After you deploy the third vRealize Automation appliance, join it to the vRealize Automation cluster. After you join the appliance, the vRealize Automation services start, and the appliance inherits the settings from the cluster, such as, certificate and licensing.

Procedure

  1. Log in to the first vRealize Automation appliance.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://vra01svr01a.rainpole.local:5480
    2. Log in using the following credentials.

      Settings

      Value

      User name

      root

      Password

      vra_appA_root_password

  2. On the vRA Settings tab, click the Database subtab and check which node has the MASTER label.

    If the MASTER node listed is not vra01svr01a.rainpole.local, log in to the management console of the MASTER appliance using the previous instruction.

  3. Log in to the management console of the newly deployed vRealize Automation appliance.
    1. Open a Web Browser and go to https://vra01svr01c.rainpole.local:5480.
    2. Log in using the following credentials.

      Setting

      Value

      User name

      root

      Password

      vra_appC_root_password

  4. If the Installation Wizard appears, click Cancel to go directly to the management interface.
  5. On the Admin tab, click Time Settings and verify that the time source is the same as on the MASTER.
  6. On vRA Settings tab, click the Cluster tab.
  7. Enter the following settings on the Cluster page and click Join Cluster.

    Setting

    Value

    Leading Cluster Node

    FQDN of the master vRealize Automation appliance

    Admin User

    root

    Password

    vra_appMaster_root_password

  8. If certificate warnings are displayed, ignore them.
  9. Monitor the status of the services as they are restarted on vra01svr01c.rainpole.local.
    1. Click the Services tab and click the Refresh button to monitor the progress of services startup.
  10. Start the embedded vRealize Orchestrator services on vra01svr01c.rainpole.local.
    1. On the vRA Settings > Orchestrator tab, select Orchestrator user interface.
    2. If the service is stopped, in the Actions area, click Start.
    3. Repeat this step for Orchestrator Server.
  11. Configure the Orchestrator user interface service to start automatically after upgrade.
    1. Open an SSH connection to vra01svr01c.rainpole.local.
    2. Log in using the following credentials.

      Setting

      Value

      User name

      root

      Password

      vra_appC_root_password

    3. Run the following command to verify that the service is set to automatically start.
      chkconfig vco-configurator
    4. If the service reports Off, run the following command to enable an automatic restart of the Orchestrator user interface service upon subsequent reboots of the vRealize Automation appliance.
      chkconfig vco-configurator on
    5. Verify the status of Orchestrator User Interface by running the following command .
      service vco-configurator status