Before you can trigger a use case deployment by using vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager, you download product OVAs and create mappings between each product and the associated OVA.

About this task

You can download product OVAs in the following ways:

  • Manual download.

  • Download directly from MyVMware into vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager.

This design explains how to perform the task with a manual download.

Prerequisites

Verify that the vRealize Suite Lifecycle appliance is deployed, with SSH enabled and an SSH user password set.

Procedure

  1. Download the OVA binaries depending on the target use case.

    Use Case

    Product Name

    Product Version

    Product OVA

    Micro-Segmentation

    vRealize Log Insight

    4.5.0

    vRealize Log Insight.ova file

    IT Automating IT

    vRealize Automation

    vRealize Business for Cloud

    vRealize Log Insight

    vRealize Operations

    7.3.0

    7.3.0

    4.5.0

    6.6.1

    vRealize Automation .ova file

    vRealize Business .ova file

    vRealize Log Insight .ova file

    vRealize Operations Manager .ova file

    Intelligent Operations

    vRealize Log Insight

    vRealize Operations

    4.5.0

    6.6.1

    vRealize Log Insight .ova file

    vRealize Operations Manager .ova file

  2. Use SSH to connect to sfo01m01vrlcm01.rainpole.local, create a /data/binaries/OVA directory, and exit.
  3. Use SCP to connect to sfo01m01vrlcm01.rainpole.local and upload the product OVAs to default location (/data/binaries/OVA).
  4. Log in to the vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager Web interface.
    1. Open a Web Browser and go to https://sfo01m01vrlcm01.rainpole.local/vrlcm.
    2. Log in using following credentials:

      Setting

      Value

      User name

      admin@localhost

      Password

      vrlcm_admin_password

  5. Click Settings and click Ova Configuration.
  6. Enter the following parameter to identified the source type and click Get.

    Option

    Value

    Select OVA source location or Download OVA from My VMware

    Source Location

    Select Location Type

    Local

    Base Location

    /data/binaries/OVA

  7. Create a mapping for each OVA file associate to the use case on the table in Step 1 and click Save for each entry.

    For example, for the Micro-Segmentation use case, you add vRealize Log Insight product information.

    Option

    Value

    Product Name

    vRealize Log Insight

    Product Version

    4.5.0

    Product Binary Type

    Install

    Product Binary

    VMware-vRealize-Log-Insight-4.5.0-xxxxx.ova

  8. Repeat the process for each OVA file required by your use case.
  9. In the Navigator, click Managed Data Center and click Add Data Center (the three vertical dots on the right).
  10. In the Add Data Center dialog box, enter the following information and click Add.

    Setting

    Value

    Name

    sfo01-m01dc

    Location

    San Francisco

  11. Add the vCenter Server, as follows:
    1. Click Manage VCenters.
    2. In the Select Data Center, use the drop down and select sfo01-m01dc.
    3. Click Add vCenter.
    4. Enter the following vCenter Server information and click Submit.

      Setting

      Value

      Host Name

      sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local

      User Name

      administrator@vsphere.local

      Password

      vsphere_admin_password

      vCenter Server type

      Management

  12. In the Navigator, click Requests and validate that VC_DATA_COLLECTION for the vCenter Server shows COMPLETED.

    It may take some time for the process to complete.

    Figure 1. vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager Requests Validation




  13. Click admin@localhost and click Logout.