Verify that you can provision NSX objects using the vRealize Automation multi-tiered blueprint provisioning.

Provisioning NSX objects like load balancers or edge gateways within a vRealize Automation blueprint verifies the integration with NSX infrastructure, and verifies the embedded vRealize Orchestrator which facilitates the communication between vRealize Automation and NSX.

Expected Outcome

You can successfully add NSX endpoints, perform data collection on these endpoints, and provision NSX objects from within vRealize Automation when an appropriately configured multi-tiered blueprint is provisioned.

Procedure

  1. Log in to the vRealize Automation Rainpole portal.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://vra01svr01.rainpole.local/vcac/org/rainpole.
    2. Log in using the following credentials.

      Setting

      Value

      User name

      vra-admin-rainpole

      Password

      vra-admin-rainpole_password

      Domain

      rainpole.local

  2. Verify the data collection of vRealize Orchestrator endpoint.
    1. On the Infrastructure Service Portal, click Infrastructure > Endpoints > Endpoints.
    2. Select the vRealize Orchestrator endpoint, click Actions > Data Collection, and click Start.
    3. Wait until the data collection is successful.
    4. Click the Refresh button and verify that the Status shows Data collection succeeded with date and time details.
  3. Verify the provisioning of NSX objects using multi-tiered blueprint.
    1. On the Infrastructure Service Portal, click the Catalog tab.
    2. Select the service catalog which has NSX components like load balancers or edge gateways, click Request, and click Submit.
    3. Click the Requests tab and verify that the Status column for the NSX multi-tiered blueprint provisioning is Successful.

Results

What to do next

If you encounter issues while performing this procedure, use the following troubleshooting tips:

Troubleshooting Tips

  • Ensure that there is network connectivity between vRealize Automation servers and the NSX infrastructure.

  • Ensure that the correct credentials are used for the NSX endpoints.

  • Ensure that data collection is successful.

  • Ensure that the blueprints are configured correctly.