VM Groups allow you to define the startup order of virtual machines. The startup order you define ensures that vSphere HA powers on virtual machines in the correct order.

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, select Host and Clusters and expand the sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local tree.
  3. Create a VM Group for the vRealize Automation IaaS Database.
    1. Select the sfo01-m01-mgmt01 cluster and click the Configure tab.
    2. On the Configure page, click VM/Host Groups.
    3. On the VM/Host Groups page, click the Add button.
    4. In the Create VM/Host Group dialog box, enter vRealize Automation IaaS Database in the Name field, select VM Group from the Type drop-down menu, and click the Add button.
    5. In the Add VM/Host Group Member dialog box, select vra01mssql01 and click OK.
    6. Click OK to save the VM/Host Group.
  4. Repeat Step 3 to create the following VM/Host Groups.

    VM/Host Group Name

    VM/Host Group Member

    vRealize Automation Virtual Appliances

    vra01svr01a

    vra01svr01b

    vRealize Automation IaaS Web Servers

    vra01iws01a

    vra01iws01b

    vRealize Automation IaaS Managers

    vra01ims01a

    vra01ims01b

    vRealize Automation IaaS DEM Workers

    vra01dem01a

    vra01dem01b

    vRealize Automation IaaS Proxy Agents

    sfo01ias01a

    sfo01ias01b

    vRealize Business Servers

    vrb01svr01

    vRealize Business Remote Collectors

    sfo01vrbc01

  5. Create a rule to power on the vRealize Automation Database before the vRealize Automation Virtual Appliances.
    1. Select the sfo01-m01-mgmt01 cluster and click the Configure tab.
    2. On the Configure page, click VM/Host Rules.
    3. On the VM/Host Rules page, click the Add button.
    4. In the Create VM/Host Rule dialog box, enter SDDC Cloud Management Platform 01 in the Name text box, ensure the Enable Rule check box is selected, and select Virtual Machines to Virtual Machines from the Type drop-down menu.
    5. Select vRealize Automation IaaS Database from the First restart VMs in VM group drop-down menu.
    6. Select vRealize Automation Virtual Appliances from the Then restart VMs in VM group drop-down menu, and click OK.
  6. Repeat Step 5 to create the following VM/Host Rules to ensure the correct restart order for your Cloud Management Platform.

    VM/Host Rule Name

    First restart VMs in VM group

    Then restart VMs in VM group

    SDDC Cloud Management Platform 02

    vRealize Automation Virtual Appliances

    vRealize Automation IaaS Web Servers

    SDDC Cloud Management Platform 03

    vRealize Automation IaaS Web Servers

    vRealize Automation IaaS Managers

    SDDC Cloud Management Platform 04

    vRealize Automation IaaS Managers

    vRealize Automation IaaS DEM Workers

    SDDC Cloud Management Platform 05

    vRealize Automation IaaS Managers

    vRealize Automation IaaS Proxy Agents

    SDDC Cloud Management Platform 06

    vRealize Automation IaaS Managers

    vRealize Business Servers

    SDDC Cloud Management Platform 07

    vRealize Business Servers

    vRealize Business Remote Collectors