IaaS administrators, tenant administrators or business group managers, and fabric administrators perform required and optional configurations to implement multi-machine services in vRealize Automation.

For information about how to create the necessary network profiles, fabric groups, business groups, reservation policies, and machine endpoints, see the following documents:

  • IaaS Configuration for Virtual Platforms

  • IaaS Configuration for Cloud Platforms

  • IaaS Configuration for Physical Machines

The following high-level checklist shows the tasks required to integrate multi-machine services into an existing vRealize Automation deployment.

Table 1. Configuring IaaS for multi-machine services checklist

Task

Required Role

Check Box Configure vRealize Automation workflows to call vRealize Orchestrator workflows.

See Create a vRealize Orchestrator Endpoint.

Outside of vRealize Automation

Check Box Create a vSphere endpoint to allow vRealize Automation to interact with a vCloud Networking and Security or NSX instance.

See Create a vSphere Endpoint for Networking and Security Virtualization.

IaaS administrator

Check Box Create network profiles.

To use the vCloud Networking and Security or NSX endpoint you must create a routed network profile.

See Creating a Network Profile.

Fabric administrator

Check Box Create a reservation to assign networks and security groups.

See Create a Reservation.

IaaS administrator

Check Box Depending on your customization needs, you can configure scripts, custom properties, and actions for the multi-machine service.

See Creating Multi-Machine Blueprints.

  • Tenant administrator

  • Business group manager

Check Box Create multi-machine blueprints.

See Create a Multi-Machine Blueprint.

  • Tenant administrator

  • Business group manager

Check Box Configure multi-machine blueprints to provision to virtualized networks based on the vCloud Networking and Security or NSX platform.

See Configuring Multi-Machine Blueprints for Network and Security Virtualization.

  • Tenant administrator

  • Business group manager

Check Box Publish multi-machine blueprints.

See Publish a Blueprint.

  • Tenant administrator

  • Business group manager

Before users can request machines, a tenant administrator must configure the service catalog. See Tenant Administration.