Before deploying VMware Aria Automation by using VMware Aria Suite Lifecycle, you must add the password for the VMware Aria Automation appliance root user to the VMware Aria Suite Lifecycle locker. Additionally, if you have not created the VMware Aria Suite Lifecycle cross-instance environment as part of another validated solution, before creating the cross-instance environment for VMware Aria Automation, you must add the password for the environment admin account to the locker.

VMware Aria Suite Lifecycle uses the VMware Aria Automation root password only for the VMware Aria Automation deployment. After deploying VMware Aria Automation in a VMware Aria Suite Lifecycle logical environment configured for VMware Cloud Foundation mode, the root password for the VMware Aria Automation appliances is managed by SDDC Manager. See Password Management for Private Cloud Automation for VMware Cloud Foundation.

If you have a VMware Aria Operations implementation in your VMware Cloud Foundation environment as another validated solution, you already added the admin password for the VMware Aria Suite Lifecycle cross-instance environment.

UI Procedure

  1. Log in to VMware Aria Suite Lifecycle at https://<aria_suite_lifecycle_fqdn> as vcfadmin@local.
  2. On the My services page, click Locker.
  3. In the navigation pane, click Passwords.

  4. On the Passwords page, click Add.

  5. On the Add password page, configure the settings according to your VMware Cloud Foundation Planning and Preparation Workbook and click Add.

  6. If you have not integrated VMware Aria Operations as another validated solution, repeat the procedure for the admin password for the VMware Aria Suite Lifecycle cross-instance environment.

PowerShell Procedure

  1. Start PowerShell.

  2. Replace the values in the sample code with values from your VMware Cloud Foundation Planning and Preparation Workbook and run the commands in the PowerShell console.

    $sddcManagerFqdn = "sfo-vcf01.sfo.rainpole.io"
    $sddcManagerUser = "administrator@vsphere.local"
    $sddcManagerPass = "VMw@re1!"
    
    $rootPasswordAlias = "xint-vra-root"
    $rootPassword = "VMw@re1!"
    $rootUserName = "root"
    
  3. If you have not integrated VMware Aria Operations as another validated solution, replace the values in the sample code with values for the admin password of the VMware Aria Suite Lifecycle cross-instance environment from your VMware Cloud Foundation Planning and Preparation Workbook and run the commands in the PowerShell console.

    $xintPasswordAlias = "xint-env-admin"
    $xintPassword = "VMw@re1!"
    $xintUserName = "admin"
  4. Perform the configuration for the VMware Aria Automation root password by running the command in the PowerShell console.

    New-vRSLCMLockerPassword -server $sddcManagerFqdn -user $sddcManagerUser -pass $sddcManagerPass -alias $rootPasswordAlias -password $rootPassword -userName $rootUserName
  5. If you have not integrated VMware Aria Operations as another validated solution, perform the configuration for the admin password of the VMware Aria Suite Lifecycle cross-instance environment.
    New-vRSLCMLockerPassword -server $sddcManagerFqdn -user $sddcManagerUser -pass $sddcManagerPass -alias $xintPasswordAlias -password $xintPassword -userName $xintUserName