vRealize Automation requires several Windows virtual machines to act as IaaS components in a distributed configuration. These redundant components provide high availability for the vRealize Automation infrastructure features.

About this task

To facilitate cloning, this design uses the vra7-proxy-agent-template image customization specification template and the windows-2012r2-64 VM template. Two virtual machines that run on Windows will be required to install vRealize Automation Proxy Agents in Region B. Repeat this procedure twice by using the information in the following table to create two VMs.

Name for Virtual Machines

NetBIOS name

vCenter Folder

IP

vCPU number

Memory Size

Image Customization Specification Template

Network

lax01ias01a.lax01.rainpole.local

lax01ias01a

lax01-m01fd-vraias

192.168.32.52

2

4 GB

vra7-proxy-agent-template

vxw-dvs-xxxx-Mgmt-RegionB01-VXLAN

lax01ias01b.lax01.rainpole.local

lax01ias01b

lax01-m01fd-vraias

192.168.32.53

2

4 GB

vra7-proxy-agent-template

vxw-dvs-xxxx-Mgmt-RegionB01-VXLAN

Prerequisites

Verify that you have created the Windows 2012 R2 VM template windows2012r2-template.

Procedure

  1. Log in to the Management vCenter Server by using the vSphere Web Client.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://lax01m01vc01.lax01.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. Click the lax01m01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local instance.
  3. Select VM Templates in Folders, and from the VM Templates in Folders pane, right-click the IaaS windows template windows2012r2-template and select New VM from this Template.
  4. On the Select a name and folder page of the Deploy From Template wizard, specify a name and location for the virtual machine. 
    1. Enter lax01ias01a.lax01.rainpole.local in the Enter a name for the virtual machine  text box.
    2. In the Select a location for the virtual machine pane, select the lax01-m01fd-vraias folder in the lax01-m01dc datacenter under lax01m01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local, and click Next
  5. On the Select a compute resource page, select lax01-m01-mgmt01 and click Next.
  6. On the Select storage page, select the datastore on which to create the virtual machine's disks.
    1. Select vSAN Default Storage Policy from the VM Storage Policy drop-down menu.
    2. Select the lax01-m01-vsan01 vSAN datastore from the datastore table and click Next.
  7. On the Select Clone options page, select the Customize the operating system check box, and click Next.
  8. On the Customize guest OS page, select the vra7-proxy-agent-template from the table, and click Next
  9. On the User Settings page, enter the following values, and click Next.

    Setting

    Value

    NetBIOS name

    lax01ias01a

    IPv4 address

    192.168.32.52

    IPv4 subnet mask

    255.255.255.0

  10. On the Ready to Complete page, review your settings and click Finish.

    When the deployment of the virtual machine completes, you can customize the virtual machine.

  11. In the Navigator, select VMs and Templates.
  12. Right-click the lax01ias01a.lax01.rainpole.local virtual machine and select Edit Settings.
  13. Click Virtual Hardware and configure the settings for CPU, Memory, and the Network adapter 1.
    1. Select 2 from the CPU drop-down menu.
    2. Set the Memory settings to 4096 MB.
    3. Expand Network adapter 1 and select vxw-dvs-xxxx-Mgmt-RegionB01-VXLAN from the drop-down menu and click OK.
  14. Right-click the virtual machine lax01ias01a.lax01.rainpole.local, and select Power >  Power on.
  15. From the Virtual Machine Console, verify that lax01ias01.lax01.rainpole.local reboots, and uses the configuration settings that you specified.

    After the Windows customization process completes, a clean desktop appears.

  16. Log in to the Windows operating system and perform final verification and customization.
    1. Verify that the IP address, computer name, and domain are correct.
    2. Verify the the vRealize Automation service account svc-vra@rainpole.local has been added to the Local Administrators Group.
  17. Repeat this procedure to deploy and configure the remaining virtual machine.