Before you can trigger a solution path deployment for IT Automating IT by using vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager, you download product OVAs and create mappings between each product and the associated OVA.

About this task

Note:

Using the My VMware integration to download vRealize Suite product OVAs to the vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager appliance path simplifies, automates, and organizes the repository. If your organization restricts outbound traffic from the management components of the Software-Defined Data Center, as an alternative you can upload the vRealize Suite product OVAs to the vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager appliance directly.

Prerequisites

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

Procedure

  1. Download the product OVAs for the IT Automating IT solution path.

    Solution Path

    Product Name

    Product Version

    Product OVA

    IT Automating IT

    vRealize Automation

    vRealize Business for Cloud

    vRealize Operations Manager

    vRealize Log Insight

    Refer to the Release Notes

    vRealize Automation .ova file

    vRealize Business for Cloud.ova file

    vRealize Operations Manager.ova file

    vRealize Log Insight.ova file

  2. Create a directory on the vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager appliance for product OVAs.
    1. Open an SSH connection to vrs01lcm01.rainpole.local.
    2. Log in using the following credentials:

      Setting

      Value

      Username

      root

      Password

      vrslcm_root_password

    3. Create the /data/binaries/OVA directory, and exit.
  3. Upload the product OVAs to the vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager appliance.
    1. Open an SCP client and connect to vrs01lcm01.rainpole.local.
    2. Log in using following credentials:

      Setting

      Value

      Username

      root

      Password

      vrslcm_root_password

    3. Upload the product .ova files to the /data/binaries/OVA directory and exit.
  4. Log in to the vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager Web interface.
    1. Open Web a browser and go to https://vrs01lcm01.rainpole.local/vrlcm.
    2. Log in using the following credentials:

      Setting

      Value

      User name

      admin@localhost

      Password

      vrslcm_admin_password

  5. Click Settings and click OVA Configuration.
  6. Enter the following parameter to identify 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 to associate each OVA file with the solution path in Step 1 and for each product click Save.

    For example, if a solution path includes vRealize Log Insight simply add product information.

    Option

    Value

    Product Name

    vRealize Log Insight

    Product Version

    Select Version - Refer to Release Notes

    Product Binary Type

    Install

    Product Binary

    vRealize Log Insight .ova file

  8. Repeat the process for each product OVA required by the IT Automating IT solution path.