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 and multi-cloud environments.

VMware Cloud Foundation architecture support

  • vSAN ReadyNodes

    • Standard

  • VxRail Nodes

    • Standard

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:

  • vRealize Automation Cloud

    • VMware Cloud Assembly

    • VMware Service Broker

Installation and configuration of solution components:

  • VMware Cloud Proxy™ for vRealize Automation Cloud™

  • VMware Extensibility Proxy™ for vRealize Automation Cloud™

  • vRealize Orchestrator (Embedded within the Cloud 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.