Configure the deployment for VMware Aria Automation in a VMware Aria Suite Lifecycle logical environment configured for VMware Cloud Foundation mode.

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 Lifecycle operations.
  3. Add the Load Balancer for VMware Aria Automation.

    1. In the left pane, click Settings and click the Load Balancer card.

    2. On the Load Balancer page, click Add Load Balancer.

    3. In the Add Load Balancer dialog box, configure the following setting, configure the remaining settings according to your VMware Cloud Foundation Planning and Preparation Workbook, and click Add.

      Setting

      Value

      Controller type

      VMware Cloud Foundation managed NSX-T

  4. Reuse or create the cross-instance environment.

    • If you have a VMware Aria Operations implementation in your VMware Cloud Foundation environment as another validated solution, in the left navigation pane, click Environments, in the card of the cross-instance environment with VMware Aria Operations, click the horizontal ellipsis, and select Add product.
    • If you don't have a VMware Aria Operations implementation in your VMware Cloud Foundation environment as another validated solution, in the left navigation pane, click Create environment, enter your values from the VMware Cloud Foundation Planning and Preparation Workbook, configure the following settings, and click Next.

      Setting

      Value

      Activate SDDC Manager integration

      Enabled

      JSON configuration

      Disabled

      Join the VMware Customer Experience Improvement Program

      Selected

      Note:

      When you activate the VMware Cloud Foundation mode, you initialize the creation of the NSX load balancer for VMware Aria Automation and you provide the password management and the product visibility in SDDC Manager.

  5. On the Select product page, select the check box for VMware Aria Automation, configure these settings, and click Next.

    Setting Value
    Installation type New install
    Version Select the compatible version from the VMware Cloud Foundation release.
    Deployment type Cluster
    Note:

    VMware Cloud Foundation mode supports only the VMware Aria Automation cluster deployment type.

  6. On the End user license agreement page, agree to license agreement, and click Next.

  7. On the License page, select or add the VMware Aria Suite or VMware Aria Automation license, click Validate association, and click Next.

    • To select the license from the locker, click Select, select the license alias and click Update.

    • To add the license, click Add, enter the license alias and key, click Validate, and click Add.

  8. On the Certificate page, from the Select certificate drop-down menu, select the VMware Aria Automation certificate and click Next.

  9. On the Infrastructure page, configure the following settings, configure the remaining settings according to your VMware Cloud Foundation Planning and Preparation Workbook, and click Next.

    Setting Value
    Select resource pool N/A
    Select disk mode Thin
    Use content library Disabled
    Note:

    The resource pool setting is applicable for VMware Cloud Foundation consolidated management and VI workload domain consumption model.

  10. On the Network page, review the settings and click Next.

  11. On the Products page, configure the deployment properties of VMware Aria Automation and click Next.
    1. In the Product properties panel, configure the following settings and enter your values from the VMware Cloud Foundation Planning and Preparation Workbook.
      Setting Value

      Monitor with Operations

      Selected

      Integrate with SDDC Manager

      Deselected

      Internal pods and services configuration
      • If the default subnets for the Kubernetes cluster and service IP ranges do not conflict with the existing subnets in your organization, select Use default.
      • If the default subnets for the Kubernetes cluster and service IP ranges conflict with existing subnets in your organization, select Use custom and reconfigure the Kubernetes ranges.
      Pendo setting Off
    2. In the Cluster virtual IP panel, select VMware Cloud Foundation managed NSX-T from the Controller Type drop down, select the FQDN from the drop down which was added earlier as part of the add Load Balancer procedure.

    3. In the Components panel, configure the settings for each VMware Aria Automation node according to your values in the VMware Cloud Foundation Planning and Preparation Workbook and click Next.
  12. On the Precheck page, click Run precheck.
  13. After all prechecks finish with a Passed messages and click Next.

  14. On the Summary page, review the configuration details.

  15. Click Submit.

  16. On the Request details, monitor the deployment progress until all stages become Completed.

  17. On the Summary page, review the deployment specification and click Submit.

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!"
    
    $workbook = "F:\vvs\pnp\pnpWorkbook.xlsx"
    $pcaJsonSpec = "F:\vvs\generatedJsons\pcaJsonSpec.json"
    
  3. Perform the configuration by running the command in the PowerShell console.

    Export-PcaJsonSpec -workbook $workbook -jsonFile $pcaJsonSpec
    
    New-vRADeployment -server $sddcManagerFqdn -user $sddcManagerUser -pass $sddcManagerPass -jsonFile $pcaJsonSpec