Verify that you can use the reclamation menu in vRealize Automation to identify virtual machines that have not been powered on for a defined period as reported by the vRealize Operations Manager.

About this task

Identifying the candidate virtual machines that have not been powered on as reclamation candidates can help prevent a virtual machine sprawl and also validates the integration between vRealize Automation and vRealize Operations Manager components.

Expected Outcome

You can access the reclamation menu in vRealize Automation portal where dormant virtual machines are reported.


  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.



      User name






  2. On the Infrastructure Service Portal, click the Administration tab.
  3. Click Reclamation > Metrics Provider on the left side.
  4. On the Metrics Provider page, click Test Connection and verify that the connection is successful.


What to do next

If you encounter issues while performing this procedure, use the following troubleshooting tips:

Troubleshooting Tips

  • Ensure that there is network connectivity between vRealize Automation servers and vRealize Operations Manager servers.

  • Ensure that the correct credentials are used.