Each VMware Cloud Foundation instance contains a vRealize Suite Lifecyce Manager instance and must be allocated sufficient compute and storage resources. vRealize Suite Lifecyce Manager in the first VMware Cloud Foundation instance manages vRealize Suite applications that are local or that must be available across VMware Cloud Foundation instances. Allocate compute and storage resources for vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager in each VMware Cloud Foundation instance.

Deployment Type

You place the vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager instance in each VMware Cloud Foundation instance, on a specific NSX segment. This configuration provides a consistent deployment model for management applications and central life cycle management of all vRealize Suite products and supports growth to a multi-instance design.

To accomplish this design objective, you use the following components:

Table 1. Design Decisions on the Deployment Model for vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager

Decision ID

Design Decision

Design

Justification

Design

Implication

VCF-VRS-vRSLCM-CFG-001

Deploy a vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager instance in the management domain of the first VMware Cloud Foundation instance to provide life cycle management for the following components:

  • Clustered Workspace ONE Access

  • vRealize Operations Manager

  • vRealize Automation

  • vRealize Log Insight

Provides life cycle management operations for vRealize Suite applications and the clustered Workspace ONE Access that provide functionality across VMware Cloud Foundation instances.

You must ensure that the required resources are available.

VCF-VRS-vRSLCM-CFG-002

In each additional VMware Cloud Foundation instance, deploy a vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager instance in the management domain to provide life cycle management for the following components:

  • vRealize Log Insight

Provides life cycle management operations in VMware Cloud Foundation mode for vRealize Suite application components that are isolated to the specific VMware Cloud Foundation instance.

You must ensure the required resources are available.

VCF-VRS-vRSLCM-CFG-003

Protect vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager by using vSphere High Availability.

Supports the availability objectives for vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager without requiring manual intervention during a failure event.

None.

VCF-VRS-vRSLCM-CFG-004

Deploy vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager by using SDDC Manager.

  • Deploys vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager in VMware Cloud Foundation mode, which enables the integration with the SDDC Manager inventory for product deployment and life cycle management of vRealize Suite components.

  • Automatically configures the standalone Tier-1 gateway required for load balancing the clustered Workspace ONE Access and vRealize Suite components. See Load Balancing.

None.

Deployment of vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager for Multiple Availability Zones

In an environment with a stretched management cluster, the vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager appliance runs in the first availability zone. If a failure in occurs in the first availability zone, the vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager appliance is failed over to the second availability zone.

Table 2. Design Decisions on the Deployment of vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager for Multiple Availability Zones

Decision ID

Design Decision

Design

Justification

Design

Implication

VCF-VRS-vRSLCM-CFG-005

Add the vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager appliance to the VM group for first availability zone.

Ensures that, by default, the vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager appliance is powered on a host in the first availability zone.

If vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager is deployed after the creation of the stretched management cluster, you must add the vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager appliance to the VM group manually.

Sizing Compute and Storage Resources

The vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager appliance has the following resource specification:
Table 3. Compute and Storage Resource Specification of vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager

Attribute

Appliance

CPU

2 vCPUs

Memory

6 GB

Storage

  • 78 GB (thick provisioned)

  • 100 GB (added by SDDC Manager for product binaries)

Before you deploy vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager, consider the storage required for the following content:

  • Product support for install, upgrade, patch, and support pack binaries

  • Application and operating system logs

  • Content management

    Note:

    Content management is out of scope of this design.

Table 4. Design Decisions on Sizing vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager

Decision ID

Design Decision

Design

Justification

Design

Implication

VCF-VRS-vRSLCM-CFG-006

Increase the initial storage of the vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager appliance with 100 GB.

Provides support for vRealize Suite product binaries (install, upgrade, and patch) and content management.

You must allocate sufficient storage to accommodate this increase.