Before you export the configuration of an external Orchestrator server and import it to vRealize Automation 7.3,reconfigure the load balancer to handle the traffic to the Orchestrator servers that are built in to the vRealize Automation virtual appliances.

About this task

You port the load balancing settings for vRealize Orchestrator to the vRealize Automation appliance nodes. Redefine health checks and Orchestrator pool members, and associate the new components with the vRealize Automation application profile.

Procedure

  1. Log in to vCenter Server by using 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.

      Setting

      Value

      User name

      administrator@vsphere.local

      Password

      vsphere_admin_password

  2. From the Home menu of the vSphere Web Client, select Networking & Security.
  3. In the Navigator, click NSX Edges.
  4. From the NSX Manager drop-down menu, select 172.16.11.65 and double-click the sfo01m01lb01 NSX Edge to open its network settings.
  5. Click the Manage tab and click Load Balancer.
  6. Select Service Monitoring.
    1. Click the Add icon, in the New Service Monitor dialog box, configure the values for the service monitor you are adding, and click OK.

      Setting

      Value

      Name

      vra-vro-8283-monitor

      Interval

      3

      Timeout

      10

      Max Retries

      3

      Type

      HTTPS

      Expected

      Method

      GET

      URL

      /vco-controlcenter/docs

      Send

      Receive

      Extension

  7. On the Load Balancer tab, select Pools and add a pool for Orchestrator traffic that consists of the vRealize Automation appliances.
    1. Click the Add icon, in the New Pool dialog box, configure the following values.

      Setting

      Value

      Name

      vra-vro-8283

      Algorithm

      ROUND-ROBIN

      Monitors

      NONE

    2. Under Members, click the Add icon to add the primary vRealize Automation appliance as the first pool member.
    3. In the New Member dialog box, enter the following values and click OK.

      Setting

      Value

      Name

      vra01svr01a

      IP Address/VC Container

      192.168.11.51

      State

      Enable

      Port

      8283

      Monitor Port

      8283

      Weight

      1

    4. Under Members, click the Add icon to add the secondary vRealize Automation appliance as the second pool member.
    5. In the New Member dialog box, enter the following values, and click OK.

      Setting

      Value

      Name

      vra01svr01b

      IP Address/VC Container

      192.168.11.52

      State

      Disable

      Port

      8283

      Monitor Port

      8283

      Weight

      1

    6. Click OK in the New Pool dialog box to save the server pool for traffic to the embedded Orchestrator.
  8. Select Virtual Servers and add a virtual server to associate the vRealize Automation application profile with the pool for traffic to the embedded Orchestrator.
    1. Click the Add icon .
    2. In the New Virtual Server dialog box, enter the following values, and click OK.

      Setting

      Value

      Enable Virtual server

      Selected

      Application Profile

      vRealize-https-persist

      Name

      vra-vro-8283

      Description

      Embedded vRealize Orchestrator Control Center

      IP Address

      192.168.11.53

      Protocol

      HTTPS

      Port

      8283

      Default Pool

      vra-vro-8283

  9. Repeat Step 4 to Step 8 on the lax01m01lb01 load balancer using the NSX Manager for the management cluster in Region B 172.17.11.65.
  10. Verify that the load balancer is properly configured by logging in to the Control Center of the embedded vRealize Orchestrator instance.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://vra01svr01.rainpole.local:8283/vco-controlcenter.
    2. Log in using the following credentials.

      Setting

      Value

      User name

      root

      Password

      vra_appA_root_password