Proxy agents are required so vRealize Automation can communicate with vCenter Server instances. For every vCenter Server instance that will be a target for vRealize Automation, deploy at least two proxy agents. 

About this task

Repeat this procedure twice to install the IaaS proxy Agent on the Windows virtual machines lax01ias01a.lax01.rainpole.local and lax01ias01b.lax01.rainpole.local.

Procedure

  1. Log in to the lax01ias01a.lax01.rainpole.local virtual machine console using the vRealize Automation service account.

    Setting

    Value

    Username

    Rainpole\svc-vra

    Password

    svc-vra_password

  2. Open a Web browser and go to https://vra01svr01a.rainpole.local:5480/installer.
  3. Click the IaaS Installer link and save the installer with its default file name.
  4. Right-click the installer file and select Run as administrator.
  5. On the Welcome page, click Next.
  6. On the License page, click I accept the terms in the license agreement and click Next.
  7. On the Log In page, configure the following settings, and click Next

    Setting

    Value

    Appliance host name

    vra01svr01a.rainpole.local:5480

    User name

    root

    Password

    root_password

    Accept Certificate

    Selected

  8. On the Installation Type page, select Custom Install, select Proxy Agents, and click Next.
  9. On the Server and Account Settings page, configure the following settings and click Next

    Setting

    Value

    Local server

    Use the default host name

    User name

    RAINPOLE\svc-vra

    Password

    svc-vra_password

  10. On the Install Proxy Agent page, configure the following values, click Test to test the host connectivity, and click Add.
    Note:

    If the Root CA certificate was used to sign the vRealize Automation certificate, is not be trusted by Proxy Agent Windows virtual machines. The Root CA certificate must be imported as the Trusted Root Certification Authority before you begin installation of the Proxy Agent.

    Setting

    Value

    Agent type

    vSphere

    Agent name

    VSPHERE-AGENT-51

    Manager Service Host

    vra01ims01.rainpole.local

    Model Manager Web Service Host

    vra01iws01.rainpole.local

    vSphere Endpoint

    lax01w01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local

  11. Click Next.
  12. Verify the configuration, and click Install to install the proxy agent.
  13. Click Next when the installation is completed, and click Finish to exit the wizard.
  14. Repeat the procedure for virtual machine lax01ias01b.lax01.rainpole.local to install another proxy agent for redundancy, using the following values.

    Setting

    Value

    Agent Type

    vSphere

    Agent Name

    VSPHERE-AGENT-51

    Manager Service Host name

    vra01ims01.rainpole.local

    Model Manager Web Service Host name

    vra01iws01.rainpole.local

    vSphere Endpoint

    lax01w01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local