After you complete the upgrade and post-upgrade configurations for vRealize Operations and vRealize Log Insight in the operations management layer, you deploy and configure vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager. vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager automates the lifecycle management and drift analysis of the VMware vRealize Suite solutions in VMware Validated Design for simplified operational experience.


Table 1. Prerequisites for the Deployment of vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager



IP Address



Required storage

  • Virtual disk provisioning

    • Thin

  • Required storage: 135 GB

Application virtual network


Installation Package

Download the .ova file of the vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager virtual appliance from My VMware to a Windows host that has access to the environment. See VMware Validated Design Release Notes for the version for this VMware Validated Design.


Verify that you have obtained a vRealize Suite license with a quantity that fulfills the requirements of this design.

Active Directory

Verify that you have a parent active directory with the following service accounts configured for the rainpole.local domain.

  • svc-vrslcm-vsphere

Certificate authority

  • Root Active Directory domain controller as a certificate authority for the environment.

  • CA-signed certificate for the vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager that is generated by using the VMware Validated Design Certificate Generation Utility (CertGenVVD). See the VMware Validated Design Planning and Preparation documentation.

My VMware Account

My VMware account with permissions to view licenses and download products.