You deploy and configure a single Master Windows system virtual machine which is cloned and reconfigured during SDDC deployment to provision the vRealize Automation IaaS components - IaaS Web Servers, IaaS Manager Service Servers, IaaS DEM Servers, and IaaS Proxy Servers.

You create a virtual machine on the sfo01m01esx01.sfo01.rainpole.local host for the Master Windows system with the following virtual machine, software, and network configuration.

Table 1. Virtual Machine Requirements for the Master Windows System

Setting

Value

ESXi Host

sfo01m01esx01

VM Name

master-iaas-vm

Guest OS

Microsoft Windows Server 2016 (64-bit)

vCPU

2

Memory

8 GB

Virtual Disk

60 GB

SCSI Controller

LSI Logic SAS

Datastore

sfo01-m01-bkp01

Network Interface

VM Network

Network Adapter Type

1 x VMXNET3

Network Requirements:

  • Verify that you have allocated a static or DHCP IP address for the Master Windows system.

  • Verify the Master Windows system has access to the Internet.

Table 2. Software Requirements for the Master Windows System

Component

Requirement

Operating System

Windows Server 2016 (64-bit)

VMware Tools

Latest version

Active Directory

Join the virtual machine to the sfo01.rainpole.local domain.

Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration

Turn off ESC.

Remote Desktop Protocol

Enable RDP access.

Java

  • Java Runtime Environment (JRE) executable jre-8u191-windows-x64 or later.

  • Set the JAVA_HOME environment variable to the Java installation directory.

  • Update the PATH system variable to include the bin folder of Java installation directory.

Secondary Logon Service

Start Secondary Logon service and set start-up type to Automatic.

Procedure

  1. Deploy the Master Windows System for vRealize Automation with the specified configuration.
  2. Log in to the vRealize Automation Master Windows virtual machine by using a Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) client.
    1. Open an RDP connection to the virtual machine.
    2. Log in by using the following credentials.
      Settings Value
      User name Windows administrator user
      Password windows_administrator_password
  3. Click Start, right-click Windows PowerShell, and select More > Run as Administrator.
  4. Set the execution policy by running the following command.
    Set-ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted

    When prompted, confirm the execution policy change.

  5. Disable User Account Control (UAC) by running the following command.
    set-ItemProperty -Path "HKLM:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System" -Name "EnableLUA" -Value "0"
  6. Disable IPv6 protocol.
    set-ItemProperty -Path "HKLM:\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\TCPIP6\Parameters" -Name "DisabledComponents" -Value 0xff
  7. Verify that the source path for Microsoft Windows Server is available.
    1. Mount the Microsoft Windows Server ISO file on the Master Windows system virtual machine.
    2. Create the \sources\sxs directory by running the following command in Windows PowerShell.
      mkdir C:\sources\sxs
    3. Copy the Microsoft Windows Server source files from sources\sxs on the ISO file to the C:\sources\sxs directory on the virtual machine.
    4. Update the registry with the full system path of the Microsoft Windows Server source files by running the following command in Windows PowerShell.
      New-Item -Path "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Servicing"
      set-ItemProperty -Path "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Servicing\" -Name "LocalSourcePath" -value "c:\sources\sxs"
    5. Unmount the Microsoft Windows Server ISO file.
  8. Add the svc-vra service account to the Local Administrators group.
    1. Click Start, right-click Windows PowerShell, and select More > Run as Administrator.
    2. Run the following command.
      net localgroup administrators rainpole\svc-vra /add
  9. Create the svc-vra user profile by logging in to the vRealize Automation Master Windows virtual machine.
    1. Open an RDP connection to the virtual machine.
    2. Log in using the following credentials.

      Settings

      Value

      User ame

      rainpole\svc-vra

      Password

      svc-vra_password

  10. Shut down the Master Windows system virtual machine.