You deploy vRealize Automation in a single region to manage both Region A and Region B, as well as the ROBO locations.

Centralized management of these sites is performed to reduce operational overhead and simplify automation support for IT services. Proxy Agents are deployed to each ROBO location being managed, these ROBO locations do not require a full vRealize Automation deployment.

This design only applies to the vRealize Automation requirements at the ROBO location.

Table: Cloud Management Platform Elements

Element

Location

Component

vRealize Automation virtual appliance

Hub

  • vRealize Automation Portal Web/Application Server

  • vRealize Automation PostgreSQL Database

  • vRealize Automation service catalog

  • VMware Identity Manager

vRealize Automation IaaS components

Hub

  • vRealize Automation IaaS Web Server

  • vRealize Automation IaaS Manager Services

Distributed execution components

Hub

  • vRealize Automation Distributed Execution Managers.

    • Orchestrator

    • Workers

Integration components

Hub

ROBO

  • vRealize Automation Agent machines

vRealize Orchestrator components

Hub

  • vRealize Orchestrator virtual appliances

Provisioning infrastructure

Hub

ROBO

  • vSphere environment

  • Other supported physical, virtual, or cloud environments.

Costing components

Hub

ROBO

  • vRealize Business for Cloud Standard server (Hub only)

  • vRealize Business for Cloud Standard data collector

Supporting infrastructure

Hub

ROBO

  • Microsoft SQL database environment (hub only)

  • Active Directory environment

  • DNS

  • SMTP

  • NTP

For more information on the complete design and configuration steps required to stand up the vRealize Automation instance, please see the VMware Validated Design for SDDC.

Note:

As workloads and the number of ROBO sites increase, it is possible a single vRealize Automation platform will be unable to handle all of the required operations. Additional vRealize Automation instances may be required to support additional ROBO sites. Additional vRealize Automation platforms should be deployed at the appropriate hub as per the VMware Validated Design for SDDC and protected to the recovery region.