To deploy the IT Automating IT use case, you perform pre-deployment tasks that include installing the SDDC foundation. Then you deploy the applications needed by this solution path using the vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager GUI or by importing a JSON file. After that, you can select from the use cases in the Scenarios guide for the VMware Validated Design for IT Automating IT and follow the step-by-step instructions in that document.

About this task

Figure 1. vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager Solution Path for IT Automating IT




Procedure

  1. As your basis, you deploy the virtual infrastructure, as discussed in Deployment for Region A at http://pubs.vmware.com/vmware-validated-design-41/topic/com.vmware.vvd.sddc-deploya.doc/GUID-657DB777-D919-4C23-BA5E-B98D8A91CA8B.html.
    1. Install and Configure ESXi Hosts.
    2. Deploy and Configure the Platform Services Controller and vCenter Server Component
    3. Deploy and Configure the Management Cluster NSX Instance
    4. Deploy and Configure the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster Components
    5. Deploy and Configure Shared Edge and Compute Cluster NSX Instance
    6. Replace Certificates

    In the Deployment for Region A guide, each task is for Region A. Because this is a single-region deployment, we use the Region A tasks.

    Note:

    The VMware Validated Design for the Software-Defined Data Center Deployment for Region A includes vSphere Data Protection. That product is not needed here.

  2. Deploy the vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager appliance, upload the OVA file for your use case, and complete certificate setup.
  3. Perform pre-deployment tasks for the products that are used by this use case.
    1. Pre-deployment Tasks for vRealize Automation.
    2. Pre-Deployment Tasks for vRealize Operations Manager.
    3. Pre-Deployment Tasks for vRealize Log Insight.
      Note:

      No other pre-deployment tasks are required for this use case. Not all of the products require pre-deployment tasks.

  4. Deploy the required products by running the installation wizard or by using the JSON file.
  5. Replace certificate for the products that this use case uses:
    1. Perform certificate replacement for vRealize Automation suite of products, which includes vRealize Orchestrator and vRealize Business for Cloud.
    2. Perform certificate replacement for vRealize Operations Manager.
    3. Perform certificate replacement for vRealize Log Insight.
  6. Perform post-deployment tasks for the products that this use case uses:
    1. Perform post-deployment tasks for the vRealize Automation suite of products, which includes vRealize Orchestrator and vRealize Business for Cloud.
    2. Perform post-deployment tasks for vRealize Operations Manager.
    3. Perform post-deployment tasks for vRealize Log Insight.
  7. Select one or more of the scenarios for IT Automating IT and implement them.