The vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager appliance is deployed on an existing VMware Validated Design for the Software-Defined Data Center environment. As part of the appliance deployment, you specify storage, networking, and other key appliance attributes.

Prerequisites

Before deploying the vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager appliance, you must complete deployment of the foundation Software-Defined Data Center.

Note:

This guide refers to SDDC components based on the VMware Validated Design for Software-Defined Data Center. See Virtual Infrastructure Deployment in the Deployment for Region A document at https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-Validated-Design/4.2/com.vmware.vvd.sddc-deploya.doc/GUID-657DB777-D919-4C23-BA5E-B98D8A91CA8B.html.

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, select Global Inventory Lists > vCenter Servers.
  3. Right-click sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local and select Deploy OVF Template.
  4. On the Select template page, select Local file, browse to the location of the vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager OVA file, and click Next.
  5. On the Select name and location page, enter the following information, and click Next.

    Setting

    Value

    Name

    vrs01lcm01

    Select a folder or datacenter

    sfo01-m01fd-mgmt

  6. On the Select a resource page, select sfo01-m01-mgmt01 and click Next.
  7. On the Review details page, review the virtual appliance details, such as product, version, download size, and size on disk, and then click Next.
  8. On the Accept license agreements page, read and accept the End User License Agreement, and click Next.
  9. On the Select storage page, select the datastore.
    1. From the Select virtual disk format drop-down menu, select Thin Provision.
    2. From the VM storage policy drop-down menu, select vSAN Default Storage Policy.
    3. From the datastore table, select the sfo01-m01-vsan01 vSAN datastore and click Next.
  10. On the Select networks page, select the distributed port group that ends with Mgmt-xRegion01-VXLAN from the Destination Network drop-down menu and click Next.
  11. On the Customize template page, configure the following values and click Next.

    Option

    Value

    Hostname

    vrs01lcm01.rainpole.local

    Join the VMware Customer Experience Improvement Program

    Selected

    Common Name

    vrs01lcm01.rainpole.local

    Country Code

    US

    Organization Name

    Rainpole

    Organization Unit

    Rainpole

    Default Gateway

    192.168.11.1

    Domain Name

    rainpole.local

    Domain Name Servers

    172.16.11.4,172.16.11.5

    Domain Name Path

    rainpole.local,sfo01.rainpole.local

    Network 1 IP Address

    192.168.11.20

    Network 1 Netmask

    255.255.255.0

  12. On the Ready to complete page, click Finish and wait for process to complete.
  13. Power on vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager appliance.
    1. From the Home menu, select Hosts and Clusters .
    2. Expand the sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local tree, select the vrs01lcm01 virtual machine, and click Power on.