vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager is distributed as a virtual appliance in OVA format.

Deployment Type

You place the cross-region vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager instance in the first region, on a specific virtual network segment. This provides a consistent deployment model for management applications, and supports growth to a dual-region design.

You deploy vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager by using SDDC Manager. The vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager appliance includes cloud operations services for life cycle management of the vRealize Suite products and Workspace ONE Access.

In the design, you deploy a single vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager appliance instance on the first vSphere cluster in the management domain.

To accomplish this design objective, you deploy or reuse the following components to deploy this cloud operations solution for the SDDC:

  • SDDC Manager

  • NSX-T Load Balancer for Workspace ONE Access

  • Cross-region Workspace ONE Access cluster

  • Supporting infrastructure services, such as Active Directory, DNS, and NTP.

Table 1. Design Decisions on Deployment of vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager

Decision ID

Design Decision

Design

Justification

Design

Implication

SDDC-COM-CO-LCM-001

In Region A, deploy a single vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager instance on the first cluster in the management domain to manage the following management components:

  • Cross-region vRealize Suite products

  • Cross-region Workspace ONE Access cluster

  • Regional vRealize Log Insight cluster

  • Provides life cycle operations for the cross-region SDDC solutions.

None

SDDC-COM-CO-LCM-002

Protect vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager by using vSphere High Availability.

Supports the availability objectives for vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager without requiring manual intervention during a failure event.

None

SDDC-COM-CO-LCM-003

Deploy vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager by using SDDC Manager.

Allows SDDC Manager the ability to provide life cycle management of vRealize Suite components with its integration to vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager.

None

SDDC-COM-CO-LCM-004

When using two availability zones in Region A, add the vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager appliance to the primary availability zone VM group,sfo-m01-cl01_primary-az-vmgroup.

Ensures that, by default, the vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager appliance is powered on within the primary availability zone hosts group.

If vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager is deployed after the creation of the stretched clusters for management domain availability zones, the VM group for the primary availability zone virtual machines must be updated to include the vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager appliance.

SDDC-COM-CO-LCM-005

Place the cross-region vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager appliance in a dedicated virtual machine folder in Region A, xreg-m01-fd-vrslcm.

Provides the organization of the vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager appliance in the management domain inventory

You must create the VM folder.

Sizing Compute and Storage Resources

The vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager appliance has the following resource requirements:
Table 2. vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager CPU, Memory, and Storage Resources

Attribute

Appliance

CPU

2 vCPUs

Memory

6 GB

Storage

  • 1.8 GB (thin provisioned)

  • 48 GB (thick provisioned)

When you deploy vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager, consider the storage required for the following content:

  • Product support for install, upgrade, patch, and support pack binaries

  • Application and operating system logs

  • Content management

  • Marketplace content

Table 3. Design Decisions on Sizing of vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager

Decision ID

Design Decision

Design

Justification

Design

Implication

SDDC-COM-CO-LCM-006

Increase the initial storage of the vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager appliance by 100 GB.

Support for product binaries (install, upgrade, and patch) and content management.

None