Before you install vRealize Automation you must define the vCenter Server details, resource location to deploy your appliance, and specify resources and then access vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager.


Verify that you have the configuration details for:

  • vCenter Server details
  • Network of vRealize Automation and vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager
  • Lifecycle VA deployment
  • VMware Identity Manager Greenfield or brownfield deployment


  1. Click Install on the vRealize Easy Installer window.
  2. Click Next after reading the introduction.
  3. Accept the License Agreement and click Next.
  4. Read the Customer Experience Improvement Program and select the checkbox to join the program.
  5. To specify vCenter Server details.
    1. Enter the vCenter Server Hostname.
    2. Enter the HTTPs Port number.
    3. Enter the vCenter Server Username and Password.
  6. Click Next and you are prompted with a Certificate Warning, click Yes to proceed.
  7. You must specify a location to deploy virtual appliances.
    1. Expand the vCenter Server tree.
    2. Expand to any data center and map your deployment to a specific VM folder.
  8. Specify a resource cluster.
    1. Expand the data center tree to an appropriate resource location and click Next.
  9. Store your deployment, allocate a datastore and click Next.
  10. Set-up Network and Password configuration, enter the required fields, and click Next.
    1. Enter the NTP Server for the appliance and click Next.
    The network configurations provided for all products are a one time entry for your configuration settings. The password provided is also common for all products and you don't need to enter the password again while you are installing the products.

    Password should have minimum one upper case, one lower case, one number and one special character. Special characters can be !@#$%^&*() but colon(:) is not supported in the password for all the supported suite products.

  11. Set up vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager configuration settings.
    1. Enter a Virtual Machine Name, IP Address, and Hostname.
    2. Click Next.

    You can use the vRealize Easy Installer

    to either import an existing VMware Identity Manager into vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager or to deploy a new instance VMware Identity Manager.

    If using VMware Identity Manager for a newVMware Identity Manager installation, onlyVMware Identity Manager 3.3.1 is allowed.

    This is a mandatory step for a vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager deployment.

    vRealize Automation installation is optional. vRealize Automation can be deployed in a standard or a cluster mode. Standard supports a single node vRealize Automation and cluster mode supports 3 node vRealize Automation installation.

  12. Review the summary page that contains the vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager, VMware Identity Manager, and vRealize Automation installation details.

What to do next

For more information on assigning user access and roles, see Assign a User Role in vCenter Server.You can now start installing VMware Identity Manager.