After you integrate VMware Aria Operations into the VMware Cloud Foundation environment, you can use the VMware Aria Operations to direct workload placement.

UI Procedure

  1. Log in to the VMware Aria Automation cloud services console at https://<aria_automation_cluster_fqdn>/csp/gateway/portal with a user assigned the Assembler administrator service role.
  2. Under My services​​, click Assembler​​.
  3. Click the Infrastructure tab.
  4. In the left pane, select Configure > Cloud zones.
  5. On the Cloud zones page, click Open in the card of the cloud zone for the region.

  6. On the Summary tab, update these settings, and click Save.
    Setting Value
    Placement policy


  7. Repeat this procedure for each cloud zone.

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 = ""
    $sddcManagerUser = "administrator@vsphere.local"
    $sddcManagerPass = "VMw@re1!"
    $sddcDomainName = "sfo-w01"
    $configUser = "configadmin"
    $configPass = "VMw@re1!"
  3. Perform the configuration by running the command in the PowerShell console.

    Update-vRACloudAccountZone -server $sddcManagerFqdn -user $sddcManagerUser -pass $sddcManagerPass -domain $sddcDomainName -vraUser $configUser -vraPass $configPass -placementPolicy SPREAD