The vRealize Automation appliance is a pre-configured virtual appliance that contains the vRealize Automation server.

About this task

The server includes the vRealize Automation appliance product console, which provides a single portal for self-service provisioning and management of cloud services, authoring, administration, and governance.

During deployment of the virtual appliance, a PostgreSQL appliance database is created automatically on the first vRealize Automation appliance. A replica database can be installed on a second vRealize Automation appliance to create a high-availability environment.

Setting

Values for Host A

Name

vra01svr01a.rainpole.local

Select a folder or datacenter

sfo01-w01fd-vra

Network

Mgmt-xRegion01-VXLAN (192.168.11.x)

Cluster

sfo01-w01-consolidated01

Virtual Disk Format

Thin provision

VM Storage Policy

vSAN Default Storage Policy

Datastore

sfo01-w01-vsan01

Enable SSH service in the appliance

Selected

Hostname

vra01svr01a.rainpole.local

Initial Root Password

vra_appA_root_password

Default gateway 

192.168.11.1

Domain Name

rainpole.local

Domain Name Servers

172.16.11.4,172.16.11.5

Domain Search Path

rainpole.local,sfo01.rainpole.local

Network 1 IP Address

192.168.11.51

Network 1 Netmask

255.255.255.0

Procedure

  1. Log in to vCenter Server by using the vSphere Web Client.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://sfo01w01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local/vsphere-client.
    2. Log in using the following credentials.

      Setting

      Value

      User name

      administrator@vsphere.local

      Password

      vsphere_admin_password

  2. In the Navigator pane, select Global Inventory Lists > vCenter Servers.
  3. Right-click the sfo01w01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local object and select Deploy OVF Template.
  4. On the Select template page, select Local file, browse to the location of the vRealize Automation Virtual Machine Template file on your file system, and click Next.
  5. On the Select name and folder page, enter the following information, and click Next.

    Setting

    Value

    Name

    vra01svr01a.rainpole.local

    Select a folder or datacenter

    sfo01-w01fd-vra

  6. On the Select a Resource page, select sfo01-w01-consolidated01 > sfo01-w01rp-sddc-mgmt and click Next.
  7. On the Review details page, click Next.
  8. On the Accept license agreements page, click Accept, and then click Next.
  9. On the Select storage page, select the datastore.
    1. Select Thin Provision from the Select virtual disk format drop-down menu.
    2. Select vSAN Default Storage Policy from the VM storage policy drop-down menu.
    3. From the datastore table, select the sfo01-w01-vsan01 vSAN datastore and click Next.
  10. On the Select Networks page, select the distributed port group that ends with Mgmt-xRegion01-VXLAN from the Destination Network drop-down menu and click Next.
  11. On the Customize template page, configure the following values and click Next.

    Setting

    Value

    Enable SSH service in the appliance

    Selected

    Hostname

    vra01svr01a.rainpole.local

    Initial Root Password

    vra_appA_root_password

    Default gateway

    192.168.11.1

    Domain Name

    rainpole.local

    Domain Name Servers

    172.16.11.4,172.16.11.5

    Domain Search Path

    rainpole.local,sfo01.rainpole.local

    Network 1 IP Address

    192.168.11.51

    Network 1 Netmask

    255.255.255.0

  12. On the Ready to complete page, review the configuration settings you specified and click Finish.
  13. Click vCenter server sfo01w01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local. Select VMs tab. Type vra01svr01 in the search text box.
  14. Select virtual machine vra01svr01a.rainpole.local and click Power On icon.

    Wait until the vRealize Automation appliance virtual machine is completely powered on. This may take several minutes.

  15. From the Virtual Machine Console, verify that vra01svr01a.rainpole.local uses the configuration settings you specified.