDN that maps to the IP address where defined:
Component Requires DNS Configuration
VMware vRealize® Automation™ Yes
Microsoft SQL Server for vRealize Automation Yes

Before you can deploy vRealize Automation, you must deploy vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager. When you deploy vRealize Automation or vRealize Operations, Cloud Foundation deploys an NSX Edge used to load balance vRealize Suite product services within the management domain. vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager and the NSX Edge are shared between vRealize Automation and vRealize Operations.

The following tables provide examples of the information to be collected for the cloud management layer, including the shared components with vRealize Automation. If you are deploying both vRealize Operations and vRealize Automation, the shared components are only installed once. For illustration purposes, this example uses a fictional DNS root domain named rainpole.local. Modify the example information for your organization's configuration.
Important: Host names for IaaS VMs should be 15 characters or less due to limitations in the Windows OS. If the host names are longer they will be trimmed during the installation and installation will fail.
The required host names and IP addresses vary depending on your version of Cloud Foundation:
Table 1. Cloud Foundation 3.9.1 Sample Host Names and IP Addresses for vRealize Automation
Component Group Hostname DNS Zone IP Address Network Description
vRealize Automation vra01svr01 rainpole.local 192.168.11.53 Mgmt-xRegion01-VXLAN Virtual IP address of the vRealize Automation Appliance
vra01svr01a rainpole.local 192.168.11.51 vRealize Automation Appliance
vra01svr01b rainpole.local 192.168.11.52 vRealize Automation Appliance
vra01svr01c rainpole.local 192.168.11.50 vRealize Automation Appliance
vra01iws01 rainpole.local 192.168.11.56 Virtual IP address of the vRealize Automation IaaS Web Servers
vra01iws01a rainpole.local 192.168.11.54 vRealize Automation IaaS Web Server
vra01iws01b rainpole.local 192.168.11.55 vRealize Automation IaaS Web Server
vra01ims01 rainpole.local 192.168.11.59 Virtual IP address of the vRealize Automation IaaS Manager Service
vra01ims01a rainpole.local 192.168.11.57 vRealize Automation IaaS Manager Service and DEM Orchestrator
vra01ims01b rainpole.local 192.168.11.58 vRealize Automation IaaS Manager Service and DEM Orchestrator
vra01dem01a rainpole.local 192.168.11.60 vRealize Automation DEM Worker
vra01dem01b rainpole.local 192.168.11.61 vRealize Automation DEM Worker
sfo01ias01a sfo.rainpole.local 192.168.31.52 Mgmt-RegionA01-VXLAN vRealize Automation Proxy Agent
sfo01ias01b sfo.rainpole.local 192.168.31.53 vRealize Automation Proxy Agent
sfo01m01lb01 192.168.11.2 Mgmt-xRegion01-VXLAN NSX Edge Load Balancer

(Shared component with vRealize Automation and vRealize Operations)

Microsoft SQL Server vra01mssql01 rainpole.local
  • 172.16.11.72 (VM Network)
  • 192.168.11.62 (VXLAN)

  • VMNetwork
  • Mgmt-xRegion01-VXLAN
Microsoft SQL Server for vRealize Automation
Table 2. Cloud Foundation 3.9 Sample Host Names and IP Addresses for vRealize Automation
Component Group Hostname DNS Zone IP Address Network Description
vRealize Automation vra01svr01 rainpole.local 172.16.16.80 vRealize Virtual IP address of the vRealize Automation Appliance
vra01svr01a rainpole.local 172.16.16.81 vRealize Automation Appliance
vra01svr01b rainpole.local 172.16.16.82 vRealize Automation Appliance
vra01svr01c rainpole.local 172.16.16.83 vRealize Automation Appliance
vra01iws01 rainpole.local 172.16.16.84 Virtual IP address of the vRealize Automation IaaS Web Servers
vra01iws01a rainpole.local 172.16.16.85 vRealize Automation IaaS Web Server
vra01iws01b rainpole.local 172.16.16.86 vRealize Automation IaaS Web Server
vra01ims01 rainpole.local 172.16.16.87 Virtual IP address of the vRealize Automation IaaS Manager Service
vra01ims01a rainpole.local 172.16.16.88 vRealize Automation IaaS Manager Service and DEM Orchestrator
vra01ims01b rainpole.local 172.16.16.89 vRealize Automation IaaS Manager Service and DEM Orchestrator
vra01dem01a rainpole.local 172.16.16.90 vRealize Automation DEM Worker
vra01dem01b rainpole.local 172.16.16.91 vRealize Automation DEM Worker
sfo01ias01a rainpole.local 172.16.11.92 Management vRealize Automation Proxy Agent
sfo01ias01b rainpole.local 172.16.11.93 vRealize Automation Proxy Agent
sfo01m01lb01 rainpole.local 172.16.16.79 vRealize NSX Edge Load Balancer

(Shared component with vRealize Automation and vRealize Operations)

Microsoft SQL Server vra01mssql01 rainpole.local 10.0.0.10 Any accessible network Microsoft SQL Server for vRealize Automation