vRealize Automation requires multiple Windows virtual machines to act as IaaS components in a distributed configuration.

Repeat this procedure to create the following VMs.

Virtual Machine Name

NetBIOS Name

vCenter Folder

IP Address

vCPU

Memory Size

Image Customization Specification Template

Network

nyc01ias01a

nyc01ias01a

nyc01-r01fd-vraias

172.18.19.52

2

8 GB

vra7-proxy-agent-template

vxw-dvs-xxxx-Mgmt-NYC01-VXLAN

nyc01ias01b

nyc01ias01b

nyc01-r01fd-vraias

172.18.19.53

2

8 GB

vra7-proxy-agent-template

vxw-dvs-xxxx-Mgmt-NYC01-VXLAN

Prerequisites

To facilitate cloning, this design uses the customization specification templates and the windows-2012r2-64 VM template. Verify that the windows-2012r2-64 template was created with the latest version of VM Tools installed and is updated with the latest Windows updates.

Procedure

  1. Log in to vCenter Server by using the vSphere Web Client.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://nyc01r01vc01.rainpole.local/vsphere-client.
    2. Log in using the following credentials.

      Setting

      Value

      User name

      administrator@vsphere.local

      Password

      vsphere_admin_password

  2. From the Home menu, select Hosts and Clusters and click the  nyc01r01vc01.rainpole.local instance.
  3. Click the VMs tab, click VM Templates in Folders, right-click the windows-2012r2-64 IaaS Windows template, and select New VM from This Template.

    The Deploy From Template wizard opens.

  4. On the Select a name and folder page, specify a name and location for the VM, and click Next.

    Setting

    Value

    Enter a name for the virtual machine

    nyc01ias01a

    Select a location for the virtual machine

    nyc01r01vc01.rainpole.local>nyc01-r01dc>nyc01-r01fd-vraias

  5. On the Select a compute resource page, select the nyc01-sddc-mgmt resource pool, and click Next.
  6. On the Select storage page, select the datastore on which to create the VM disks.
    1. From the VM Storage Policy drop-down menu, select vSAN Default Storage Policy.
    2. Select the nyc01-r01-vsan01 vSAN datastore from the datastore table, and click Next.
  7. On the Select clone options page, select the Customize the operating system check box, and click Next.
  8. On the Customize guest OS page, select the vra7-proxy-agent-template from the table, and click Next.
  9. On the User Settings page, enter the following values, and click Next.

    Setting

    Value

    NetBIOS name

    nyc01ias01a

    IPv4 address

    172.18.19.52

    IPv4 subnet mask

    255.255.255.0

  10. On the Ready to Complete page, review your settings and click Finish.
  11. From the Home menu, select VMs and Templates, right-click the nyc01ias01a virtual machine and select Edit Settings.
  12. Click Virtual Hardware and configure the settings for CPU, Memory, and Network adapter 1, and click OK.

    Setting

    Value

    CPU

    2

    Memory

    8192

    Network adapter 1

    vxw-dvs-xxxx-NYC01-VXLAN

  13. Right-click the virtual machine nyc01ias01a, select Power > Power on, right-click again, select Open Console, verify that the VM reboots, and uses the configuration settings that you specified.
  14. Log in to the nyc01ias01a virtual machine by using a Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) client, and perform final verification.
    1. Open an RDP connection to the nyc01ias01a virtual machine.
    2. Log in using the following credentials.

      Setting

      Value

      User name

      svc-vra@rainpole.local

      Password

      svc-vra_password

    3. Verify that the IP address, computer name, and domain are correct.
    4. Right-click PowerShell, select Run as Administrator, run the following commands and verify the results.

      Commands

      Expected Result

      net localgroup administrators

      Members: RAINPOLE\svc-vra

      Get-ItemProperty -Path "HKLM:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System" -Name "EnableLUA"

      EnableLUA: 0

      Get-ItemProperty -Path "HKLM:\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\TCPIP6\Parameters" -Name "DisabledComponents"

      DisabledComponents: 255

  15. Assign user privileges to the vRealize Automation service account.
    1. In the RDP session navigate to Administrative Tools > Local Security Policy > Local Policies > User Rights Assignment.
    2. Double-click Log on as a batch job and click Add User or Group.
    3. Click Locations, select rainpole.local.
    4. Enter svc-vra@rainpole.local and click OK.
    5. Click OK.
    6. Repeat this step to assign the Log on as a service privilege to the svc-vra@rainpole.local user.
  16. Repeat this procedure to deploy and configure the remaining virtual machines.