You deploy the vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager appliance by using VMware vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager 8.1 Easy Installer, configure storage, networking, and other appliance attributes.

Procedure

  1. Mount the vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager 8.1 Easy Installer ISO file on the host machine that has access to your data center by using a virtual CD-ROM emulator program.
  2. Open the vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager Easy Installer ISO file and navigate to the vrlcm-ui-installer\workstation_OS folder for the OS of your host machine.

    For a Windows host machine, navigate to the cdrom:\vrlcm-ui-installer\win32\ folder.

  3. Run the installer executable in the folder.

    For a Windows host machine, double-click the installer.exe file.

    The vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager Easy Installer wizard opens.

  4. Click Install.
  5. On the Introduction page, click Next.
  6. On the End user license agreement page, read and accept the terms of the license agreement.
  7. Select Join the VMware customer experience improvement program and click Next
  8. On the Appliance deployment target page, enter these values and click Next.

    Setting

    Value

    vCenter Server hostname

    sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local

    HTTPS port

    443

    Username

    svc-vrslcm-vsphere@rainpole.local

    Password

    svc-vrslcm-vsphere_password

  9. If a Certificate warning dialog box appears, verify that the SSL certificate thumbprint matches the sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local appliance and click Accept.
  10. On the Select a location page, expand sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local, expand sfo01-m01dc, select sfo01-m01fd-vrslcm and click Next.
  11. On the Select a compute resource page, select the sfo01-m01-mgmt01 cluster and click Next.
  12. On the Select a storage location page, select the sfo01-m01-vsan01 datastore, select Enable thin disk mode, and click Next.
  13. On the Network configuration page, enter these values and click Next.

    Setting

    Value

    Network

    Distributed port group that ends with Mgmt-xRegion01-VXLAN.

    IP assignment

    static

    Subnet mask

    255.255.255.0

    Default gateway

    192.168.11.1

    DNS servers

    172.16.11.4,172.16.11.5

    Domain name

    rainpole.local

    Provide NTP server for the appliance

    ntp.sfo01.rainpole.local

  14. On the Password configuration page, configure the password for the vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager root and admin users, and click Next.
  15. On the Lifecycle Manager configuration page, enter these values and click Next.

    Setting

    Value

    Virtual machine name

    vrslcm01svr01

    IP address

    192.168.11.20

    Hostname

    vrslcm01svr01.rainpole.local

    Data center name

    sfo01-m01dc

    vCenter name

    sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local

    Increase disk size in GB

    100

  16. On the Identity Manager configuration page, turn on the Skip vIDM installation and import toggle and click Next.
  17. On the vRealize Automation configuration page, click Next.
  18. On the Summary page, review the installation configuration settings and click Submit.

    An installation progress bar appears.

  19. When the installation finishes, in the Installation process dialog box, click Close.

What to do next

Install vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager 8.1 Patch 1 with product support pack 1 to support vRealize Log Insight 8.1.1:

  1. Install vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager 8.1 Patch 1.

    See Download and Installation in the VMware vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager 8.1 Patch 1 Release Notes.

  2. Install the vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager 8.1 product support pack 1 for vRealize Log Insight 8.1.1.

    See vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager 8.1 Product Support Pack 1 for vRealize Log Insight 8.1.1 in the VMware vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager 8.1 Release Notes.