The data center environment is now ready for the multi-site deployment of virtual machines using vRealize Automation. Test your environment and confirm the successful provisioning of virtual machines using the blueprints you created to both Region A and Region B.

About this task

Repeat this procedure twice to provision virtual machines in both the Region A and Region B by using the Compute vCenter Server instances. 

Region

Compute vCenter Server

San Francisco

sfo01w01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local

Los Angeles

lax01w01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local

Procedure

  1. Log in to the vRealize Automation Rainpole portal.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://vra01svr01.rainpole.local/vcac/org/rainpole.
    2. Log in using the following credentials.

      Setting

      Value

      User name

      vra-admin-rainpole

      Password

      vra-admin-rainpole_password

      Domain

      rainpole.local

  2. Select the Catalog tab, and click Unified Single Machine Catalog from the catalog of available services.
  3. Click the Request button for the Windows Server 2012 R2 - Unified blueprint.

    The New Request window appears.

  4. Select San Francisco from the Select a Region drop-down menu, and click Submit.
  5. Verify the request finishes successfully.
    1. Select the Requests tab.
    2. Select the request you submitted and wait several minutes for the request to complete.

      Click the Refresh icon every few minutes until a Successful message appears under Status.

    3. Click View Details.
    4. Under Status Details, verify that the virtual machine successfully provisioned.
  6. Verify the virtual machine is provisioned in the shared edge and compute cluster in Region A.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://sfo01w01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local/vsphere-client.
    2. Log in as the vCenter Server administrator using the following credentials.

      Setting

      Value

      User name

      administrator@vsphere.local

      Password

      vcenter_admin_password

    3. Select Home > VMs and Templates.
    4. In the Navigator pane, expand the shared edge and compute cluster sfo01w01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local > sfo01-w01dc > VRM, and verify that the virtual machine exists.
  7. Repeat this procedure for Region B.
    1. Provision virtual machines to the shared edge and compute in Region B.
    2. Verify the request finishes successfully and that the virtual machine is provisioned in the shared edge and compute cluster in Region B.

Results

You have successfully performed a cross-region deployment of vRealize Automation single machine blueprints, provisioning virtual machines in both Region A and Region B.