The Cloud Management Platform (CMP) consists of integrated products that support the management of public, private and hybrid cloud environments. The VMware CMP consists of vRealize Automation, an embedded vRealize Orchestrator, and vRealize Business for Cloud.
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vRealize Automation incorporates virtual machine provisioning and a self-service portal. vRealize Business enables billing and chargeback functions. vRealize Orchestrator provides workflow optimization. The following procedures describe the validated flow of installation and configuration for the first site in the enterprise.
Prerequisites for Cloud Management Platform Implementation in Region A Verify that the following configurations are established prior to beginning the Cloud Management Platform procedures.
Configure Service Account Privileges in Region A For you to provision virtual machines and logical networks, configure privileges for vRealize Automation for the service account email@example.com on both the Compute vCenter Server and the Compute Cluster NSX instance.
vRealize Automation Installation in Region A A vRealize Automation installation includes installing and configuring single sign-on (SSO) capabilities, the user interface portal, and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) components.
vRealize Automation Default Tenant Configuration in Region A In shared cloud environments, where multiple companies, divisions or independent groups are using a common infrastructure fabric, it is necessary to set up virtual private clouds where authentication, resources, policy are customized to the needs of each group. Tenants are useful for isolating the users, resources and services of one tenant from those of other tenants.
vRealize Automation Tenant Creation in Region A You create additional vRealize Automation tenants so that users can access the applications and resources that they need to complete their work assignments.
Embedded vRealize Orchestrator Configuration in Region A VMware Embedded vRealize Orchestrator is a platform that provides a library of extensible workflows to allow you to create and run automated, configurable processes to manage the VMware vSphere infrastructure as well as other VMware and third-party technologies.
vRealize Business Installation in Region A vRealize Business is an IT financial management tool that provides transparency and control over the costs and quality of IT services, enabling alignment with the business and acceleration of IT transformation.
Cloud Management Platform Post-Installation Tasks in Region A After you deploy vRealize Automation and vRealize Orchestrator, you create anti-affinity rules to enable HA protection for both services, enable health monitors to check the health status of individual servers, and remove the snapshots created during the vRealize Automation installation.
Content Library Configuration in Region A Content libraries are container objects for VM templates, vApp templates, and other types of files. vSphere administrators can use the templates in the library to deploy virtual machines and vApps in the vSphere inventory. Sharing templates and files across multiple vCenter Server instances in same or different locations brings out consistency, compliance, efficiency, and automation in deploying workloads at scale.
Tenant Content Creation in Region A In order to provision virtual machines in the Compute vCenter, the tenant must be configured to utilize compute resources within vCenter Server.