You can configure the infrastructure details when you create an environment.


If the selected data center does not have a vCenter Server associated with it, then you must add a vCenter Server.


  1. Select a vCenter Server from the drop-down menu.
    Note: There should be at least one vCenter Server associated with a data center.
  2. Select a Cluster.
  3. When you click Select a Folder, all the folders that are associated in the vCenter Server are listed.
    If the folders are not displayed, then refresh the vCenter data collection from the vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager settings page.
  4. To deploy your VM, click Select a Resource Pool.
    All the resource pools that are associated with the selected cluster are listed.
    Note: You can select a resource pool to deploy your VM. Both folder and resource pool selection are optional. If you do not specify any resource pool, the VM is deployed in the default (root) resource pool of the selected cluster. If you do not specify the folder details for both vCenter Server and resource pool, the deployment of the VM is saved in the default (root) VM folder of the data center inside the vCenter.
  5. Select the required Network, DataStore, and Disk Format.
    Note: vRealize Operations Manager deployment fails when you provide incorrect infrastructure details such as wrong DNS or gateway details without running a pre-check while you create an environment flow. If the deployment fails, you might not see the correct cause of deployment failure using the error or code message that appears in vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager UI, and you cannot proceed further with that deployment. As a result, you might have to delete the Environment card from vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager with all the products or nodes that were deployed as part of that environment. You can run Pre-check so that Infrastructure-related issues are detected and can be corrected before triggering the deployment.
  6. With Lifecycle Manager 2.1, to integrate with VMware Identity Manager, select Integrate with Identity Manager check box.
    Note: Integration with VMware Identity Manager is not supported for vRealize Network Insight 3.9 and 4.0, even if the option is available in the Lifecycle Manager UI.
  7. Select the Suite Admin from the drop-down menu.
  8. Select the required Time sync mode:
    Option Description
    Use Time Server (NTP) When you select the NTP Server, you have to select the assigned time server from the NTP list. If an NTP server is not added, then to add one, click Global Settings. You are then directed to the Settings page to add an NTP server. For more information, see Configure NTP Servers.
    Use Host Time When you select the Host time, then the environment proceeds with the system time.
  9. After you have added NTP servers, you can click Select Servers to add an NTP at an Infrastructure level.
  10. Select the NTP servers from the list and you can reorder the NTP servers based on the precedence by clicking the arrows.
    When you select a vRealize Suite product, you can configure using these Time servers for the selected component.
  11. Click Finish.
  12. To configure the Network details, click Next.