You can connect vRealize Automation to your cloud SDDC and create blueprints allowing users to deploy VMs.

Prerequisites

Procedure

  1. In vRealize Automation, select Infrastructure > Endpoints.
  2. Select New > Virtual > vSphere (vCenter).
  3. Specify the vCenter Server URL in the format https://fqdn/sdk.
  4. Specify the cloud admin credentials.
  5. (Optional) If you are using vRealize Automation 7.3, click Test Connection and Accept Certificate.
  6. Create a Fabric Group.
    1. Add the cloud admin as the fabric administrator.
    2. Add the default SDDC cluster Cluster-1 to the Compute Resources.

    For more information on creating a Fabric Group, see Create a Fabric Group.

  7. Create reservations for the components that the cloud admin has access to.

    Option

    Description

    Resource Pool

    Compute-ResourcePool

    Datastore

    WorkloadDatastore

    VM & Template Folder

    Workloads

    Network

    Use the logical network that you created as part of the prerequisites

  8. Create a Network Profile for the logical network you created as part of the prerequisites.

    For more information on creating a network profile, see Create a Network Profile.

  9. Create a Blueprint.

    For more information on Blueprints, see Providing Service Blueprints to Users.

What to do next

If you plan to access the Remote Console from vRealize Automation, follow the steps in Enable vRealize Automation Access to the Remote Console.