At this point, vRealize Automation, vRealize Orchestrator, and vRealize Business for Cloud are fully installed and configured to a basic level with a single (non-default) tenant. The next stage of configuration is to supply this tenant with compute, storage, and network resources from the existing virtual infrastructure. At the end of this stage, you test the entire process by deploying virtual machines from blueprints that you have prepared, using the resources that you have configured.
Create Logical Switches for Business Groups for Consolidated SDDC For each vCenter Server consolidated instance, you create three logical switches for each business group which simulate networks for the web, database, and application tiers.
Configure User Roles in vRealize Automation for Consolidated SDDC You assign user roles in the context of a specific tenant. However, some roles for the default tenant can manage system-wide configuration settings that apply to multiple tenants.
Create Fabric Groups for Consolidated SDDC IaaS administrators can organize virtualization compute resources and cloud endpoints into fabric groups by type and intent. One or more fabric administrators manage the resources in each fabric group.
Create Machine Prefixes for Consolidated SDDC As a fabric administrator, you create machine prefixes that are used to create names for machines provisioned through vRealize Automation. Tenant administrators and business group managers select these machine prefixes and assign them to provisioned machines through blueprints and business group defaults.
Create Business Groups for Consolidated SDDC Tenant administrators create business groups to associate a set of services and resources to a set of users that often correspond to a line of business, department, or other organizational unit. Users must belong to a business group to request machines.
Create Reservation Policies for Consolidated SDDC You use reservation policies to group similar reservations together. Create the reservation policy tag first, then add the policy to reservations to allow a tenant administrator or business group manager to use the reservation policy in a blueprint.
Create a vSphere Endpoint in vRealize Automation for Consolidated SDDC As an IaaS administrator, to allow vRealize Automation to manage the infrastructure, create endpoints and configure user credentials for those endpoints. When you create a vSphere Endpoint, vRealize Automation can communicate with the vSphere environment and discover vCenter Server-managed compute resources, collect data, and provision machines.
Create an NSX Endpoint in vRealize Automation for Consolidated SDDC When you create an endpoint for NSX in Consolidated cluster, vRealize Automation can communicate with NSX Manager to discover networking resources.
Add Compute Resources to a Fabric Group for Consolidated SDDC You allocate compute resources to fabric groups so that vRealize Automation can use the resources in that compute resource for that fabric group when provisioning virtual machines.
Create External Network Profiles for Consolidated SDDC Before members of a business group can request virtual machines, fabric administrators must create network profiles to define the subnet and routing configuration for those virtual machines. Each network profile is configured for a specific network port group or virtual network to specify the IP address and the routing configuration for virtual machines provisioned to that network.
Create Reservations for the Cluster for Consolidated SDDC Before members of a business group can request machines, as a fabric administrator, you must allocate resources to them by creating a reservation. Each reservation is configured for a specific business group to grant them access to request machines on a specified compute resource.
Create Reservations for the User Edge Resources for Consolidated SDDC Before members of a business group can request virtual machines, as a fabric administrator, you must allocate NSX Edge resources to that business group by creating a reservation. Each reservation is configured for a specific business group to grant them access to request virtual machines on a specified compute resource.
Create Blueprint Customization Specifications in Compute vCenter Server for Consolidated SDDC Create two customization specifications, one for Linux and one for Windows, for use by the virtual machines you deploy. Customization specifications are XML files that contain system configuration settings for the guest operating systems used by virtual machines. When you apply a specification to a guest operating system during virtual machine cloning or deployment, you prevent conflicts that might result if you deploy virtual machines with identical settings, such as duplicate computer names.
Configure Single Machine Blueprints for Consolidated SDDC Virtual machine blueprints determine a machine’s attributes, the manner in which it is provisioned, and its policy and management settings.