You deploy vRealize Automation in a single region to manage both Region A and Region B, and the ROBO locations.

To reduce operational overhead and simplify automation support for IT services, you perform centralized management of the ROBO sites. You deploy proxy agents on each ROBO location.

This design applies to the vRealize Automation requirements at the ROBO location.

Table 1. Cloud Management Platform Elements for ROBO

Element

Location

Component

vRealize Automation virtual appliance

Hub

  • vRealize Automation Portal Web/Application Server

  • vRealize Automation PostgreSQL Database

  • vRealize Automation service catalog

  • VMware Identity Manager

vRealize Automation IaaS components

Hub

  • vRealize Automation IaaS Web Server

  • vRealize Automation IaaS Manager Services

Distributed execution components

Hub

  • vRealize Automation Distributed Execution Managers

    • Orchestrator

    • Workers

Integration components

Hub

ROBO

  • vRealize Automation agents

vRealize Orchestrator components

Hub

  • vRealize Orchestrator virtual appliances

Provisioning infrastructure

Hub

ROBO

  • vSphere environment

  • Other supported physical, virtual, or cloud environments

Costing components

Hub

ROBO

  • vRealize Business for Cloud Standard server (hub only)

  • vRealize Business for Cloud Standard data collector

Supporting infrastructure

Hub

ROBO

  • Microsoft SQL database environment (hub only)

  • Active Directory environment

  • DNS

  • SMTP

  • NTP

For more information on the complete design and configuration steps required to stand up the vRealize Automation instance, see VMware Validated Design for Software-Defined Data Center.

Note:

As workloads and the number of ROBO sites increase, consider deploying more vRealize Automation instances. Deploy additional vRealize Automation platforms at the hub according to VMware Validated Design for Software-Defined Data Center and protect them to the recovery region.