You can add components to your product to configure a multi node setup to form a cluster.

Prerequisites

vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager does not allow you to add a component of a product until the certificate mapping for that product is created in the locker. When you replace the vRealize Automation certificate using the new certificate added to locker, the new certificate contains additional host entries for new components which should be added as part of scale-out. After you import or create a certificate in the locker, apply this certificate in the product, only then the additional components will be visible in the product.

To map the certificate for the product in the locker, import the product certificate in the locker and trigger the inventory sync for that product. This creates a reference for that product with the certificate in the locker. This is applicable for an import scenario.

Verify that the certificate is replaced in the product where the certificate contains all the product components host names including the Load Balancer host name and a new additional component host names that are added is also specified. For more information on replacing certificates, see Replace Certificate for vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager Products. For more information on load balance, see vRealize Automation Load Balancing.

Procedure

  1. On the environment card, select a product, click the vertical ellipses, and select Add Component.
    For an imported environment, manually enter the text boxes for the selected product.
    Note: At times, scaling out patched products from vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager might fail. This is because joining the cluster fails due to version mismatch in the product appliances. You can download and use the OVA corresponding to the patch. When you click Add Component, a warning message appears indicating whether the OVA required to scale out the patched product is available or not in the vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager. The required OVA bundle can be downloaded from My VMware Portal into the vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager appliance and mapped. You can download and map the patched product binaries. For more information on how to download the patch product binaries, see Configure Your Patched Product Binaries.
  2. Under the Infra details, select the required vCenter Server, Cluster, Network, Datastore, and Disk Format from the drop-down menus.
  3. Select the Applicable Time Sync mode and click Next.
  4. Under the Network details, if the environment is a newly created, then the text boxes are auto-populated. If the environment is imported, you have to manually enter the text boxes.
  5. Click Next.
  6. Select the Applicable Time Sync Mode and under the components section, select the node.
    The advanced setting provides more information on configuring the selected node in a cluster. For an imported environment in 2.0 where a product is scaled out, ensure that the provided certificate is primary-node certificate, as the pre-check matches the primary node certificate. For environments from older vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager versions, you can add the older certificate during a scale-out by clicking Add button. This populates the older certificate data from the environment's Infrastructure properties.
  7. Under Component > Product properties, select the required text boxes.
    The field in this section varies for different products.
    Product Name Components
    vRealize Automation 7.x
    • vra-server-secondary

    • iaas-web

    • iaas-manager-passive

    • iaas-dem-orchestrator

    • iaas-dem-worker

    • proxy-agent-vsphere

    vRealize Automation 8.x

    secondary

    vRealize Operations Manager
    • Data
    • Remote Collector
    vRealize Business for Cloud VRB-Collector
    vRealize Log Insight VRLI-Worker
    vRealize Network Insight
    • vRNI-Platform

    • vRNI-Collector
  8. Enter the required text boxes and click Next, and run Precheck.
  9. Read the summary and click Submit.