vRealize Automation requires multiple Windows virtual machines to act as IaaS components in a distributed configuration.

These redundant components provide high availability for the vRealize Automation infrastructure features.

About this task

To facilitate cloning, this design uses the customization specification templates and the windows-2012r2-64 VM template. Repeat this procedure by using the information in the following table to create all needed VMs.

Name for Virtual Machine

NetBIOS name

vCenter Folder

IP

vCPU number

Memory Size

Image Customization Specification Template

Network

vra01iws01a

vra01iws01a

sfo01-m01fd-vra

192.168.11.54

2

4 GB

vra7-template

vxw-dvs-xxxx-Mgmt-xRegion01-VXLAN

vra01iws01b

vra01iws01b

sfo01-m01fd-vra

192.168.11.55

2

4 GB

vra7-template

vxw-dvs-xxxx-Mgmt-xRegion01-VXLAN

vra01ims01a

vra01ims01a

sfo01-m01fd-vra

192.168.11.57

2

4 GB

vra7-template

vxw-dvs-xxxx-Mgmt-xRegion01-VXLAN

vra01ims01b

vra01ims01b

sfo01-m01fd-vra

192.168.11.58

2

4 GB

vra7-template

vxw-dvs-xxxx-Mgmt-xRegion01-VXLAN

vra01dem01a

vra01dem01a

sfo01-m01fd-vra

192.168.11.60

2

6 GB

vra7-template

vxw-dvs-xxxx-Mgmt-xRegion01-VXLAN

vra01dem01b

vra01dem01b

sfo01-m01fd-vra

192.168.11.61

2

6 GB

vra7-template

vxw-dvs-xxxx-Mgmt-xRegion01-VXLAN

sfo01ias01a

sfo01ias01a

sfo01-m01fd-vraias

192.168.31.52

2

4 GB

vra7-proxy-agent-template

vxw-dvs-xxxx-Mgmt-RegionA01-VXLAN

sfo01ias01b

sfo01ias01b

sfo01-m01fd-vraias

192.168.31.53

2

4 GB

vra7-proxy-agent-template

vxw-dvs-xxxx-Mgmt-RegionA01-VXLAN

Prerequisites

  • Verify that you have created the Windows 2012 R2 VM template named windows-2012r2-64.

  • Verify that windows-2012r2-64 was created with the latest version of VM Tools installed and is updated with the latest Windows updates.

  • SHA512 is disabled in Windows for TLS 1.2 by default. If SHA512 certificates are used for vRealize Automation, verify that you have installed the Windows update in Microsoft KB2973337.

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. In the Navigator pane, select Global Inventory Lists > vCenter Servers and click the sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local instance.
  3. Click VM Templates in Folders, right-click the IaaS Windows template windows-2012r2-64, and select New VM from this Template.
  4. On the Select a name and folder page of the Deploy From Template wizard, specify a name and location for the virtual machine.
    1. Enter vra01iws01a in the Enter a name for the virtual machine text box.
    2. In the Select a location for the virtual machine pane, select the sfo01-m01fd-vra folder in the sfo01-m01dc data center under sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local, and click Next.
  5. On the Select a compute resource page, expand sfo01-m01-mgmt01, select the sfo01-m01fd-vra folder, and click Next.
  6. On the Select storage page, select the datastore on which to create the virtual machine's disks.
    1. From the VM Storage Policy drop-down menu, select vSAN Default Storage Policy.
    2. Select the sfo01-m01-vsan01 vSAN datastore from the datastore table and click Next.
  7. On the Select Clone options page, select the Customize the operating system check box, and click Next.
  8. On the Customize guest OS page, select the vra7-template from the table, and click Next.
  9. On the User Settings page, enter the following values, and click Next.

    Setting

    Value

    NetBIOS name

    vra01iws01a

    IPv4 address

    192.168.11.54

    IPv4 subnet mask

    255.255.255.0

  10. On the Ready to Complete page, review your settings and click Finish.

    When the deployment of the virtual machine completes, you can customize the virtual machine.

  11. In the Navigator, select VMs and Templates.
  12. Right-click the vra01iws01a virtual machine and select Edit Settings.
  13. Click Virtual Hardware and configure the settings for CPU, Memory, and the Network adapter 1.
    1. Select 2 from the CPU drop-down menu.
    2. Set the Memory settings to 4096 MB.
    3. Expand Network adapter 1 and select vxw-dvs-xxxx-Mgmt-xRegion01-VXLAN from the drop-down menu and click OK.
  14. Right-click the virtual machine vra01iws01a, and select Power > Power on.
  15. From the Virtual Machine Console, verify that vra01iws01a reboots, and uses the configuration settings that you specified.
  16. Log in to the Windows operating system and perform final verification and customization.
    1. Verify that the IP address, computer name, and domain are correct.
    2. Verify vRealize Automation service account svc-vra@rainpole.local has been added to the Local Administrators Group.
    3. Right click PowerShell, select Run as Administrator, run the following command: Set-ItemProperty -Path "HKLM:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System" -Name "EnableLUA" -Value “0”, and reboot the virtual machine.
  17. Repeat this procedure to deploy and configure the remaining virtual machines.