VMware Cloud Foundation deploys vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager in VMware Cloud Foundation mode, which aligns the behavior of vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager with the VMware Cloud Foundation architecture.

vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager in VMware Cloud Foundation mode includes the following capabilities:

  • Binary mapping optimization. When vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager runs in VMware Cloud Foundation mode, it can poll and use the vRealize binaries directly from SDDC Manager’s downloaded bundles.
  • Automatic load balancer configuration. Load balancer preparation and configuration are no longer a prerequisite when you use vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager to deploy or perform a cluster expansion on Workspace ONE Access, vRealize Operations, or vRealize Automation. Load balancer preparation and configuration take place as part of the deploy or expand operation.
  • Automatic infrastructure selection in vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager’s deployment wizards. When you deploy a vRealize Suite product through vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager, infrastructure objects such as clusters and networks are prepopulated. They are fixed and cannot be changed to ensure alignment with the VMware Cloud Foundation architecture.
  • Cluster deployment for a new environment. You can deploy vRealize Log Insight, vRealize Operations, or vRealize Automation in clusters. You can deploy Workspace ONE Access either as a cluster or a single node. If you deploy Workspace ONE Access as a single node, you can expand it to a cluster later.
  • Consistent Bill Of Materials (BOM). vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager in VMware Cloud Foundation mode only displays product versions that are compatible with VMware Cloud Foundation to ensure product interoperability.
  • Inventory synchronization between vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager and SDDC Manager. vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager can detect changes made to vRealize Suite products and update its inventory through Environment Refresh. When vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager in VMware Cloud Foundation mode is enabled, Environment Refresh in vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager also updates SDDC Manager’s inventory to get in sync with the current state of the system.