Endpoints allow vRealize Automation to communicate with your environment to collect data and provision machines.

About this task


You do not have to create endpoints one at a time. You can also create endpoints by importing them from a CSV file.



  1. Select Infrastructure > Endpoints > Endpoints.
  2. New Endpoint > Physical and select the type of machine for which your are creating the endpoint.
  3. Enter a name in the Name text box.
  4. (Optional) : Enter a description in the Description text box.
  5. Type the address used to interact with the management interface of the hardware in the Address text box.


    Address Format

    Cisco UCS Manager

    IP address in URL format, for example https://111.222.333.444

    Dell iDRAC

    Host name and optional port, Web URL, or IP address, for example 11.222.333.444

    HP iLO

    Host name and optional port, Web URL, or IP address, for example mymachine-mycompany.com:8281

  6. Select the Credentials for the endpoint.

    If you did not already store the credentials, you can do so now.

  7. (Optional) : Add any custom properties.
  8. (Optional) : Click the Details tab to provide information about the physical location of your hardware.
  9. Click OK.


vRealize Automation can now discover your compute resources.


Renaming vSphere assets after discovery can cause provisioning to fail.