An IaaS administrator creates an endpoint to allow vRealize Automation to communicate with your OpenStack or PowerVC instance.


  • Log in to the vRealize Automation console as an IaaS administrator.

  • Store User Credentials for Cloud Endpoints.

  • Verify that your vRealize Automation DEMs are installed on a machine that meets the Openstack or PowerVC requirements. See Installation and Configuration.


  1. Select Infrastructure > Endpoints > Endpoints.
  2. Select New Endpoint > Cloud > OpenStack.
  3. Enter a name and, optionally, a description.
  4. Type the URL for the endpoint in the Address text box.




    The URL must be of the format https://FQDN/powervc/openstack/service. For example:


    The URL must be of the format FQDN:5000 or IP_address:5000. Do not include the /v2.0 suffix in the endpoint address. For example:

  5. Select the Credentials for the endpoint.

    The credentials you provide must have the administrator role in the Red Hat OpenStack tenant associated with the endpoint.

  6. Type a Red Hat OpenStack tenant name in the OpenStack project text box.

    If you set up multiple endpoints with different Red Hat OpenStack tenants, create reservation policies for each tenant. This ensures that machines are provisioned to the appropriate tenant resources.

  7. (Optional) Add any custom properties.
  8. Click OK.

What to do next

Add the compute resources from your endpoint to a fabric group.

See Create a Fabric Group.