The Cloud-Based Automation for VMware Cloud Foundation validated solution has objectives to deliver prescriptive content about the solution so that it is fast to deploy and is suitable for use in production environments.

VMware Validated Solution Objective


Main objective

Establish a cloud-based infrastructure automation platform that delivers an agnostic self-service catalog for VMware Cloud Foundation environments.

VMware Cloud Foundation architecture support

  • vSAN ReadyNodes

    • Standard

  • VxRail Nodes

    • Standard

For questions related to consolidated architecture support, see Frequently Asked Questions - Cloud-Based Automation for VMware Cloud Foundation.

Workload domain type support

  • Management workload domain

  • Virtual infrastructure (VI) workload domain

Scope of guidance

  • Detailed design for solution components.

  • Implementation guidance for solution components

  • Operational guidance for the solution components, such as operational verification, password management, and certificate management.

  • Solution interoperability with other solution components, such as monitoring and alerting, logging, data protection, and life cycle management.

Scope of implementation

Configuration of solution components:

  • VMware Aria Automation

    • VMware Aria Automation Assembler

    • VMware Aria Automation Service Broker

Installation and configuration of solution components:

  • VMware Cloud Proxy™ for VMware Aria Automation

  • VMware Extensibility Proxy™ for VMware Aria Automation

  • VMware Aria VMware Aria Automation Orchestrator™ - Embedded within the Extensibility Proxy

Cloud type

Hybrid cloud

  • Support for private cloud automation on VMware Cloud Foundation



Authentication, authorization, and access control

  • Use of roles for least-privilege access control.

  • Use of service accounts and least-privilege access control for solution integration.

Certificate signing

Certificates are signed by a certificate authority (CA) that consists of a root and intermediate certificate authority layers.

For general questions, see FAQ - VMware Validated Solutions.