After deploying the vRealize Automation proxy agents, set up anti-affinity rules.

About this task

A VM-Host anti-affinity (or affinity) rule specifies a relationship between a group of virtual machines and a group of hosts. Anti-affinity rules force specified virtual machines to remain apart during failover actions, and are a requirement for high availability.


  1. Log in to 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.



      User name




  2. From the Home page, click Hosts and Clusters.
  3. Under lax01m01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local, click lax01-m01dc, and click lax01-m01-mgmt01.
  4. Click the Configure tab and under Configuration, select VM/Host Rules.
  5. Under VM/Host Rules, click Add to create a virtual machine anti-affinity rule.
  6. In the Create VM/Host Rule dialog box, specify the first rule for the vRealize Automation virtual appliances.
    1. In the Name text box, enter anti-affinity-rule-vra-ias.
    2. Select the Enable rule check box.
    3. Select Separate Virtual Machines from the Type drop-down menu.
    4. Click Add, select the lax01ias01a.lax01.rainpole.local and lax01ias01b.lax01.rainpole.local virtual machines, click OK, and click OK.