You deploy vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager in VMware Cloud Foundation mode by using SDDC Manager. After that, you perform the necessary post-deployment configurations.

By default, VMware Cloud Foundation uses NSX to create NSX segments and deploys vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager and the vRealize Suite products to these NSX segments. Starting with VMware Cloud Foundation 4.3, NSX segments are no longer configured during the management domain bring-up process, but instead are configured using the SDDC Manager UI. The new process offers the choice of using either overlay-backed or VLAN-backed segments. See Deploying Application Virtual Networks in VMware Cloud Foundation.

vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager runs in VMware Cloud Foundation mode, the integration ensures awareness between the two components. You launch the deployment of vRealize Suite products from the SDDC Manager UI and are redirected to the vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager UI where you complete the deployment process.


  • Download the VMware Software Install Bundle for vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager from the VMware Depot to the local bundle repository. See Downloading Bundles.

  • Allocate an IP address for the vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager virtual appliance on the cross-instance NSX segment and prepare both forward (A) and reverse (PTR) DNS records.

  • Allocate an IP address for the NSX standalone Tier-1 Gateway on the cross-instance NSX segment. This address is used for the service interface of the standalone NSX Tier 1 Gateway created during the deployment. The Tier 1 Gateway is used for load-balancing of specific vRealize Suite products and Workspace ONE Access.

  • Ensure you have enough storage capacity:

    • Required storage: 178 GB

    • Virtual disk provisioning: Thin

  • Verify that the management domain vCenter Server is operational.

  • Verify that NSX Manager is operational.

  • Verify the Prerequisite Checklist sheet in the Planning and Preparation Workbook.