An infrastructure source endpoint is a connection to the infrastructure that provides a set or multiple sets of resources, which IaaS administrators can then be made available to end users. vRealize Automation IaaS regularly collects information about known endpoint resources and the virtual resources provisioned therein. Endpoint resources are referred to as compute resources (or as compute clusters, the terms are often used interchangeably).

Proxy agents send infrastructure data at regular intervals about the compute resources on each infrastructure endpoint and the machines provisioned on each computer resource. They manage and communicate with the endpoint resources.

Table 1. Design Decisions on vRealize Automation Endpoints

Decision ID

Design Decision

Design Justification

Design Implication


Create a vSphere endpoint for each ROBO.

One vSphere endpoint is required to connect to each vCenter Server instance in each ROBO.

As you add more ROBO sites, you must create more vSphere endpoints.