To allow vRealize Automation to manage the infrastructure, IaaS administrators create endpoints and configure user credentials for those endpoints. When you create a vSphere Endpoint, vRealize Automation uses it to communicate with the vSphere environment and discover compute resources that are managed by vCenter Server, collect data, and provision machines.

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. Navigate to Infrastructure > Endpoints > Endpoints.
  3. On the New Endpoint - vSphere (vCenter) page, click New > Virtual > vSphere (vCenter) to create a vSphere Endpoint with the following settings.
    Setting Value
    Name lax01w01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local
    Address https://lax01w01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local/sdk
    User Name rainpole\svc-vra
    Password svc-vra_password
    1. Click Test Connection and if a Security Alert window appears, click OK.
    2. Click OK to create the Endpoint.
  4. On the New Endpoint - vSphere (vCenter) page, click New > Network and Security > NSX.
    1. On the General page, configure the vRealize Automation Endpoint with the following settings.
      Setting Value
      Name LAX-NSXEndpoint
      Address https://lax01w01nsx01.lax01.rainpole.local
      User Name rainpole\svc-vra
      Password svc-vra_password
    2. Click Test Connection and if a Security Alert window appears, click OK
    3. Click the Associations tab, click New, select lax01w01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local from the Name drop-down menu, and click OK.
    4. Click OK to create the Endpoint.