VMware vRealize Business allows users to gain greater visibility into the financial aspects of their cloud infrastructure, and lets them optimize and improve these operations.

About this task

You deploy two instances of vRealize Business, a server and a data collector. Repeat this procedure twice to deploy the two appliances.

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. Click Hosts and Clusters and navigate to the sfo01w01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local vCenter Server object. 
  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 Business virtual appliance .ova file on your file system, and click Next.
  5. On the Select name and location page, enter the following information for the respective appliance that you deploy and click Next.

    Setting

    Value for Server

    Value for Data Collector

    Name

    vrb01svr01.rainpole.local

    sfo01vrbc01.sfo01.rainpole.local

    Select a datacenter or folder

    sfo01-w01fd-vra

    sfo01-w01fd-vraias

  6. On the Select a resource page, select the sfo01-w01rp-sddc-mgmt resource pool and click Next.
  7. On the Review details page, examine the virtual appliance details, such as product, version, download and disk size, and click Next.
  8. On the Accept license agreements page, accept the end user license agreements and 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 appropriate network from the Destination drop-down menu, and click Next.

    Setting

    Value for Server

    Value for Data Collector

    Network 1

    Ends with Mgmt-xRegion01-VXLAN

    Ends with Mgmt-RegionA01-VXLAN

  11. On the Customize template page, configure the following values and click Next.

    Setting

    Values for Server

    Values for Data Collector

    Currency

    USD

    USD

    Enable SSH service

    Selected

    Selected

    Enable Server

    Selected

    Deselected

    Join the VMware Customer Experience Improvement Program

    Selected

    Selected

    Root user password

    vrb_server_root_password

    vrb_collector_root_password

    Default Gateway 

    192.168.11.1

    192.168.31.1

    Domain Name

    vrb01svr01.rainpole.local

    sfo01vrbc01.sfo01.rainpole.local

    Domain Name Servers

    172.16.11.4,172.16.11.5

    172.16.11.5,172.16.11.4

    Domain Search Path

    rainpole.local,sfo01.rainpole.local

    sfo01.rainpole.local

    Network 1 IP Address

    192.168.11.66

    192.168.31.54

    Network 1 Netmask

    255.255.255.0

    255.255.255.0

  12. On the Ready to complete page, review the configuration settings you specified and



    click Finish.
  13. Change the vRealize Business virtual appliance memory size.
    1. Right-click the virtual machine and select Edit Settings. Click Virtual Hardware, enter the following value for Memory, and click OK.

      Setting

      Value for Server

      Value for Data Collector

      vRealize Business virtual appliance

      vrb01svr01.rainpole.local

      sfo01vrbc01.sfo01.rainpole.local

      Memory

      8 GB

      2 GB

  14. Navigate to the new appliance and power on the VM.
  15. Repeat this procedure to deploy the vRealize Business data collector sfo01vrbc01.sfo01.rainpole.local.