vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager communicates with each Management vCenter Server in the SDDC to orchestrate the deployment, upgrade, and configuration drift analysis of vRealize Suite components in the SDDC.

The vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager setup consists of one virtual appliance that deploys and upgrades the vRealize components on a virtual infrastructure that is controlled by one or more vCenter Server instances.

vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager controls separately the lifecycle of the hub components and of the components that are specific to the ROBO.

Figure 1. Logical Design of vRealize Lifecycle Manager in ROBO


The vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager setup consists of one virtual that controls separately the lifecycle of the vRealize components of the hub and of the ROBO.

vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager operates with the following elements and components in them:

Element

Components

Product Binaries

  • Installation OVA files

  • Upgrade ISO and PAK files

My VMware

  • Product Entitlement

  • Product Downloads

  • Product Licensing

VMware Marketplace

  • Marketplace Metadata

  • Download and Compatibility of vRealize Log Insight Content Packs

  • Download and Compatibility of vRealize Operations Manager Management Packs

  • Blueprints and OVA files for vRealize Automation

Data Center

  • Geographic location

  • vCenter Server instances

Environment

  • vRealize Suite product path or solution path in a data center

  • Deployment configuration file in JSON format