The operations management layer focuses on the components used for day-to-day management of the Cloud Foundation environment. Allocate host names and IP addresses to all components you deploy for the operations 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® Suite Lifecycle Manager™ Yes
VMware vRealize® Operations Manager™ Yes
VMware vRealize® Log Insight™ Yes

Cloud Foundation automatically deploys vRealize Log Insight in the management domain during a deployment. Other components within the management domain are automatically configured to utilize this vRealize Log Insight instance. With the appropriate licensing in place, this vRealize Log Insight Instance can also be utilized by other workload domains. You must define the hostnames and IP addresses for the vRealize Log Insight components prior to beginning the deployment of Cloud Foundation.

Cloud Foundation automates the deployment of vRealize Operations. This optional component is deployed within the management domain. In order to deploy vRealize Operations, you must first 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. You must define hostname and IP information for the vRealize Operations components to be installed within the solution and the shared components if not previously deployed.

vRealize Operations and vRealize Automation are not supported for NSX-T workload domains yet.

The following tables provide examples of the information to be collected for the operations 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. The examples use a fictional DNS domain called rainpole.local for illustration purposes. Modify the sample information to conform to your site's configuration.

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 Operations Management Layer
Component Group Hostname DNS Zone IP Address Network Description
vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager vrslcm01svr01a rainpole.local 192.168.11.20 Mgmt-xRegion01-VXLAN vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager

(Shared component with vRealize Automation and vRealize Operations)

vRealize Log Insight sfo01vrli01 sfo01.rainpole.local 192.168.31.10 Mgmt-RegionA01-VXLAN Virtual IP address of the vRealize Log Insight integrated load balancer
sfo01vrli01a sfo01.rainpole.local 192.168.31.11 Master node of vRealize Log Insight
sfo01vrli01b sfo01.rainpole.local 192.168.31.12 Worker node 1 of vRealize Log Insight
sfo01vrli01c sfo01.rainpole.local 192.168.31.13 Worker node 2 of vRealize Log Insight
vRealize Operations Manager vrops01svr01 rainpole.local 192.168.11.35 Mgmt-xRegion01-VXLAN Virtual IP address of load balancer for the analytics cluster of vRealize Operations Manager
vrops01svr01a rainpole.local 192.168.11.31 Master node of vRealize Operations Manager
vrops01svr01b rainpole.local 192.168.11.32 Master replica node of vRealize Operations Manager
vrops01svr01c rainpole.local 192.168.11.33 Data node 1 of vRealize Operations Manager
vrslcm01svr01a rainpole.local 192.168.11.20 vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager (shared component with vRealize Automation)
sfo01m01lb01 192.168.11.2 vRealize Edge load balancer (shared component with vRealize Automation)
Table 2. Cloud Foundation 3.9 Sample Host Names and IP Addresses for Operations Management Layer
Component Group Hostname DNS Zone IP Address Network Description
vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager vrslcm01svr01a rainpole.local 172.16.16.78 vRealize vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager

(Shared component with vRealize Automation and vRealize Operations)

vRealize Log Insight sfo01vrli01 sfo01.rainpole.local 172.16.11.70 Management Virtual IP address of the vRealize Log Insight integrated load balancer
sfo01vrli01a sfo01.rainpole.local 172.16.11.71 Master node of vRealize Log Insight
sfo01vrli01b sfo01.rainpole.local 172.16.11.72 Worker node 1 of vRealize Log Insight
sfo01vrli01c sfo01.rainpole.local 172.16.11.73 Worker node 2 of vRealize Log Insight
vRealize Operations Manager (Optional) vrops01svr01 rainpole.local 172.16.16.74 vRealize Virtual IP address of load balancer for the analytics cluster of vRealize Operations Manager
vrops01svr01a rainpole.local 172.16.16.75 Master node of vRealize Operations Manager
vrops01svr01b rainpole.local 172.16.16.76 Master replica node of vRealize Operations Manager
vrops01svr01c rainpole.local 172.16.16.77 Data node 1 of vRealize Operations Manager
vrslcm01svr01a rainpole.local 172.16.16.78 vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager (shared component with vRealize Automation)
sfo01m01lb01 rainpole.local 172.16.16.79 vRealize Edge load balancer (shared component with vRealize Automation)