To protect the vRealize Automation virtual appliances from a host-level failure, configure vSphere DRS to run the virtual machines of vRealize Automation on different hosts in the first vSphere cluster of the management domain. You then configure a VM group to define the startup order to ensure the vSphere High Availability powers on the vRealize Automation virtual machines in the correct order.

Procedure

  1. In a Web browser, log in to the management domain vCenter Server by using the vSphere Client.
    Setting Value
    URL https://sfo-m01-vc01.sfo.rainpole.io/ui
    User name administrator@vsphere.local
    Password vsphere_admin_password
  2. In the Hosts and clusters inventory, expand the sfo-m01-vc01.sfo.rainpole.io tree and expand the sfo-m01-dc01 data center.
  3. Select the sfo-m01-cl01 cluster and click the Configure tab.
  4. Create the anti-affinity rule for the vRealize Automation virtual machines.
    1. Navigate to Configuration > VM/Host rules and click Add.

      The Create VM/Host rule dialog box opens.

    2. Configure the settings and click OK.
      Setting Value
      Name anti-affinity-rule-vra
      Enable rule Selected
      Type Separate Virtual Machines
      Members
      • xreg-vra01a
      • xreg-vra01b
      • xreg-vra01c
  5. Create a virtual machine group for the vRealize Automation cluster nodes.
    1. Navigate to Configuration > VM/Host groups and click Add.

      The Create VM/Host group dialog box opens.

    2. Configure the settings and click OK.
      Setting Value
      Name vRealize Automation Virtual Appliances
      Type VM Group
      Members
      • xreg-vra01a
      • xreg-vra01b
      • xreg-vra01c
  6. Create a rule to power on the cross-region Workspace ONE Access node before the vRealize Automation nodes.
    1. Select the sfo-m01-cl01 cluster and click the Configure tab.
    2. In the left pane, select Configuration > VM/Host rules.
    3. Click Add VM/host rule, enter these values, and click OK.
      Setting Value
      Name SDDC Cloud Automation
      Enable rule Selected
      Type Virtual Machines to Virtual Machines
      The VM dependency restart condition must be met before continuing to Cross-Region Workspace ONE Access Virtual Appliances
      On restart for VM group vRealize Automation Virtual Appliances