After deploying the vRealize Automation proxy agents, set up anti-affinity rules.

About this task

A VM-Host anti-affinity (or affinity) rule specifies a relationship between a group of virtual machines and a group of hosts. Anti-affinity rules force specified virtual machines to remain apart during failover actions, and are a requirement for high availability.


  1. Log in to vCenter Server by using the vSphere Web Client.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://nyc01vc01.rainpole.local/vsphere-client.
    2. Log in using the following credentials.



      User name




  2. From the Home page, click Hosts and Clusters.
  3. Under nyc01vc01.rainpole.local, click NYC01.
  4. Click the Configure tab and under Configuration, select VM/Host Rules.
  5. Under VM/Host Rules, click Add to create a virtual machine anti-affinity rule.
  6. In the Create VM/Host Rule dialog box, specify the first rule for the vRealize Automation virtual appliances.
    1. In the Name text box, enter anti-affinity-rule-vra-ias.
    2. Select the Enable rule check box.
    3. Select Separate Virtual Machines from the Type drop-down menu.
    4. Click Add, select the nyc01ias01.rainpole.local and nyc01ias02.rainpole.local virtual machines, click OK, and click OK.