You can configure new data center locations and resources in the Compute Resource menu of the vRealize Automation deployment selection screen, allowing you to more easily select new compute resources for deployment. To add a new location to the Compute Resource menu, you edit an XML file on the vRealize Automation server.

About this task

Perform this procedure for both IaaS Web server virtual machines: vra01iws01a.rainpole.local and vra01iws01b.rainpole.local.


  1. Log in to the vSphere Web Client.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local/vsphere-client.
    2. Log in using the following credentials.



    User name




  2. Open a VM console to the IaaS Web server virtual machine vra01iws01a.rainpole.local, and log in using administrator credentials.
    1. Open the file C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VCAC\Server\Website\XmlData\DataCenterLocations.xml in a text editor.
    2. Update the Data Name and Description attributes to use the following settings.

      Data Name



      San Francisco DataCenter


      Los Angeles DataCenter

  3. Save and close the file.
  4. Restart the IaaS Web server virtual machine vra01iws01a.rainpole.local.

    Wait until the virtual machine restarts and is successfully running.

  5. Repeat this procedure for the IaaS web server virtual machine vra01iws01b.rainpole.local.