The Deployment of VMware vRealize Suite 2019 on VMware Cloud Foundation 3.10 document contains prescriptive guidance for deploying and configuring the vRealize® Suite 2019 products to a Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) deployment of VMware Cloud Foundation™ 3.10.

The bill of materials of VMware Cloud Foundation 3.10 includes vRealize Suite products of earlier versions than the product versions in vRealize Suite 2019. This document provides a supported guidance to substitute the vRealize Suite products in the bill of materials with the vRealize Suite 2019 products.

This guidance is developed with design objectives that included multi-region and disaster recovery use cases. At the time of this release, the guidance is provided only for single-region.

Intended Audience

This design is intended for cloud architects and administrators who want to deploy and use vRealize Suite 2019 on an SDDC that is deployed by using VMware Cloud Foundation 3.10.

Required VMware Software

Deployment of VMware vRealize Suite 2019 on VMware Cloud Foundation 3.10 is compliant and validated with specific vRealize Suite 2019 products and adjacent components.
Table 1. vRealize Suite 2019 Products and Components

Product Group and Edition

Product

Version

VMware vRealize® Suite Lifecycle Manager™

vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager

8.1 Patch 1 with 8.1 Product Support Pack 1

VMware Workspace ONE® Access™

VMware Workspace ONE Access

3.3.2

VMware vRealize® Operations Manager™

Advanced or higher

vRealize Operations Manager

8.1

VMware vRealize® Operations Management Pack for NSX for vSphere

3.6.1

VMware vRealize® Operations Management Pack for VMware Identity Manager™ (Workspace ONE Access)

1.1

VMware vRealize® Operations Management Pack for Storage Devices

8.0

VMware vRealize® Log Insight™

vRealize Log Insight

8.1.1

VMware vRealize® Log Insight™ Content Pack for NSX Data Center for vSphere

4.0

VMware vRealize® Log Insight™ Content Pack for NSX-T Data Center

3.9

VMware vRealize® Log Insight™ Content Pack for Linux

2.1

VMware vRealize® Log Insight Content Pack for Linux - Systemd

1.0

VMware vRealize® Automation™

Advanced or higher

vRealize Automation

8.1 Patch 1

Before You Apply This Guidance

To use Deployment of VMware vRealize Suite 2019 on VMware Cloud Foundation 3.10, you must have a VMware Cloud Foundation 3.10 SDDC deployment with the following requirements:

  • A newly deployed single-region SDDC

  • A standard architecture - management domain and at least one virtual infrastructure workload domain

  • During the VMware Cloud Foundation 3.10 bring-up, VXLAN-based overlay networks are created in the management domain. VMware Cloud Foundation 3.10 uses NSX Data Center for vSphere to create VXLAN-based overlay networks, called application virtual networks (AVNs). vRealize Suite products are deployed using these AVNs.

  • vCenter Server instances in the management and workload domains are joined to Active Directory

Table 2. SDDC Virtual Infrastructure Components

Product

Management Domain

VI Workload Domain

SDDC Manager

x

VMware vSphere®

VMware vSAN™

Optional. Supports also NFS and FC.

VMware NSX® Data Center for vSphere®

VMware NSX-T™ Data Center

x

For information about the versions of the SDDC virtual infrastructure components, see the VMware Cloud Foundation 3.10 Release Notes.

For information about deploying an SDDC by using VMware Cloud Foundation 3.10, see VMware Cloud Foundation Architecture and Deployment Guide at VMware Cloud Foundation Documentation.

Update History

This Deployment of VMware vRealize Suite 2019 on VMware Cloud Foundation 3.10 is updated with each release of the product or when necessary.

Revision Description
01 OCT 2020
  • The vRealize Automation to vSphere Integration role now includes privileges for vSphere tagging, datastore low level file operations, and vApp application configuration. See Define Custom User Roles in vSphere for vRealize Automation in Region A.
  • At VMware, we value inclusion. To foster this principle within our customer, partner, and internal community, we are replacing some of the terminology in our content. We have updated this guide to remove instances of non-inclusive language.
17 AUG 2020 The vRealize Automation implementation now includes a reference to a KB article for use if the deployment fails while connecting to Workspace ONE Access. See Deploy vRealize Automation Using vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager in Region A.
13 AUG 2020 The vRealize Suite Lifeclycle implementation now includes updating the Management domain vCenter Server in the region-specific data center to use the dedicated service account for the deployment of the region-specific components. See Configure Data Centers and vCenter Server in vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager in Region A.
08 JUL 2020 The vRealize Automation implementation now includes an NTP configuration. See Configure NTP on the vRealize Automation Cluster.
25 JUN 2020 Initial release.