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. Deployment of VMware vRealize Suite 2019 on VMware Cloud Foundation 3.10 is also compatible with specific later vRealize Suite 2019 product versions.

The procedures in this guidance are prescriptive for the validated product versions. For the compatible product versions, you can use this guidance by replacing the corresponding product versions. If there are differences between the user interfaces of the validated and compatible versions, refer to the product documentation.

Table 1. vRealize Suite 2019 Products and Components

Product Group and Edition

Product

Compatible Version

Validated Version

VMware vRealize® Suite Lifecycle Manager™

vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager

8.2

8.1 Patch 1 with 8.1 Product Support Pack 1

VMware Workspace ONE® Access™

VMware Workspace ONE Access

3.3.2

3.3.2

VMware vRealize® Operations Manager™

Advanced or higher

vRealize Operations Manager

8.2

8.1

VMware vRealize® Operations Management Pack for NSX for vSphere

3.6.1*

3.6.1*

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

1.1*

1.1*

VMware vRealize® Operations Management Pack for Storage Devices

8.0*

8.0*

VMware vRealize® Log Insight™

vRealize Log Insight

8.2

8.1.1

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

4.1*

4.0*

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

3.9.2*

3.9*

VMware vRealize® Log Insight™ Content Pack for Linux

2.1*

2.1*

VMware vRealize® Log Insight Content Pack for Linux - Systemd

1.0*

1.0*

VMware vRealize® Automation™

Advanced or higher

vRealize Automation

8.2

8.1 Patch 1

* VMware Solution Exchange and in-product marketplace provide only the latest versions of the management packs for vRealize Operations Manager and the content packs for vRealize Log Insight. The software components table contains the latest versions of the packs that were available at the time this guidance was published or validated. When you deploy the components, it is possible that the version of a management or content pack on VMware Solution Exchange and in-product marketplace is newer than the one provided.

VMware makes available patches and releases to address critical security and functional issues for several products. After deploying using this guidance, verify that you are using the latest security and express patches or hotfixes for a given component available.

  • For applying patches and hotfixes to ESXi, vCenter Server, and NSX, use update bundles in SDDC Manager.
  • For applying patches and hotfixes to vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager, Workspace ONE Access, vRealize Operations Manager, vRealize Log Insight, or vRealize Automation, use vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager.

If a patch must be applied to your environment, follow the VMware published practices and VMware Knowledge Base articles for the specific patch. If an issue occurs during or after the process of applying a patch, contact VMware Technical Support.

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
03 DEC 2020
  • This guidance is compatible with the 8.2 versions of the vRealize Suite 2019 products. You can replace the corresponding validated product versions with the compatible versions. If there are differences between the user interfaces of the validated and compatible versions, refer to the product documentation.
  • To disassociate the default vRealize Log Insight deployment from SDDC Manager, you use a supported script from KB article https://kb.vmware.com/kb/81718. See the prerequisite in Remove the Default vRealize Log Insight Cluster in Region A.
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 Lifecycle Manager 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.